1999 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
Nurses' Continuing Education and Support System
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Kitasato University |
HAYASHI Shigeko Kitasato University, School of Nursing, Professor -> 北里大学, 看護学部, 教授 (30010010)
NAITO Masako Kitasato University, School of Nursing, Professor, 看護学部, 教授 (10010084)
IKEDA Akiko Kitasato University, School of Nursing, Professor, 看護学部, 教授 (90090399)
MIYASATO Kazuko Kitasato University, School of Nursing, Professor, 看護学部, 教授 (60077196)
TODA Hajime Kitasato University, School of Nursing, Assistant Professor, 看護学部, 助教授 (80286369)
|Project Period (FY)
1998 – 1999
|Keywords||basic nursing education / clinical field practice / nurses' continuing education|
This study was conducted to identify nurses' continuing education needs and their current state of adequacy and was aimed at modeling nurses' continuing education in order to meet social needs and nurses' needs today. It was composed of the following three parts:
1. The ideal of clinical field practice instruction in basic nursing education:
The basic requirements of clinical field practice instruction were defined by analyzing the state of clinical field practice over the past 10 years in a nursing school in order to develop nursing practice ability of students as the foundation of nursing practice.
2. Support system for the continuing education needs of nurses in hospitals:
The 769 nurses working in two university hospitals were divided into four levels according lo years of nursing experience, and after investigating and analyzing their clinical nursing practice attainment and professional career development, their educational needs were defined according to each level. The results indicated that functions are needed that match clinical nursing practice attainment and professional career development as a system that responds to these needs.
3. Continuing education needs of nurses and the status of their fulfillment:
The continuing education needs of nurses and the status of their fulfillment were investigated, with nursing administrators and nurses at 24 hospitals in Kanagawa Prefecture as the subjects. The education needs or approximately 70% of the 3232 nurses were specialized lerning and the acquisition of broader knowledge and culture. The results suggested that a system needs to be created to provide information and resources as a means of supporting education.
We integrated the above three parts of the study and proposed a model of nurses' continuing education as support system.