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Nurse competence and its contribution to safe and high-quality patient care
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Nursing. (Avdelningen för omvårdnad)
2014 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
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Background: The International Council of Nurses states that 90 % of all health-care services worldwide is delivered by nurses. In 2005 the Swedish National Board for Health and Welfare developed competence requirements for registered nurses, thereby describing the views and recommendations of the Swedish government and society with respect to nurses’ expected knowledge and skills. The competence requirements, which are in line with the Munich Declaration (2000), have the goal to contribute to safe and high-quality patient care. In order to assess the outcome of the competence requirement, a tool has been developed and validated by the Swedish Nurse Professional Competence (NPC) research project group. The tool is used for measuring self-reported competence among both nurse students prior to graduation and among practicing nurses.

Aim/goal: To present studies conducted by the research group with focus on the use of  the Nurse Professional Competence (NPC) Scale and its potential use in research and quality improvement in nursing education and nursing practice in Sweden as well as in Europe.

Procedure: In this workshop the research group will present several studies and invite to explore and discuss its further applicability in the European context with aspects of professional nurse competence such as; (1) the establishment and use of the NPC Scale, (2) the current self-reported competence level among nurse students at 50% of the higher education institutions in Sweden, (3) the outcome of internationalization in nursing education among registered nurses and their self reported competence, (4) the level of self-reported disaster nursing competence among nurse students and graduated nurses, (5) the effect of educational interventions on nurse students self-reported competence.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33842OAI: diva2:750201
SIGMA THETA TAU INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 2nd EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE Leadership, Learning and Research in Nursing and Midwifery Dates 16-18 June 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2014-09-26 Created: 2014-09-26 Last updated: 2014-09-30Bibliographically approved

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