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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2009, 8(2): 205-211 Back to browse issues page
The Viewpoints of Nurses towards Applicability of Nursing Curriculum in Hospitals Affiliated to Hamedan University of Medical Sciences
Reza Borzou , Mahmoud Safari, Masoud Khodavisi, Bita Torkaman
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Introduction: The appropriateness of nurses' educational program to their tasks in clinical practice is an inevitable fact. This study was performed to investigate the viewpoints of nurses employed in hospitals affiliated to Hamedan University of Medical Sciences towards the applicability of nursing curriculum presented during Bachelor of Nursing course. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 172 graduated nurses who were employed in hospitals affiliated to Hamedan University of Medical Sciences and met the inclusion criteria, were selected. A questionnaire containing demographic data and nursing educational programs was used for data gathering. This information included basic, main, specialized, and training courses as well as field training in nursing curriculum. After completing the questionnaires by nursing personnel, the data was analyzed by SPSS software. Results: The highest and the lowest mean scores belonged to physiology (2.97), and vital statistics and research methods (1.62) in basic courses pharmacology (3.45), and principles of epidemiology(2.58), in main courses medical surgical diseases nursing 1 & 3 (3.46), and community health nursing 1 (2.34) in specialized courses, respectively. The highest and lowest mean scores in training courses belonged to medical surgical diseases 1 (3.38) and community health nursing (2.33), respectively. Regarding the field training course, the highest and the lowest mean scores belonged to medical surgical diseases 3 & 4 (3.38), and community health nursing (2.35), respectively. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study and considering the fact that most graduated nurses would be employed in medical surgical and critical wards at the beginning of their jobs in hospitals, it is recommen-ded to pay more attention to medical surgical and critical courses in future curriculum planning in addition to conducting more studies in this field.
Keywords: Nursing education, Nursing curriculum, Employed nurses.
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Received: 2009/04/5 | Accepted: 2011/08/7
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Borzou R, Safari M, Khodavisi M, Torkaman B. The Viewpoints of Nurses towards Applicability of Nursing Curriculum in Hospitals Affiliated to Hamedan University of Medical Sciences. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2009; 8 (2) :205-211
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