Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: A 'before and after' study of nursing students' self-assessed competence in identifiying the needs of older patients in hospital using an educational workbook; with validity and reliability testing of competence measures
Author: Coleman, Deborah June
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
A core component of nurse education is clinical practice in order to support the development of clinical skills and competence. Assessment and measurement of the clinical competence of nursing students is important to gauge their professional development and educational needs. An important educational function for both Schools of Nursing and clinically based mentors is to support nursing students to achieve the competencies required to complete a comprehensive patient assessment. The study is reported in three discrete stages. Stage one identified and tested the psychometric properties of two self-report competence scales; the Nursing Competencies Questionnaire (NCQ) and the Self-Efficacy in Clinical Performance (SECP) with a sample of second year pre-registration adult nursing students. Testing the reliability and validity of the two scales confirmed their suitability for use as outcome measures in stage two of the study. In stage two a ‘before and after’ design was used to determine if there was a relationship between score changes in the scales tested and use of an Older Persons’ Educational Assessment Workbook among a sample of second year adult nursing students. A content analysis of completed workbooks and a survey of opinions regarding the usefulness of the workbook were undertaken in stage three of the study.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.N.P.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available