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Pediatric nurse practitioners' clinical competencies and knowing patterns in nursing: Focus group interviews

Authors
 Hyejung Lee  ;  Anna Kim  ;  Anna Meong  ;  Minjeong Seo 
Citation
 CONTEMPORARY NURSE, Vol.53(5) : 515-523, 2017 
Journal Title
 CONTEMPORARY NURSE 
ISSN
 1037-6178 
Issue Date
2017
Keywords
competency ; knowledge development ; pediatric nurse practitioner ; qualitative research
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The generic competency domains of advanced nursing practice have been reported on in numerous countries, but rather few studies have examined competencies specific to pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs). OBJECTIVES: We identified the core clinical competencies of PNPs in South Korea and related these identified competencies to the five patterns of knowing in nursing. DESIGN: Focus group interviews were conducted with five PNP students and four PNPs using two thematic questions, one on clinical competencies required for PNPs and the other on competencies specific to Korean PNPs. A purposive sampling method was used to choose nurses with varying work experience and age from different hospital units. The inclusion criterion for PNP students was having at least two years of clinical experience and that for PNPs was having at least two years of clinical experience as a PNP in pediatric units in tertiary hospitals. The verbatim transcriptions of these interviews were analysed by two researchers using inductive content analysis. RESULTS: Six clinical competency domains were identified including advanced pediatric-specific knowledge and clinical skills, education and counseling, utilization and engagement in research, professional identity development, clinical and professional leadership, and holistic care. Some competencies identified were related to empirical and ethical knowledge that could be taught in nursing, whereas others were based on esthetic and personal knowledge, which can be mastered through professional experience. CONCLUSIONS: To provide holistic care for children and families, PNPs must acquire all necessary patterns of knowing through continuing education and individual reflection on personal practice.
Full Text
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10376178.2017.1315827
DOI
10.1080/10376178.2017.1315827
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2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Others (기타) > 1. Journal Papers
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Seo, Min Jeong(서민정)
Lee, Hyejung(이혜정) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9357-0640
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/161744
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