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Factors Related to Care Competence, Workplace Stress, and Intention to Stay among Novice Nurses during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

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Department of Nursing, School of Nursing Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung City 40201, Taiwan
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Department of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung City 40201, Taiwan
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Department of Nursing, College of Health, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taichung City 40343, Taiwan
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Department of Healthcare Administration, College of Medical and Health Science, Asia University, Taichung City 41354, Taiwan
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Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Chiayi County 613016, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Giuseppe La Torre
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(4), 2122; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042122
Received: 21 December 2020 / Revised: 16 February 2021 / Accepted: 17 February 2021 / Published: 22 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Health)
The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), a public health emergency of international concern, has made healthcare staff preparation and the nurturing of high-quality and adequate nursing professionals critical issues. This study aimed to explore registered nurses’ competence in nursing care and their intention to stay in their current workplace. In this study, participants who had graduated from different nursing education systems were recruited. The results indicated that nurses’ level of commitment to the workplace and clinical stress were positively correlated with the experience of working with patients. Stepwise regression analysis revealed the following significant predictors for intention to stay: clinical stress, frequency of caring for people with infections, and taking a course on infectious nursing. The novice nurses’ competencies in the areas of pandemic disease care and care for infectious adults depended on the experience of nursing care and nursing competence in their professional careers, which may have impact on the nurses’ intention to stay. Therefore, clinical stress, frequency of caring for patients, and taking nursing courses were correlated with novice nurses’ intention to stay in their professional careers. View Full-Text
Keywords: care competence; intention to stay; work stress care competence; intention to stay; work stress
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Chen, H.-M.; Liu, C.-C.; Yang, S.-Y.; Wang, Y.-R.; Hsieh, P.-L. Factors Related to Care Competence, Workplace Stress, and Intention to Stay among Novice Nurses during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2122. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042122

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Chen H-M, Liu C-C, Yang S-Y, Wang Y-R, Hsieh P-L. Factors Related to Care Competence, Workplace Stress, and Intention to Stay among Novice Nurses during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(4):2122. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042122

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Chen, Hsiao-Mei, Chien-Chi Liu, Shang-Yu Yang, Yu-Rung Wang, and Pei-Lun Hsieh. 2021. "Factors Related to Care Competence, Workplace Stress, and Intention to Stay among Novice Nurses during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 4: 2122. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042122

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