Factors Associated with Disaster Response Competency of Nursing Students in Graduation Years
Keywords:Disaster, Graduation, Nursing students, Preparedness attitude, Response competency.
Background: This study was conducted to provide the basis for the disaster nursing curriculum through
grasping the degree of disaster preparedness attitude and disaster response competency of the senior nursing
Method: Data was collected through a questionnaire for senior nursing students from five universities in
South Korea. A total of 168 data were analyzed through the IBM SPSS 25.0 program.
Finding: Disaster response competency were most strongly predicted by “satisfied” major satisfaction,
followed by “average” major satisfaction, “realization of good deeds” motivation, “yes” experience of
disaster education. The explanatory power by these variables was 19.7%.
Conclusion: The results of this study suggested that the experience of disaster education is important
to improve the disaster response competency of nursing students. In preparation for disasters that are
unpredictable and lead to serious resource shortages, nursing colleges will have to make efforts to provide
sufficient education and training.
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