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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2011;17(3):376-386.
Published online December 31, 2011.
Importance and Usability Analysis of the Oriental Nursing Educational Program
Lee, Ji-A;Lee, Hye-Kyung;
1College of Nursing Science, East-West Nursing Institute, Kyung Hee University
2College of Nursing Science, East-West Nursing Institute, Kyung Hee University
한방간호 교육프로그램 교과과정의 중요도 및 활용도 분석
이지아, 이혜경
1경희대학교 간호과학대학
2경희대학교 간호과학대학
The purpose of this study was to analyze the importance and usability of the curriculum of the oriental nursing educational program among clinical nurses who completed the program. Methods: The study employed a cross-sectional descriptive survey design. Data were collected from March 1, 2010 to April 25, 2010 from 68 oriental or allied hospital nurses who completed the oriental nursing educational program. A70-item questionnaire of importance and usability of the program curriculum and as an instrument of knowledge of oriental nursing were used. Data were analyzed by SPSS 18.0 program. Results: The majority of participants (69.1%) experienced difficulties in clinical practice due to lack of oriental nursing knowledge and skill. In knowledge of oriental nursing, meridian points had the most negative responses (51.5%), followed by oriental documentation (42.7%) and oriental herbal medicine (20.6%). The highest ranked course in importance was oriental fundamental nursing with clinical practicum in usability. The scores of usability items were significantly lower than those of importance items. Conclusion: This study suggests that the clinical job description and role of oriental nurses should be organized. The oriental nursing educational program needs to include more unique clinical nursing content.
Key Words: Oriental nursing, Education, Curriculum

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