Opin vísindi

The level of competence of graduating nursing students in 10 European countries—Comparison between countries

The level of competence of graduating nursing students in 10 European countries—Comparison between countries


Title: The level of competence of graduating nursing students in 10 European countries—Comparison between countries
Author: Kajander-Unkuri, Satu
Koskinen, Sanna
Brugnolli, Anna
Cerezuela Torre, MªAngeles
Elonen, Imane
Kiele, Viktorija
Lehwaldt, Daniela
Löyttyniemi, Eliisa
Nemcová, Jana
de Oliveira, Célia Simão
... 8 more authors Show all authors
Date: 2021-05
Language: English
Scope: 15
Department: Faculty of Nursing
Series: Nursing Open; 8(3)
ISSN: 2054-1058
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.712
Subject: Nemendur; Hjúkrunarfræði; competence; Europe; evaluation; graduating nursing student; nurse competence scale; nursing education; Nursing (all)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2758

Show full item record

Citation:

Kajander-Unkuri , S , Koskinen , S , Brugnolli , A , Cerezuela Torre , MA , Elonen , I , Kiele , V , Lehwaldt , D , Löyttyniemi , E , Nemcová , J , de Oliveira , C S , Palese , A , Rua , M , Salminen , L , Šateková , L , Stubner , J , Sveinsdóttir , H , Visiers-Jiménez , L & Leino-Kilpi , H 2021 , ' The level of competence of graduating nursing students in 10 European countries—Comparison between countries ' , Nursing Open , vol. 8 , no. 3 , pp. 1048-1062 . https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.712

Abstract:

Aim: To analyse graduating nursing students’ self-assessed competence level in Europe at graduation, at the beginning of nursing career. Design: An international cross-sectional evaluative design. Methods: Data were collected in February 2018–July 2019 from graduating nursing students in 10 European countries. Competence was assessed with a validated instrument, the Nurse Competence Scale (NCS). The sample comprised 3,490 students (response rate 45%), and data were analysed statistically. Results: In all countries, graduating nursing students assessed their competence as good (range 50.0–69.1; VAS 0–100), albeit with statistically significant differences between countries. The assessments were highest in Iceland and lowest in Lithuania. Older students, those with working experience in health care, satisfied with their current degree programme, with excellent or good study achievements, graduating to 1st study choice and having a nursing career plan for future assessed their competence higher.

Description:

Funding information: This study was supported by the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Nursing Education Foundation sr. Publisher Copyright: © 2020 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)