Title

Level of competence of nursing students in the care of hospitalized pediatric clients

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Pediatric Care, Pediatric Nursing, Nursing Students

Abstract

The study utilized quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive type of research design. This study covered the self-evaluation of the competence level of the nursing students and was conducted in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute during the first semester of academic year 2015-2016. The study involved 102 respondents enrolled in their third and fourth year of nursing. Respondents were identified using non-probability sampling. The researchers utilized a self-made questionnaire and data was analysed using mean, standard deviation, t-test, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The study concluded the following: (1) majority of the respondents were 18-21 years old, female, have high family income, ambiverts and assigned in the pediatric ward for 10-15 days; (2) the nursing students batch 2016 and batch 2017 of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute perceived to a very great extent their level of competence in handling hospitalized pediatric clients; (3) the perception on the level of competence of nursing students in the care of hospitalized pediatric clients were the same regardless of age, gender, year level, socio-economic status, personality type and number of days assigned in the pediatric ward.

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