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A Study on Disaster Preparedness, Core Competencies and Educational Needs on Disaster Nursing of Nursing Students
Kim, Hee-Jung;
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This study was aimed to investigate disaster preparedness, core competencies and educational needs on disaster nursing of nursing students and to provide basic data needed for development of disaster nursing educational program. 254 nursing students enrolled in 3 college of nursing in D-city completed questionnaires. The data were collected from November 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014. The average level of core competencies on disaster nursing was 2.76 out of 5 points, which was moderate for the core competencies on disaster nursing. Disaster preparedness was 2.14 out of 5 points, suggesting that they are generally not well prepared for disaster. Factors affecting core competencies on disaster nursing were disaster preparedness, educational needs, grade, and experience of disaster education. It is necessary to develop disaster nursing educational program to reflect the needs of the field in Korea. And Nurse educator needs to develop strategies to prepare their students for disasters. Further research is needed to adequately address this issue.
core competency;disaster nursing;disaster preparedness;educational need;nursing student;
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