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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2009;15(1):15-21.
Published online June 30, 2009.
A Study on the Relationship between Career Identity and Clinical Competency in Nursing Students
Choi, Eun-Hee;
Department of Nursing, Yeungnam College of Science & Technology
간호학생의 진로정체감과 임상수행능력과의 관계
최은희
영남이공대학 간호과
Abstract
Purpose
This study was performed to identify the level of career identity and clinical competency and the relationships between them in nursing students. Method: Subjects were junior students of 2 colleges in Daegu(N=217). A self-rating questionnaire included demographic data, career identity of nursing students and the clinical competency Korean scale. We received consents from teachers and students. The data was analyzed by frequency, percentage, t-test, ANOVA and Pearson's correlation coefficient using the SPSS 12.0 Program. Result: The mean score of career identity was 31.90 points and clinical competency was 145.13. Career identity showed a significant difference in the age, satisfaction of college entrance and satisfaction of clinical practice. Clinical competency showed a significant difference in the sex, marriage, satisfaction of college entrance and satisfaction of clinical practice. The data showed a negative correlation between career identity and clinical competency. Conclusion: It is necessary to find affecting factors on career identity of nursing students and to develop objective tools for clinical competency and to improve clinical competency programs.
Key Words: Nursing student, Identity, Nursing
 


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