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The Entry-Level Nursing Competencies And The Gaps Between Nursing Education And Practice

Volume 2 - Issue 7, July 2018 Edition
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Medel Oabel Cabalsa
Competencies, gap, nursing education, practice. Theory
Competencies are the sets of skills, knowledge, attitudes that drives performances that guides decision making for nurses to possess the necessary attributes to work competently while meeting the nursing job demands. These competencies give the ability to work effectively in the workplace of nurses for a long time. With the emergence on the use of competency-based approach on most countries, nursing curriculum should focus on skill acquisition and competency development that is necessary to determine the needs required of nurses. Today, it is the common practice in the clinical setting to provide them with a competitive edge which is significant in a strong nursing workforce. While the nursing education aims to produce a globally competitive nurses, training of the students can increase or decrease their practical performance in the healthcare setting. To maintain balance between theory and practice, they have to be enable to properly apply theory into practice. This paper addresses the issue of disconnect between the nursing education and practice. It also shed additional lights on the competencies of the beginning nurses in the Philippines and in other regions in the world.
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