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Background/Objectives: The objective of this study analyze the effects of retraining of core nursing skills on the attitude, performance, and confidence of senior-year nursing students.
Methods/Statistical Analysis: We enrolled 61 senior-year nursing students of a university in D city in this study. The experimental treatment and data collection were performed from September 9 to October 1, 2019. We assessed attitude, self-evaluation, and confidence with 18 core nursing skills before and after retraining. The collected material were conducted via frequency analysis, descriptive statistics, and paired t-test using the IBM SPSS Statistics 26.0 software.
Findings:Self-evaluation of performance of core nursing skills significantly improved after retraining compared to the baseline (p=<.001). Confidence with the following core nursing skills significantly differed after retraining : indwelling catheterization (t=-5.11 p=<.001), simple catheterization (t=-3.69 p=<.001), intramuscular injection (t=-3.47, p=.001), intravenous fluid infusion (t=-3.44 p=.001), use of protective devices and management of wastes (t=-3.29 p=.002), subcutaneous injection (t=-3.17 p=.002), basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of defibrillator (t=-2.91 p=.005), enema (t=-2.47 p=.017), and transfusion (t=-2.29 p=.025)
Improvements/Applications:This study examined attitude, performance, and confidence with core nursing skills in senior-year nursing students and confirmed that students skills were improved after retraining.