Nursing Graduates’ Preparedness For Practice, Substantiating the Call for Competency-Evaluated Education, 2023.pdf (329.47 kB)
Nursing Graduates’ Preparedness for Practice: Substantiating the Call for Competency-Evaluated Nursing Education
journal contributionposted on 2023-07-21, 14:13 authored by Tammy McGarity, Laura MonahanLaura Monahan, Katelijne Acker, Wendi Pollock
Practice readiness continues to be a challenge in healthcare. This was especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. This focused descriptive–correlational study examined nurses’ perceived preparedness for practice during the pandemic. One hundred and eighty-four registered nurses (RN) responded to Qualtrics survey questions addressing the competencies they perceived they had and the competencies they felt they needed that would have better prepared them to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results demonstrated that although these nurses felt competent in certain areas, they perceived that they needed more education in those same areas to feel better prepared. Bivariate correlations and linear regression analysis indicated that institutional competency development, education, and work experience influenced perceived competency.
CitationMcGarity, T., Monahan, L., Acker, K.Pollock, W. (n.d.). Nursing Graduates’ Preparedness for Practice: Substantiating the Call for Competency-Evaluated Nursing Education. Behavioral Sciences, 13(7), 553-553. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs13070553