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KMID : 0614820130190050613
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
2013 Volume.19 No. 5 p.613 ~ p.621
The Relationship between Nursing Professionalism, Clinical Decision Making Abilities, and Job Performance in Advanced Practice Nurses
Kim Young-Soon

Park Jung-Suk
Abstract
Purpose: To identify the extents of nursing professionalism, clinical decision making abilities and job performance of advanced practice nurses and investigate the relationship among the variables

Methods: Participants, selected by a convenience sampling method, were 135 advanced practice nurses working in 4 tertiary care general hospitals in ‘B’ Metropolitan City and in 1 tertiary care general hospital in ’J’ city. Data collection was done from January 15 to February 28, 2013 using self-reporting questionnaires.

Results: The average score for nursing professionalism of study participants was 81.19±7.56. for clinical decision making abilities, 140.42±9.62 and for job performance, 102.54±10.30. These averages are relatively high. The relationship between the extent of nursing professionalism and the extent of clinical decision making abilities showed an intermediate level positive correlation (r=.45, p<.001). The relationship between the extent of nursing professionalism and the extent of job performance was also an intermediate level positive correlation (r=.42, p<.001). The extent of clinical decision making abilities and the extent of job performance was an intermediate level positive correlation (r=.41, p<.001).

Conclusion: Developing a program, which can improve nursing professionalism and clinical decision making abilities of nurse, is required to enhance their job performance.
KEYWORD
Advanced practice nurses, Nursing professionalism, Clinical decision making abilities, Job performance
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