A Study of Leadership of Nursing Students at the Mission Faculty of Nursing, Asia-Pacific International University

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Sudaporn Stithyudhakarn


Assessment of leadership competence is important in planning for self-development among nursing students. The purpose of this study was to study the leadership competence of nursing students at the Mission Faculty of Nursing, Asia-Pacific International University. The subjects consisted of 75 fourth year nursing students. The research instrument was a questionnaire, which had a content validity and the reliability of .93. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results showed that the mean score of leadership among nursing students was high (X=3.55, S.D. = 0.98). Specifically, Ethical competency (X=3.82, S.D.=1.11), Professional competencies (X=3.73, S.D.=0.94), Management competency (X=3.64, S.D.=0.91), and Political economic and social competencies (X=3.79, S.D.=1.08) were high. On the contrary, Personal competency (X=3.15, S.D.=0.98), Knowledge and Intelligence competencies (X=3.30, S.D. =0.79) and uses of technology and foreign language competencies (X=3.46, S.D. =1.03) were moderate. The results from this study could be used as preliminary information for teachers of the Nursing Leadership Course to improve teaching-learning methods by enhancing students’ conceptual and systematic thinking as a leader which will lead to success when working.


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