PROCOMPNurse

Professional Competence in Nursing

The aim of this research is

  1. to assess and compare the level of competence development at the transition period in Finland and five other European countries;
  2. to explore individual, educational, organizational and value-based factors connected with the level of competence at the transition period, and to
  3. model factors contributing high level of competence and successful begin of transition period and the nurse-career.

Moreover, during this research project aim is

  1. to produce and evaluate instruments assessing competence and factors connected, both self-assessment and objective tests, and
  2. 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.

Instruments

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.

Publications

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

Abstracts

2020

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.

2019

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

2018

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)

Other publications

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.

Meetings

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

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Helena Leino-Kilpi
Professor, Head of the Department, nurse director (part-time)

RESEARCHERS
Leena Salminen, Professor
Sanna Koskinen, PhD
​Camilla Strandell-Laine​, PhD
Pia Kukkonen, Doctoral Candidate
Satu Kajander-Unkuri, PhD

MASTER STUDENTS
Minna Tuukkanen
Veera Sivula
Anne Maijala
Leena Koivusalo
Tiina Marjamäki

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
Susan Hourican

National University of Ireland
Anne Scott, Professor
Eimear Burke

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

DOCTORAL CANDIDATES
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

MANAGEMENT BOARD:
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