Examination of the educational needs of home visit nurses: A cross-sectional descriptive study

Kyuri Lee, Dukyoo Jung

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This study aimed to identify educational needs and determine priorities in nursing care for home visit nurses providing services within the national long-term care insurance system in South Korea. This cross-sectional descriptive study assessed the educational needs of 92 home visit nurses. Participants’ characteristics were analyzed using percentages, averages, and standard devi-ations. Educational needs were calculated for participants’ current and required competency levels, utilizing the paired t-test, Borich’s educational needs formula, and the locus for focus model. Four main categories were identified as top priorities: (1) health assessment, (2) cognitive function care, (3) disease management, and (4) medication management. The study’s findings could support the development of appropriate and responsive education and training programs for home-visit nurses—as it reflects the actual needs of this group.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2319
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2021

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  • Home-visit nursing
  • Long-term care
  • Needs assessment
  • Nursing education
  • Visiting nurses


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