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Essential Qualities to be an Effective Nurse


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1 Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, Manipal University, India
2 Dept. of Biostatistics, Manipal University, India
     

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Introduction: The public views the nurse as knowledgeable, 'one of us', worthy of respect, trustful, concerned for others, honest, caring, confidential, friendly and hardworking.

Objective: Was to find the reliability of the tool designed to capture nursing aptitude among nurses.

Method and material: Four point Guttman scale was developed and administered among nurses of a selected teaching hospital.

Results: The reliability of the tool was 0.52.

Conclusion: There is scope for refinement of the tool as there was no difference found between nurses' abilities.


Keywords

Nursing Aptitude, Qualities of a Nurse, Reliability, Guttmann Scaling
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Authors

Maxie Andrade
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, Manipal University, India
Anice George
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, Manipal University, India
Shreemathi Mayya
Dept. of Biostatistics, Manipal University, India

Abstract


Introduction: The public views the nurse as knowledgeable, 'one of us', worthy of respect, trustful, concerned for others, honest, caring, confidential, friendly and hardworking.

Objective: Was to find the reliability of the tool designed to capture nursing aptitude among nurses.

Method and material: Four point Guttman scale was developed and administered among nurses of a selected teaching hospital.

Results: The reliability of the tool was 0.52.

Conclusion: There is scope for refinement of the tool as there was no difference found between nurses' abilities.


Keywords


Nursing Aptitude, Qualities of a Nurse, Reliability, Guttmann Scaling

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