Volume 18, Number 67 (Sep 2008)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2008, 18(67): 35-42 | Back to browse issues page


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Nesami M, Rafiee F, Parvizi S, Esmaeili R. Concept analysis of competency in nursing: Qualitative research. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2008; 18 (67) :35-42
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-490-en.html

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Background and Purpose: Competency is a complicated and an ambiguous concept. It is also a challenging subject in the health care arena, which is significant in different aspects of nursing, such as education, clinic and management. There are ambiguities about it, thus, in this article, researchers conducted analysis of this concept.
Materials and methods: This research is a concept analysis by the hybrid method. This model has three steps. In literature review stage, 475 related articles exist in databases up to September 2007 were analyzed and evaluated. As to the importance of educational system in the training of nursing courses, 5 educators were interviewed in the field work stage. After listening to tapes, results were Tran scripted and content analysis was done. In the last stage, holistic analysis was carried out.
Results: Best definition and properties of competency was selected based on literature reviews. In the field work stage, categories and attributes, same as literature reviews stage, were emerged with interviewing of nursing educators, in addition to holistic view properties, in relation to attitude domain and creativity of management domain. In the last stage, a hybrid model was delivered.
Conclusion: In the Iranian field of nursing, educational planning, implementing competency instrument, nurses and students evaluation can be performed according to this study criterion.
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