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Nurse Competence Scale (NCS)

Meretoja R; Isoaho H; Leino-Kilpi H

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Basic description

Developed in 2003

Authors

Meretoja R; Isoaho H; Leino-Kilpi H

Copyright
© 2004 Blackwell Publishing Ltd, managed by Wiley
Objective
To assess the level of nurse competence in different hospital work environments
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication

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Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Self-reported by nurses and nurse managers
Original language(s)
  • English from Publication
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Meretoja R, Isoaho H, Leino-Kilpi H. Nurse competence scale: development and psychometric testing. J Adv Nurs. 2004 Jul;47(2):124-33 (PubMed Abstract; Wiley Online Library)

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Authors

Meretoja R; Isoaho H; Leino-Kilpi H

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Languages

Original language(s)

  • English from Publication

Translations

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NCS

English
Italian for Italy
Norwegian for Norway

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More information on translations

Bibliographic reference of the Italian translation:

Finotto S, Cantarelli W. [Nurse's competence indicators: linguistic and cultural validation of the Nurse Competence Scale]. Prof Inferm. 2009 Jan-Mar;62(1):41-8 (PubMed abstract)

Bibliographic reference of the Norwegian translation:

Wangensteen S, Johansson IS, Nordström G. Nurse Competence Scale--psychometric testing in a Norwegian context. Nurse Educ Pract. 2015 Jan;15(1):22-9 (PubMed abstract)

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