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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2003;10(3): 292
간호사들의 NCLEX-RN 시험 준비 동기 및 장애요인에 대한 내용분석
강희선1, 서미아2, 이한주3
1서울여자 간호대학
2이화여대 NCLEX-RN 프로그램
3대한간호협회
Content Analysis on Motivation and Barriers Preparing for the NCLEX-RN in Korean Nurses
Hee-Sun Kang1, Mi-A Seo2, Han-Ju Lee3
1Seoul Women's College of Nursing
2NCLEX-RN Program, Ewha Womens University, College of Nursing
3Korean Nurses Association
Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe motivational factors and barriers which nurses experience while preparing for the NCLEX-RN Exam.
Method: Data was collected from July 5 to August 28, 2002 using self-administered open questionnaires. A total 144 nurses preparing for the NCLEX-RN Exam participated in this study. Descriptive statistics were used and respondents' statements were analyzed using content analysis. Result: The motivation for taking the NCLEX-RN Exam was for a new adventure (23.7%), better working conditions and benefits (20.4%), children's education (14.5%), to study aboard (13.8%), economic issues (11.8%), and career issues (11.2%). The barriers while preparing for the NCLEX-RN Exam were studying in English (35.3%), fatigue (21.8%) limited time (16.0%), lack of information (8.3%), complicated documentation (5.1%), and cultural differences (4.5%).
Conclusion: The result suggests that it is imperative to improve working conditions and benefits for nurses in Korea to prevent the brain drain of highly experienced nurses to other countries. It is also essential to develop strategies to minimize the barriers to support nurses preparing for the NCLEX-RN Exam and promote jobs overseas.
Key words: Nurses | Motivation | Barrier | Licensure | NCLEX-RN
주요어: 동기 | 장애요인
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