Training need assessment of nursing personnel as super specialty tertiary care hospitals in Northern India

Singh, Sheetal, Sheweta, Kumari, Arya, Sanjay, Gupta, Shakti Kumar and Williamson, Swapna Naskar (2015) Training need assessment of nursing personnel as super specialty tertiary care hospitals in Northern India. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 5 (3). pp. 262-270. ISSN 2249-9571

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Abstract

Background - Super specialty tertiary care hospital equips nurses with the requisite knowledge and skills to deliver high quality care in their practice areas. This has necessitated adopting a structured approach to the training needs assessment (TNA) to identify the development needs of the nursing workforce at a tertiary care centre. This study involves Micro Level – Task/Job analysis i.e. identifies and describes all the skills performed by employees in a particular job and the knowledge, skills, attitudes and other behaviours needed for successful job performance. Aim and objectives: The study explores the training needs of nursing personnel at super specialty tertiary care hospital in northern India by analyzing the areas of knowledge and skills deficit as perceived by the nurses and assessing the expectations of doctors, about the role of nurses and deficiencies in their current knowledge, skills Design: Structured questionnaire based descriptive cross sectional study Methods: A set of questionnaire were framed using core competencies of nurses listed by Massachusetts department of higher education and nursing council of Hongkong and A questionnaire based descriptive cross sectional study among nurses, faculty, senior residents and patients were done. Results: The total sample collected for the study was 274 which included 19 faculty, 44 senior résidents, 211 nurses.
 Training needs identified to be further developed for Grade II and grade I nurses both by nurses and doctors are maximum in patient care and research domain followed by managerial/administrative and communication domain.
 Training needs agreed to be promoted for ANS’s are maximum in managerial/ administrative and communication domain.
 Training needs recognized for DNS’s /NS/CNO are maximum in managerial/ administrative and research domain followed by communication domain
Conclusion – This study reflects the training need assessment of nurses in a super specialty tertiary care hospital

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Nurses constitute the main professional group in any healthcare settings. A well-trained and skilled nursing workforce is crucial to deliver effective and efficient evidence-based care in their practice areas. Thus the training need assessment is a critical activity for the training
Uncontrolled Keywords: training need assessment, nursing skill, nursing practice, knowledge.
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Swapna Williamson
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 14:50
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2016 14:23
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2778

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