J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2017 May;24(2):157-166. 10.7739/jkafn.2017.24.2.157.

Recognition of Accreditation for Nursing Education, Job Satisfaction and Intention to Change Teaching Area for Faculty in Fundamentals of Nursing

  • 1College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Semyung University, Jecheon, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Kaya University, Gimhae, Korea.
  • 4Department of Nursing, Inje University, Busan, Korea.
  • 5Department of Nursing, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea.
  • 6College of Nursing, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 7Department of Nursing, Catholic University of Pusan, Busan, Korea.
  • 8College of Nursing, Eulji University, Seongnam, Korea.
  • 9College of Nursing, Chonnam National University, Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 10Department of Nursing, Silla University, Busan, Korea. kypark@silla.ac.kr


This study was done to explore recognition of accreditation for nursing education, job satisfaction and intention to change teaching area for faculty in Fundamentals of Nursing.
Participants were 104 faculty members teaching Fundamentals of Nursing. Each participant responded to a questionnaire. Data were collected from June 25 to October 25, 2016, and analyzed using SPSS 23.0 for descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficient.
The participants' recognition of accreditation in nursing education was 3.45±0.81 out of 5 and in the sub-items, the score for quality improvement in professors in Fundamentals of Nursing was lowest at 3.21±1.03. Job satisfaction was 3.30±5.30, and intention to change teaching area was 2.62±1.00. Attributes related to practice appear to be major reasons why participants intended to change their teaching area and scores for intention to change teaching area were medium or higher.
Results indicate that it is necessary to develop strategies to improve job satisfaction and reduce intention to change teaching area for faculty with less experience in Fundamentals of Nursing education. Development of strategies, management and support are needed to improve young professors' job satisfaction and reduce intention to change teaching area.


Faculty; Nursing; Education; Accreditation; Job satisfaction

MeSH Terms

Education, Nursing*
Job Satisfaction*
Quality Improvement
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