Development of Knowledge Management Skill and Nursing Innovation Development Competency among Thai Nursing Students

Abstract

The demand on quality health care service leads nursing arena has been expected professionalism from society. Supporting nursing students to learn from knowledge management process, and promoting the development of nursing innovation are processes for encouragement them to be able to integrate their theoretical knowledge to practice. This action research was designed to develop knowledge management skill and nursing innovation development competency among 40 second year nursing students in Prachomklao College of Nursing, Thailand. The study consisted of 2 phases: 1) developing the learning and teaching method, and 2) experimenting and evaluating the effectiveness of the developed method; it lasted for 6 weeks. The findings were as followed: 1.Knowledge management skill mean score of nursing students that evaluated by themselves was at good level (mean=4.18) which associated to mean score of knowledge management skills evaluated by nursing lecturer (mean=3.89). 2.The nursing students’ self-evaluation mean score of nursing innovation competency was at good level (mean=3.98). 3.The mean score of innovation in each group that evaluated by nursing instructor was at moderate level (mean=2.36). 4.A slow internet connection was the major barrier that affected a delay for searching and less knowledge sharing. Such finding could be a guideline for teaching and learning development that integrate the knowledge management process and self-development for enhancing knowledge management skill and nursing innovation development competency among nursing students. This leads to improve service quality and develop their skills to be modernized and congruent to knowledge-based society.



Author Information
Nongnaphat Rungnoei, Prachomklao College of Nursing, Thailand
Junjira Seesawang, Prachomklao College of Nursing, Thailand
Khwanta Klinhom, Prachomklao College of Nursing, Thailand
Pisamorn Dechduan, Prachomklao College of Nursing, Thailand
Chanapa Somjai, Prachomklao College of Nursing, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2015
Stream: Education for sustainable development

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