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The Relationship Between Experiential Learning and Nursing Management Competency

Kuraoka, Yumiko, PhD, RN, PHN

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: February 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 2 - p 99–104
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000717
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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine the relationship between experiential learning and nursing management competency among nurse managers (NMs) in the early years of a supervisory role.

BACKGROUND The relevance of experiential learning to the development of NMs has been explored in an effort to harvest the knowledge embedded in shared NM practice narratives. However, the relationship between experiential learning and nursing management competency has not been empirically measured.

METHODS The author developed an experiential learning-based program for NMs in the initial 3 years of a supervisory role. Sixty-three NMs were enrolled. The relationship between experiential learning and nursing management competency was evaluated using multiple regression analysis after completing this program.

RESULTS The results of multiple regression analysis revealed a significant relationship between experiential learning and nursing management competency (P < .001).

CONCLUSIONS A significant relationship was identified between experiential learning and nursing management competence.

Author Affiliation: Professor, School of Nursing, Japanese Red Cross Kyusyu International College of Nursing, Fukuoka.

This study was supported by a Grant-in-Aid from the Japan Academy of Nursing Administrations and Policies and JSPS KAKENHI grant number JP16K20734.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Kuraoka, School of Nursing, Japanese Red Cross Kyusyu International College of Nursing, 1-1 Asty, Munakata, Fukuoka 811-4157, Japan (y-kuraoka@jrckicn.ac.jp).

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