Assessment of nursing aptitude on entry to nursing programme: Can it be assessed?

Andrade, Maxie and Mayya, Shreemathi S and George, Anice (2015) Assessment of nursing aptitude on entry to nursing programme: Can it be assessed? International Journal of Nursing Education, 7 (3). pp. 202-2006. ISSN 0974-9349

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Nursing is an art, a skill and a profession in demand to help nations realize their health care goals. Effective nurses transform the health status of individuals and families. However the incoming reports of poor quality nursing care and growing attention of Health Care Managements to select competent nurses have called nursing professionals to give a thought on 'quality of potential nurses'. This paper reports the development of a Nursing Aptitude Test (NAT) for selecting candidates for B. Sc. Nursing programme. It was developed based on the various skills considered necessary for nursing profession. The tool revealed positive relationship of nursing aptitude with academic and clinical performance, moreover was sensitive to training. The tool might be used to predict academic and clinical performance of BSc Nursing students in India. There is scope for exploration on usefulness of the tool to predict competent nurse workforce and effective nursing care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing aptitude; India; quality nursing care; academic performance; clinical performance.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 04:35
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2015 04:35

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