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Operational nurse managers’ perceptions on the competence of community service nurses in public settings in the Western Cape

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Title Operational nurse managers’ perceptions on the competence of community service nurses in public settings in the Western Cape
 
Creator Makie, Vatiswa Jooste, Karien Mabuda, Tendani B. Bock, Theresa Lourens, Guinevere M. van As, Martha Chipps, Jennifer
 
Subject Nursing; Community Service competencies; community service nurse; professional nurses; public healthcare; clinical patient care
Description Background: Community service nurses placed in the Western Cape Government public health facilities render essential healthcare to underserved populations. Anecdotal evidence from operational nurse managers indicated concerns that community service nurses may lack competence in basic required nursing competencies.Objectives: To investigate operational nurse managers’ perceptions of the competence of community service nurses in public health facilities in the Western Cape.Method: A quantitative survey was conducted with an all-inclusive sample of 297 operational nurse managers in the Western Cape. A self-administered questionnaire with 65 questions with a 4-point rating scale was used to rate perceived competence of community service nurses across the South African Nursing Council (SANC) competencies. Descriptive and inferential statistics were calculated per competency domain.Results: The survey (response rate: 59%) showed that the operational nurse managers perceived the community service nurses to be competent in the clinical patient care domain and mostly either developing proficiency or proficient in the SANC competencies of legal framework and ethical practice, interprofessional relationships, leadership, quality management and management competency domains.Conclusion: Community service nurses were found to be competent in the clinical patient care, possibly because of the integration of theory and practice focus of work-integrated learning in the programme. Education and practice supportive strategies for community service nurses should be developed to support the successful transition from students to community service nurses, especially around the development of research and critical thinking skills.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2021-03-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v44i1.2174
 
Source Curationis; Vol 44, No 1 (2021); 9 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2174/2902 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2174/2901 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2174/2903 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/2174/2900
 
Coverage South Africa 2018 Female >40 Years
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Vatiswa Makie, Karien Jooste, Tendani B. Mabuda, Theresa Bock, Guinevere M. Lourens, Martha van As, Jennifer Chipps https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0