Korean J Adult Nurs.  2014 Dec;26(6):642-652. 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.6.642.

The Role-expectations of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners and Performance of Gerontological Nursing by Nurses in Long Term Care Hospitals and General Hospitals

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  • 1Gwangju Veterans Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. kyehakim@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to compare the role-expectations of gerontological nurse practitioners and performance of gerontological nursing by nurses in long term care hospitals and general hospitals.
METHODS
Subjects were 200 nurses; 100 nurses from long term care hospitals where as 100 nurses from general hospitals. The subjects completed a questionnaire on general characteristics, role-expectations of gerontological nurse practitioners, and performance of gerontological nursing by nurses. Data were collected from February to March 2013 and analyzed using SPSS/WIN 18.0 version program in order to perform descriptive statistics, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA.
RESULTS
Results indicated that there were significant differences in the role-expectations of gerontological nurse practitioners and performance of gerontological nursing between nurses from long term care hospitals and those from general hospitals.
CONCLUSION
Nurses in general hospitals showed significantly higher role expectations than nurses in long term care hospitals. Therefore it is necessary to spread the knowledge on the roles of gerontological nurse practitioners and the nurse practitioners system to nurses in long term care hospitals.

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