Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCH IN MEDICAL EDUCATION   FALL 2015 , Volume 7 , Number 3; Page(s) 11 To 20.
 
Paper: 

ASSESSMENT THE CREATIVE SKILLS OF NURSING STUDENTS AND NURSES IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNITS OF HOSPITALS COVERED BY TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

 
DOI: 

10.18869/acadpub.rme.7.3.11

 
Author(s):  SADEGHI GANDOMANI H.R., DELARAM M.*, NASIRI ZIBA F., NASERI BOROUJENI N.
 
* SCHOOL OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY, SHAHREKORD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHAHREKORD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Promotion of creative skills is one of the goals of higher education for training nursing students and also the need for innovative nurses in intensive care wards is felt to provide exclusive complex care to very ill patients. Thus, this survey aimed to compare creative skills in the nursing students and nurses in 30 intensive care units of hospital covered by Tehran University of medical sciences in 2013.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all freshman (131) and senior (126) nursing students through census method and 150 nurses in the intensive care units of hospitals covered by Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2013 were selected by random sampling. Abedi Creativity questionnaire was used for data gathering. Data were analyzed using SPSS software, with variance analysis and Toki tests; at the significant level P<0.05.
Results: Mean score of creative skills scores for freshman students was 126.1±7.4, senior students 142.4±8.6 and for nurses 151.6±8.4 that was statistically significant. There is a meaningful difference between the freshman students with senior students (p<0.01), freshman students with nurses (p=0.02) and senior students with nurses (p=0.01) in terms of the mean scores of creative skills. So that nurses? creativity skills was more than of freshmen and senior students.
Conclusion: Research findings show that creative skill in critical care nurses is more than students and also in senior students is more than freshman students. Low levels of creative skill among nursing students compare to nurses indicates the necessity of the skill improvement by embedding them in students’ curriculum and using modern methods of teaching.

 
Keyword(s): CREATIVITY, NURSING STUDENT, NURSE, INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
 
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