Vol. 17 No. 2 (2017)
Articles

The educational core competencies of a coordinator: an observational study

Giulia Franceschini
Neonatal Intensive Care, “Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona” Hospital Trust, via Conca 71, Torrette, Ancona, 60123, Italy
Susi Girotti
Medical Clinic, “Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona” Hospital Trust, via Conca 71, Torrette, Ancona, 60123, Italy
Gilda Pelusi
Education and Professional Development of Healthcare Professions, “Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona” Hospital Trust, via Conca 71, Torrette, Ancona, 60123, Italy
Published October 6, 2017
Keywords
  • education,
  • nurse manager,
  • competence
How to Cite
Franceschini, G., Girotti, S., & Pelusi, G. (2017). The educational core competencies of a coordinator: an observational study. Tutor – Attualità, Proposte E Ricerche Per l’Educazione Nelle Scienze Della Salute, 17(2), 20-28. https://doi.org/10.14601/Tutor-20696

Abstract

Background. Operational unit coordinators contribute to the realization of continuing professional development events and facilitate the learning process within the organization.
Objectives. Evaluating coordinators’ pedagogical competencies.
Design. An observational study has been conducted with the purpose of having healthcare coordinators undergo a self-evaluation process, analyzing their pedagogical knowledge and skills by means of a questionnaire.
Setting. The framework was “Ospedali Riuniti” University Hospital Trust, Ancona, Italy.
Participants. This study involved healthcare coordinators at Ancona’s “Ospedali Riuniti” University Hospital Trust. 68 out of 86 coordinators took part in the study.
Methods. An observational study has been conducted by means of a questionnaire called “Core Competencies of Nurse Educators with Task Statements”.
Results. Average values for knowledge and skills range between 2.70 and 3.07, with an average score of 2.89 for knowledge and 2.86 for skills (79.1% response rate).
Conclusions. Self-evaluated knowledge and skills are good, especially in theoretical setting.

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