Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Research Article - Hemşirelik Esasları

Development of Parenteral Drug Preparation Skills of First Year Nursing Students


Marmara Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Hemşirelik Esasları Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul


Karabük Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Hemşirelik Esasları Anabilim Dalı, Karabük

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2016; 13: 139-145
DOI: 10.5222/HEAD.2016.139
Read: 525 Downloads: 216 Published: 01 April 2016

INTRODUCTION: This study was conducted to examine the development of parenteral drug preparation skills of first-year nursing students.

METHODS: This study was carried out retrospectively and comparative. The sample comprised all the clinical exam papers of two hundred nursing students attending nursing fundamentals course in the nursing department of health sciences faculty of a state university in 2010-2012. Data were collected through two clinical practice exam papers applied with 10 days intervals during clinical practice via the check form developed by the researchers. In the analysis of data frequency, percentage and chi-square test were used.

RESULTS: Students were identified as 78.5% (n=157) female and 21.5% (n=43) male. It was determined after comparing the two clinical practice exam papers that there were no significant differences (p gt;0.05) in terms of making drug dose calculations and writing a complete drug card, while there were significant differences (p lt;0.05) with regard to metric measurement conversions and marking on the set dose injectors.

CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the clinical practice exams and feedback were effective for monitoring, strengthening, modification and completion of students' skills.

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