Author(s): Tsai CW, Tsai SH, Chen YY, Lee WL
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Abstract Abstract Background: Professional commitment, maintaining nursing competency, and improving self-efficacy could be necessary to enhance the quality of care service in Taiwan. AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among nursing competency, career self-efficacy, and professional commitment in hospital nurses. METHODS/DESIGN: We used a stratified cluster random sampling method for the selection. To take 762 nurses with work experience of more than 6 months were selected from 2 regional hospitals and 3 district hospitals in Taiwan. The nurses answered a self-report questionnaire, which was categorized into four sections: Personal background data, nursing competency, career self-efficacy, and professional commitment. RESULTS/FINDINGS: The results indicate that nursing competency and career self-efficacy of nurses were at a high level, whereas professional commitment was at a medium level. Nursing competency, career self-efficacy, and professional commitment were significantly positively correlated. CONCLUSION: The career self-efficacy and professional commitment of medical and nursing personnel can help to increase nursing competency and to improve the quality of medical and nursing care.
This article was published in Contemp Nurse
and referenced in Journal of Nursing & Care