The Development of Nursing Students' Competencies Assessment in Clinical Practice at Emergency Department

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Theerachol Satsin
Boonrat Plangsorn


The purpose of this study was to investigate the competency assessment formof nursing students in the core skills of emergency nursing activities. Data were collected by simple random sampling from 30 3rd year students who were enrolled in the Adult and Elderly Nursing Practicum 2, Suan Dusit University, In the first semester of academic year 2023. The researchers developed the instrument based on skills of emergency nursing concept, using semi-structured interview and focus group. As a part of collecting evidence for content validation of the instrumentation, Item Objective Congruence (IOC) analysis was used in this study. The data was analysed with descriptive statistics for performance competence of nursing activities and Cronbach's alpha coefficient to analyze the consistency between.

The results of this study revealed that a competency consisted of five categories and twenty-six behavioral indicators which were 1) competency of skill in emergency assessment consisted of seven behavioral indicators, 2) competency of nursing practice in critical
and emergency condition consisted of eight behavioral indicators, 3) competency of communication consisted of two behavioral indicators, 4) competency of ethical and legal aspects consisted of five behavioral indicators, and 5) competency of personality and self- Improvement consisted of four behavioral indicators. The Item Objective Congruence were
1, 0.98, 0.67, 0.80, and 1, respectively, and the Cronbach's alpha coefficient values were 0.80, 0.82, 0.65, 0.69, and 0.87, respectively.

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Satsin, T., & Plangsorn, B. (2023). The Development of Nursing Students’ Competencies Assessment in Clinical Practice at Emergency Department. Vajira Nursing Journal, 25(2), 54–66. Retrieved from
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