A Comparative Study to Assess Knowledge and Perception Regarding Dual Role among Nurses and Nurse Educators
The concept of dual role (Faculty supervisor position) in nursing has evolved since a decade. But the practice has not been implemented in a wide range. Only very few institutions are practicing it today. Faculty of an educational institution in nursing has to work as a supervisor in the parent hospital or affiliated hospital and vice versa. The aim of the study was to compare the knowledge and perception regarding dual role among nurses and nurse educators. Quantitative research approach and descriptive comparative research design was used. The study setting was Safdarjung hospital & College of Nursing, Loknayak Hospital & College of Nursing and Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard. The data was collected from 01/10/18 to 09/11/18. Tools used for data collection comprised of a structured knowledge questionnaire and structured perception rating scale to assess knowledge and perception of nurses and nurse educators. Convenient sampling was adopted to select the 30 nurses and 30 nurse educators. Findings revealed that 100% of nurses had favorable perception towards dual role in nursing while 86.66% nurse educators had favorable perception towards dual role in nursing. The nurses and nurse educators did not differ from each other in terms of their knowledge regarding dual role in nursing. The study concluded that both nurses and nurse educators had adequate knowledge regarding dual role. All nurses and majority of nurse educators had favorable perception regarding dual role. Hence, the dual role should be implemented as a policy.
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Preeti, Bhardwaj UD, Kaushik A. A Comparative Study to Assess Knowledge and Perception Regarding Dual Role among Nurses and Nurse Educators. Int J Nurs Midwif Res 2019; 6(2&3): 2-8.
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