An Evaluation of the policy of integrating RDU curriculum into the Bachelor of Nursing Science Program and RDU competency of Nurse Instructors


  • Phawida Putthikhan Fundamental of Nursing and Nursing Administration Branch, Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing
  • Kanoklekha Suwannapong Royal Thai Navy College of Nursing
  • Naruemol Angsirisak Faculty of Nursing, Siam University
  • Kamolrat Turner Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Changwat Nonthaburi, Praboromarajchanok Institute
  • Suntharawadee Theinpichet Center for Continuing Nursing Education, Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council


rational drug use, policy, competency, nursing science program



            This study aimed to evaluate the policy of integrating RDU curriculum into the Bachelor of Nursing Science program and RDU competency of nurse instructors.   The sample comprised 1,052 administrators and nursing instructors from 86 nursing institutions.  The data were collected using an online questionnaire and analyzed using frequency, percentages, means, and standard deviations.

            The results show that most respondents are aware of the policy of integrating RDU curriculum into the Bachelor of Nursing Science program (98.76%). Most of nursing institutions had a clear written policy and implemented this policy at a practical level (53.52%), and determined the objectives and learning outcomes of RDU competencies in the curriculum (75.67%). Nurse instructors had overall RDU competencies at a high level (Mean = 4.25, SD = 0.82). When considering each category, the results showed that  competency in evaluating medication-related problems before using a drug with patients had the highest mean score (Mean = 4.40, SD = 0.73), followed by competency in drug administration with correct prescription (Mean = 4.34, SD = 0.76). The competency in continuing to develop knowledge and ability in drug administration had the lowest mean (Mean = 4.11, SD = 0.83).




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