Professional Competence in Nursing
The aim of this research is
- to assess and compare the level of competence development at the transition period in Finland and five other European countries;
- to explore individual, educational, organizational and value-based factors connected with the level of competence at the transition period, and to
- model factors contributing high level of competence and successful begin of transition period and the nurse-career.
Moreover, during this research project aim is
- to produce and evaluate instruments assessing competence and factors connected, both self-assessment and objective tests, and
- to establish a cohort for follow-up studies in future, responding to the need for longitudinal studies.
This research is started in 2016 with international cooperation. In this study, we are working in the European arena: we will conduct the data collection in Finland, Spain, Germany, Lithuania, Iceland and in Ireland. All these countries are EU members, and we have the same Directive 2005/36/EC, Directive 2013/55/EU and the European Qualifications Framework (EC 2008) guiding nursing education. In all of these countries, nursing education is on bachelor-level (general nurse=180ECTS). PROCOMPnurse has gotten funding from Academy of Finland.
Nurse Competence Scale, NCS
The scale was develeopd in Finland by Riitta Meretoja and it is published in 2004. The scale assess nurses’ generic competence.
Clinical Learning Environment and Supervision Scale, CLES
The CLES Scale develeopd in Finland by Mikko Saarikoski and it is publlished in 2002. The scale assess nursing students’ experienced quality of the clinical learning environment and supervisioin in the clinical practicum.
Student-Patient relationship Scale, SPR
The SPR Scale was develeopd in Finland by Arja Suikkala and it is published in 2007. The scale assess the relationship between nursing students and patients and the factors associated with the type of this relationship.
Evaluation of Requirements of Nurse Teachers, ERNT
The scale was develeopd in Finland by Leena Salminen and it is published in 2000 and 2012. The scale assess nurse teachers’ competence.
Peer-reviewed scientific articles
Kukkonen P, Leino-Kilpi H, Koskinen, S, Salminen L, Strandell-Laine C. 2020. Nurse managers’ perceptions of the competence of newly graduated nurses: A scoping review. Journal of Nursing Management 28 (1), 4‒16. doi: 10.1111/jonm.12891
Salminen L, Koskinen S, Kukkonen P, Löyttyniemi E, Fuster Linares P, Sveinsdóttir H, Lehwaldt D, Fatkulina N, Stubner J, Leino-Kilpi H. 2020. The competence of nurse educators – graduating nursing students’ point of view. The 8th International Nurse Education Conference NETNEP2020. Transforming nursing and midwifery education: Leadership innovation and diversity for global healthcare impact. 26‒29.4.2020 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. Accepted as oral presentation
Stubner J, Ayerle G, Fatkulina N, Fuster Linares P, Koskinen S, Lehwaldt D, Salminen L, Sveinsdóttir H, Leino-Kilpi H. 2020. The PROCOMP Nurse study: Graduating nursing students being in the focus of international education research. The 8th International Nurse Education Conference NETNEP2020. Transforming nursing and midwifery education: Leadership innovation and diversity for global healthcare impact. 26‒29.4.2020 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. Accepted as poster presentation
Koskinen S, Cerezuela Torre M, Fatkulina N, Kukkonen P, Lehwaldt D, Salminen L, Stubner J, Sveinsdóttir H, Leino-Kilpi H. 2020. Competence of European graduating nurse students – A multicountry evaluation by nurse leaders. Nursing Education Research Conference NERC2020 – Transforming Nursing Education through Evidence Generation and Translation. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing & National League for Nursing. 26.–28.3.2020 Washington (DC), USA. Accepted as oral presentation
Sveinsdóttir H, Thorsteinsson HS, Fatkulina N, Fuster P, Lehwaldt D, Löyttyniemi E, Salminen L, Stubner J, Leino-Kilpi H. 2020. Mat hjúkrunarfræðinema og hjúkrunarstjórnenda á hæfni hjúkrunarfræðinema á lokaári í námi: Lýsandi ferilrannsókn. Í fararbroddi: Rannsóknir í hjúkrunar- og ljósmóðurfræði. 16.1.2020 Hjúkrunarfræðideild, Háskóli Íslands, Reykjavík, Ísland.
Koskinen S. 2019. Professional competence in nursing (PROCOMPNurse) – European research project (Ammatillinen osaaminen hoitotyössä PROCOMPNurse – Eurooppalainen tutkimushanke). The 2nd RENE-Symposium. Research in Nursing Education (RENE), Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku. 23.9.2019, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (DIAK), Helsinki, Finland. Invited oral presentation
Strandell-Laine C, Leino-Kilpi H, Salminen L, Koskinen S, Kukkonen P. Nurse managers’ perceptions of newly graduated nurses’ competence: a scoping review. The 14th European Nurse Directors Association (ENDA) Congress ENDA 2019 – The Future, Leadership and Changes. 12.–14.9.2019 Helsinki, Finland. Oral presentation
Salminen L, Koskinen S, Strandell-Laine C, Ayerle GM, Lehwaldt D, Fatkulina N, Cerezuela Torre M, Sveinsdóttir H, Leino-Kilpi H, PROCOMPNurse Consortium. Professional competence of graduating nurse students in Europe: PROCOMPNurse project. The 30th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference NET2019. 3.–5.9.2019 Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom. Oral presentation
Koskinen S, Cerezuela Torre M, Lehwaldt D, Scott A, Stubner J, Leino-Kilpi H, PROCOMPNurse Consortium. Ethical aspects in the competence of graduating nurse students: A European survey. The 20th International Nursing Ethics Conference & the 5th International Care Ethics Conference – Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Ethics, Healthy Ageing and Care. 24.–25.7.2019 University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom. Oral presentation
Strandell-Laine C, Salminen L, Ayerle GM, Richter C, Scott PA, Lehwaldt D, Fatkulina N, Rauckiené-Michaelsson A, Fuster P, Cerezuela Torre M, Leino-Kilpi H. Professional competence in nursing, PROCOMPNurse – a European research project. CLES2018 Symposium. 24.‒25.9.2018, Chiéti, Italy. Oral presentation
Burke E, Lehwaldt D, Ní Chianáin L. 2018. Professional Competence in Nursing ‘PROCOMPNurse’ Study. Measuring Preceived Student Nurse Competence, and Factors Impacting on the Development of Nurse Competence Across Countries. The 22nd International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) Conference – Missed care, care left undone: Organisation ethics and the appropriate use of the nursing resource, 23.–25.8.2018, National University Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland.
Salminen L, Koskinen S, Strandell-Laine C, Ayerle G, Richter C, Scott A, Lehwaldt D, Istomina-Fatkulina N, Rauckiene A, Fuster P, Cerezuela Torre M,Leino-Kilpi H. 2018. Professional competence in nursing – a European research project. FINE conference, 21.2.-23.22018. University of Valetta, Valetta, Malta. (Oral presentation)
Strandell-Laine C, Salminen L, Ayerle G.M, Richter C, Scott A.P, Lehwaldt D, Fatkulina N, Rauckiené-Michaelsson A, Fuster P, Cerezuela Torre M, Leino-Kilpi H. 2018. Professional competence in nursing, PROCOMPNurse – a European research project. CLES2018 Symposium, 24 – 25.9.2018, Chiéti, Italy. (Oral presentation)
Strandell-Laine C, Salminen L & Leino-Kilpi H. 2017. Professional competence in nursing – an international research project. ICN Congress 2017, 28.5 – 1.6.2017, Barcelona, Spain. (Poster presentation)
Kukkonen P, Koskinen S, Salminen L, Leino-Kilpi H. 2019. Hoitotyön johtaja puntaroi osaamisen. (Nurse managers’ perceptions of the competence of nurses). Pro terveys 46 (4), 10‒11.
Tuukkanen M, Salminen L, Strandell-Laine C. 2019. Vastavalmistuneen sairaanhoitajan ammatillinen osaaminen – eurooppalainen tutkimushanke. (The professional competence of newly graduated nurse – A European research project). Poliklinikka 1/2019, 52–54.
Salminen L & Leino-Kilpi H. 2018. Sairaanhoitajien osattava yhä enemmän (Nurses have to be even more competent). Alio. Turun Sanomat. 114 (105), 2.
Salminen L & Leino-Kilpi H. 2018. Potilaat sairaanhoitajaopiskelijoiden opetuksessa (Patients in the nursing students’ education). Suomen Potilaslehti 40 (3), 5–6.
Salminen L & Leino-Kilpi H. 2018. Fokuksessa sairaanhoitajan osaaminen (Nurses competence in the focus). Pro Terveys 45 (4), 8–9.
Kick-off meeting 28 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium
Management Board Meeting 9 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
FINNISH RESEARCH TEAM – PROJECT LEADER
University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science
Professor, Head of the Department, nurse director (part-time)
Leena Salminen, Professor
Sanna Koskinen, PhD
Camilla Strandell-Laine, PhD
Pia Kukkonen, Doctoral Candidate
Satu Kajander-Unkuri, PhD
GERMAN RESEARCH TEAM
Martin Luther Universität Hall-Wittenberg, Institute of Health and Nursing Science
Gertrud M. Auyerle, Dr. rer. medic.
Juliane Stubner, M.Sc., Doctoral Candidate
Christin Richter, M.Sc., Doctoral Candidate
ICELANDIC RESEARCH TEAM
University of Iceland, Faculty of Nursing, Landspítali University Hospital and University of Akureyri, School of Health Sciences
Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Professor and Dean
Brynja Ingadóttir, Assistant Professor
Landspitali University Hospital
Hrund Sch. Thorsteinsson, Department manager, Adjunct
Katrín Blöndal, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Academic Lektor
University of Akureyri, School of Health Sciences
Margrét Hrönn Svavarsdóttir, Associate professor
IRISH RESEARCH TEAM
Dublin City University, School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Dr. Daniela Lehwaldt, Assistant Professor
Dr. Mary Kelly
National University of Ireland
Anne Scott, Professor
University College Cork
Dr. Brendan Noolan
University of Limerick
Dr. Pauline Meskel
Dr. Kathleen Markey
LITHUANIAN RESEACH TEAM
Vilnius University, Institute of Health Sciences
Natalja Fatkulina, Professor, Director of Institute of Health Sciences
Viktorija Kiele, Doctoral Candidate
Klaipeda University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Alona Rauckiene-Michaelsson, Associate professor, Director of Health Research and Innovation Science Centre
Indrė Brasaitė, PhD, Docent
Marija Truš, Doctoral Cadidate, lecturer
SPANISH RESEARH TEAM
International University of Catalonia, Department of Nursing
Marian Cerezuela Torre, Professor
Pilar Fuster Linares, Professor
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
MNSc, Pia Kukkonen
MNSc, Mika Alastalo
MNSc. Anu-Marja Kaihlanen
MNSc, Yunsuk Jeon
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FINNISH RESEARCH TEAM:
Professor Elina Haavisto, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland
Professor Riitta Meretoja, Director of nursing research and science, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa; Docent, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku
Post-doc researcher Arja Suikkala,Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland
Docent Mikko SaarikoskiDepartment of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland
PhD Jouni Tuomi
Professor Kimmo Lehtonen
LicBA Leena Jokinen
MSci Eliisa Löyttynieimi, University of Turku, Departement of Clinical Medicine/Biostatistics
Professor Helena Leino-Kilpi (chair), University of Turku, Finland
Professor Leena Salminen, University of Turku, Finland
PhD, post doc-researcher Sanna Koskinen, University of Turku, Finland
PhD candidate Camilla Strandell-Laine (secretary), University of Turku, Finland
Dr. Gertrud M. Ayerle, Martin Luther Universität Hall-Wittenberg, Germany
Assistant Professor Daniela Lehwaldt, Dublin City University, Ireland
Professor Herdís Sveinsdotti’r, University of Iceland, Iceland
Professor Natalja Fatkulina, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Dr. Marian Cerezuela Torre, International University of Catalonia, Spain