Effect of Competencies Development Program on Nursing Quality Improvement of Nursing Students

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Nusara Prasertsri
Chanukorn Kaewmanee


Quality improvement (QI) competency is considered an essential competency in the nursing profession. Information on teaching to improve QI competency of nursing students is limited. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a quality improvement program on QI competency, which includes knowledge, attitude, and skills related to QI. A quasi-experimental one-group pretest-posttest design was conducted. The sample was composed of 175 4th year nursing students of Boromarajonani Collage of Nursing, Sanpasithiprasong. The quality improvement program included a lecture (2 hrs), a workshop on evidence-based practice (7 hrs), and a nursing practicum (120 hrs.) integrated with clinical teaching. A self-administered QI competency questionnaire (20 items, 5 Likert scale) was completed before and after the QI program implementation. Mentors rated QI competency of the students after the QI program implementation. Descriptive statistics were used and a paired t-test analysis was conducted to assess the differences of the mean scores before and after the QI teaching program. It was found that significant improvement in QI competency and QI practice can be achieved in nursing students through the QI program. The mentor expressed that the students’ QI competency was at a high and highest level. The integration of the QI program for nursing into pre-graduation clinical instruction and nursing practicum has led to the development of quality improvement competencies in nursing.


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Prasertsri น, Kaewmanee ช. Effect of Competencies Development Program on Nursing Quality Improvement of Nursing Students. NJPH (วารสาร พ.ส.) [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 30 [cited 2022 May 19];31(3):138-50. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnaph/article/view/255648


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