Effects of e-learning based international cooperative training on developing core competence of psychiatric nurses

Zhong Ying Shi, Shu Ying Zhang, Qi Gao, Qing Fang Kong, Maritta Anneli Vaelimaeki

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Abstract

Objective: To explore the effects of e-learning based international cooperative training on developing the core competence of psychiatric nurses. Methods: Nurses of the experimental group (n=67) and control group (n=56) attended the training courses for consolidating and developing core competence of psychiatric nurses from June to October, 2013.The Nursing Department of Mental Health Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine cooperated with Department of Nursing Science of University of Turku, Finland to provide the e-learning courses. Nurses of the experimental group attended five-month training courses in addition to regular hospital nursing training. Competency Inventory for Registered Nurse (CIRN) was adopted to evaluate the core competence of nurses before and after training. Results: The differences of the overall score of CIRN and values of factors (except professional development) of the experimental group before and after training were statistically significant (P<0.01). The differences of the overall score of CIRN and values of factors (except clinical nursing and professional development) between the experimental group and control group after training were statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: The e-learning based international cooperative training has good effects on developing the core competence of psychiatric nurses and facilitates international cooperation and communication of psychiatric nursing continuing education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1216
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Shanghai Jiaotong University (Medical Science)
Volume35
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Core competence
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • e-learning
  • Nurses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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