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A study of clinical performance of nurses who recently completed the comprehensive basic nursing course

B. B. Ntombela, N. D. Mzimela, C. S. Mhlongo, T. G. Mashaba
Curationis | Vol 19, No 4 | a1329 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v19i4.1329 | © 1996 B. B. Ntombela, N. D. Mzimela, C. S. Mhlongo, T. G. Mashaba | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 March 1996 | Published: 27 March 1996

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B. B. Ntombela,, South Africa
N. D. Mzimela,, South Africa
C. S. Mhlongo,, South Africa
T. G. Mashaba,, South Africa

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Abstract

A study was conducted to assess clinical performance of registered nurses who had recently completed the new comprehensive basic nursing course. This regional project was undertaken because of controversy surrounding clinical competence of the graduates/diplomates of the new regulation course. Senior qualified nurses gave their views according to Likert Scale statements and open-ended questions. Findings were that the sample was of the opinion that clinical performance of the new graduates/diplomates falls short of expectations.

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