Health Policy Manag.  2016 Dec;26(4):373-381. 10.4332/KJHPA.2016.26.4.373.

The Effects of Clinical Education Program for Nurses in Regional Public Hospital

  • 1Center for Public Health, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Division of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Center for Public Healthcare Education and Training, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


The purpose
of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of clinical education program for nurses in regional public hospital, utilizing the Kirkpatrick's model.
Kirkpatrik's 4-level model was applied to this study. Trainees were asked to fill out questionnaires in the middle and at the end of the program. Also administrators of excellent trainees were asked to fill out the questionnaires regarding nursing management performance after 1-2 months from the end of the training course.
All trainees had positive reactions to the clinical education program. Not only the results of individual level (satisfaction and achievement scores, academic achievement scores, practical application rate, and educational transition factors) but also the scores of organization level (nursing management performance scores) are improved.
By showing a correlation between the effectiveness factors we need to verify the relationship between these factors in a future study. In addition, development of quantitative and qualitative performance indicators are needed. To establish a long-term education system, it is required to applying the excellent trainee's successful experiences.


Regional public hospital; Nurses; Clinical education; Kirkpatrick's four-level evaluation model; Success case method
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