Affecting Factors on Clinical Competence of Nursing Students

간호대학생의 임상수행능력 영향 요인

  • 장희정 (영남이공대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 곽윤경 (신라대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2013.08.08
  • Accepted : 2013.09.06
  • Published : 2013.09.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of clinical competence and influencing factors of clinical competence in nursing students. Convenience sample of 197 subjects were recruited from two colleges in D city. The survey was conducted from March 2nd to 21th 2011. The data was collected by questionnaires and was analyzed with SPSS statistics 21.0. The mean score of clinical competence was 3.96. Significant positive correlation among clinical thinking disposition, problem solving ability, major satisfaction, satisfaction with clinical practice, clinical competence were found. It was found that the effect of clinical thinking disposition, completion of logic course, problem solving ability on clinical competence was 27.2% and clinical thinking disposition influence on clinical competence in nursing students. The study findings suggest that to develop the effective learning program with achievement level of clinical competency for nursing students.


Nursing student;Clinical competency


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