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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2012;5(2):37-48.
Published online December 31, 2012.

분야별 전문간호사의 전문간호업무에 대한 성과 평가: 일개 병원을 중심으로
설미이, 이명선
1서울아산병원
2서울대학교 간호대학
Evaluation of Nursing Outcomes among Advanced Practice Nurses in a Tertiary Hospital
Miee Seol, Myoung Sun Yi
1Department of Nursing, Asan Medical Center
2College of Nursing, Seoul National University
Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of the study was to evaluate how advanced practice nurses (APNs) recognized their work by analyzing nursing outcomes. The ultimate goal was to examine the utility of APNs by connecting their work to the outcomes.
Methods
Cross-sectional survey was conducted to collect the data from 59 APNs in a tertiary hospital lovated in Seoul, Korea. The questionnaire with 84 outcome indicators for advanced practice nurses was used. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data.
Results
Among 84 outcome indicators, 11 indicators were associated with the work of APNs. Majority of these findings were included in the categories of clinical results and satisfaction. Items identified to be associated with the work of APNs were different among oncology nursing area, surgical speciality area, emergency care area, and critical care area.
Conclusion
The results of the study indicated that the works of APNs were relevant to education/counseling/training and interpersonal relationship with other health professionals. The results of the study could be helpful to delineate the work characteristics of APNs and increase the utility of APNs in Korea where roles of APNs are not yet clearly delineated in most clinical settings.
Key Words: Nurse Clinicians, Outcome Assessment, Job Description, Tertiary Care Centers


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