Improvement of Iranian nurses’ competence through professional portfolio:A quasi-experimental study

Bahreini, Masoud and Moattari, Marzieh and Shahamat, Shohreh and Dobaradaran, Sina and Ravanipour, Mariam (2013) Improvement of Iranian nurses’ competence through professional portfolio:A quasi-experimental study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 15. pp. 51-57.

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The aim of the study was to determine the effect of a portfolio-based professional development program on nurses’ competence in a university hospital in Iran.A pre-test/post-test, controlled, quasi-experimental design was used. From the university hospital’s 18 general wards, four wards were randomly selected.Two wards were randomly allocated as the experimental group (35 subjects) and two wards as the control group (38 subjects). Nurses in the experimental group participated in a 12-month portfolio-based professional development program and nurses in the control group participated in the routine professional development programs of their wards. The data were collected by the Nurse Competence Scale and were analyzed using descriptive statistics and independent and paired t-tests.After intervention, the average nurses’ competence in the experimental group increased significantly (P < 0.001) but these changes in the control group were not significant (P = 0.08).This study shows that the professional portfolio is an effective tool for improving nurses’ competence. The professional portfolios help nurses update their knowledge, skills, and competence towards their full role as nurses.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: indexer:mehran zakizadeh
Uncontrolled Keywords: competence, Iran, nursing, portfolio, professional development.
Divisions: Faculty of Medicin
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2016 03:11
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2016 03:11

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