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Abstract                 Volume:6  Issue-2  Year-2018          Original Research Articles

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Assessment of the Perceived Self-efficacy of Nurses to Function as a Nurse Practitioner
Deltimol Mathew1* and Harindar Jeet Goyal2
1MSN, Mar Sleeva College of Nursing, Palai, Kerala, PhD Candidate under INC, Consortium, India
2MSN, R.A.K. College of Nursing, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding author

The 2013 Health Policy of Kerala recommends for nurse practitioners. The objectives of the present study were to assess the perceived self-efficacy of nurses to function as nurse practitioners and to find its association between selected demographic variables. The study was conducted among 150 registered nurses, using a descriptive survey design and the subjects were selected using purposive sampling. The data was collected using investigator prepared validated five point rating scale having 65 items under 10 domains. The results showed that irrespective of the age, gender, type of education and duration of clinical and teaching experience 90% of the subjects rated themselves as having very good perceived self-efficacy as NPs and the remaining rated as having good perceived self-efficacy. The overall mean score of the perceived self-efficacy was 280 out of 325 with an SD of 25. In conclusion even with present training nurses in Kerala are confident to function as NPs which is congruent with the study done among nurses of Ireland. Closely mentored NP program that maintains the standards will ensure the competency and safe care for the public.

Keywords: Perceived,Self-efficacy,Nurse practitioner
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Deltimol Mathew and Harindar Jeet Goyal. 2018. Assessment of the Perceived Self Efficacy of Nurses to Function as a Nurse Practitioner.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 6(2): 19-24
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2018.602.003