Development of a Learning Needs Assessment Tool for Nurse Managers to Offer Continuing Education Programs Which Reflect Their Learning Needs

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602868
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Title:
Development of a Learning Needs Assessment Tool for Nurse Managers to Offer Continuing Education Programs Which Reflect Their Learning Needs
Author(s):
Nakayama, Toshiko; Nomoto, Yuriko; Kameoka, Tomomi; Funashima, Naomi; Yokoyama, Kyoko; Nagano, Mitsuko; Nomoto, Yuriko; Kameoka, Tomomi; Funashima, Naomi; Yokoyama, Kyoko; Nagano, Mitsuko
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Toshiko Nakayama, RN, DNSc, nakayamat@faculty.chiba-u.jp; Yuriko Nomoto, RN, DNSc; Tomomi Kameoka, RN, DNSc; Naomi Funashima, RN; Kyoko Yokoyama, RN, DNSc; Mitsuko Nagano, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background: Nurse managers are the nurses with management responsibilities in a nursing unit. They have primary responsibilities for staffing and scheduling, managing current staff, and day-to-day operations of the unit. Recently, the role of nurse manager continues to expand within the health care system. To be able to adapt to this expansion of the role and to be able to undertake the role of nurse manager independently as a professional, it is necessary for nurse managers to learn independently and to have opportunities for continuing education. A learning needs assessment tool for nurse managers in Japan could measure the learning needs of nurse managers to promote evidence-based professional development. Objectives: To develop a learning needs assessment tool for nurse managers, which has well-established reliability and validity. Methods: There were three stages in developing the scale: (a) Making items for the scale based on qualitative and inductive research findings (Nakayama & Funashima, ongoing submission to a nursing conference in Japan). (b) Examining the content validity with a panel of experts and a pilot study. (c) Conducting two surveys and testing the reliability and validity of the scale. Results: A Learning Needs Assessment Tool for Nurse Managers (LNAT-NM), consisting of 25 items with a 6-point Likert scale, was constructed using the afore-mentioned three stages. In the 1 st survey, the instrument packets, including the LNAT-NM and a demographic questionnaire, were distributed to 1,191 nurse managers working at 435 hospitals all over Japan. Six hundred and eleven nurse managers (52.3%) responded, and 512 valid data were analyzed. Cronbach’s alpha, a reliability coefficient of the LNAT-NM, was 0.940. The result signifies that the LNAT-NM has high internal consistency. Nurse managers with under 2 years’ experience at their nursing unit had learning needs higher than nurse managers with above 5 years’ experience at their nursing unit (t=2.837, p=0.005). Nurse managers who perceived their management competency to be low had learning needs higher than nurse managers who perceived them to be high (t=2.675, p=0,008). The results indicate that the LNAT-NM has construct validity by the known-group method. In the 2 nd survey, the instrument packets, including the LNAT-NM and a demographic questionnaire, were distributed to 156 nurse managers working at 21 hospitals selected for convenience to examine stability. Forty-four valid data were analyzed. Test-retest reliability was 0.746 (p<0.001). The result shows that the LNAT-NM has stability. The LNAT-NM consists of 25 questions, including items such as “basic skills and knowledge of nursing management for effective and efficient provision of nursing services”, “knowledge and skills necessary for patient safety”, “organization and management according to the specialty and characteristics of a nursing unit”, “educational support and career development necessary for human resource development”, “improvement of a working environment and reduction of turnover for retention of human resources” and “management and business knowledge needed to participate in management planning in a hospital”. Conclusions: The reliability and validity of the LNAT-NM was ascertained, and it has been found that hospital clinical nurse educators can measure the learning needs of nurse managers using the LNAT-NM, and use the results to offer continuing education programs for nurse managers designed to meet their learning needs.
Keywords:
nurse managers; learning needs; continuing education in nursing
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.59
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.titleDevelopment of a Learning Needs Assessment Tool for Nurse Managers to Offer Continuing Education Programs Which Reflect Their Learning Needsen
dc.contributor.authorNakayama, Toshikoen
dc.contributor.authorNomoto, Yurikoen
dc.contributor.authorKameoka, Tomomien
dc.contributor.authorFunashima, Naomien
dc.contributor.authorYokoyama, Kyokoen
dc.contributor.authorNagano, Mitsukoen
dc.contributor.authorNomoto, Yurikoen
dc.contributor.authorKameoka, Tomomien
dc.contributor.authorFunashima, Naomien
dc.contributor.authorYokoyama, Kyokoen
dc.contributor.authorNagano, Mitsukoen
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsToshiko Nakayama, RN, DNSc, nakayamat@faculty.chiba-u.jp; Yuriko Nomoto, RN, DNSc; Tomomi Kameoka, RN, DNSc; Naomi Funashima, RN; Kyoko Yokoyama, RN, DNSc; Mitsuko Nagano, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602868en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background: Nurse managers are the nurses with management responsibilities in a nursing unit. They have primary responsibilities for staffing and scheduling, managing current staff, and day-to-day operations of the unit. Recently, the role of nurse manager continues to expand within the health care system. To be able to adapt to this expansion of the role and to be able to undertake the role of nurse manager independently as a professional, it is necessary for nurse managers to learn independently and to have opportunities for continuing education. A learning needs assessment tool for nurse managers in Japan could measure the learning needs of nurse managers to promote evidence-based professional development. Objectives: To develop a learning needs assessment tool for nurse managers, which has well-established reliability and validity. Methods: There were three stages in developing the scale: (a) Making items for the scale based on qualitative and inductive research findings (Nakayama & Funashima, ongoing submission to a nursing conference in Japan). (b) Examining the content validity with a panel of experts and a pilot study. (c) Conducting two surveys and testing the reliability and validity of the scale. Results: A Learning Needs Assessment Tool for Nurse Managers (LNAT-NM), consisting of 25 items with a 6-point Likert scale, was constructed using the afore-mentioned three stages. In the 1 st survey, the instrument packets, including the LNAT-NM and a demographic questionnaire, were distributed to 1,191 nurse managers working at 435 hospitals all over Japan. Six hundred and eleven nurse managers (52.3%) responded, and 512 valid data were analyzed. Cronbach’s alpha, a reliability coefficient of the LNAT-NM, was 0.940. The result signifies that the LNAT-NM has high internal consistency. Nurse managers with under 2 years’ experience at their nursing unit had learning needs higher than nurse managers with above 5 years’ experience at their nursing unit (t=2.837, p=0.005). Nurse managers who perceived their management competency to be low had learning needs higher than nurse managers who perceived them to be high (t=2.675, p=0,008). The results indicate that the LNAT-NM has construct validity by the known-group method. In the 2 nd survey, the instrument packets, including the LNAT-NM and a demographic questionnaire, were distributed to 156 nurse managers working at 21 hospitals selected for convenience to examine stability. Forty-four valid data were analyzed. Test-retest reliability was 0.746 (p<0.001). The result shows that the LNAT-NM has stability. The LNAT-NM consists of 25 questions, including items such as “basic skills and knowledge of nursing management for effective and efficient provision of nursing services”, “knowledge and skills necessary for patient safety”, “organization and management according to the specialty and characteristics of a nursing unit”, “educational support and career development necessary for human resource development”, “improvement of a working environment and reduction of turnover for retention of human resources” and “management and business knowledge needed to participate in management planning in a hospital”. Conclusions: The reliability and validity of the LNAT-NM was ascertained, and it has been found that hospital clinical nurse educators can measure the learning needs of nurse managers using the LNAT-NM, and use the results to offer continuing education programs for nurse managers designed to meet their learning needs.en
dc.subjectnurse managersen
dc.subjectlearning needsen
dc.subjectcontinuing education in nursingen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:38:25Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:38:25Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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