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Nurse Educ Today. 2014 Mar;34(3):299-305. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.06.008. Epub 2013 Jun 28.

Psychometric properties of the Scale for Quality Evaluation of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing Version 2 (QBN 2).

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  • 1Nursing Science Degree Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Office of Sora Loc. S. Marciano s.n.c-03039, Sora, FR, Italy. Electronic address: loreana.macale@torvergatasora.it.
  • 2Nursing Science Degree Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Office of Sora Loc. S. Marciano s.n.c-03039, Sora, FR, Italy. Electronic address: gennaro.scialo@torvergatasora.it.
  • 3Nursing Science Degree Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Office of Sora Loc. S. Marciano s.n.c-03039, Sora, FR, Italy. Electronic address: lucadisarra1@gmail.com.
  • 4Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200 00128 Roma, Italy. Electronic address: m.demarinis@unicampus.it.
  • 5Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Roma, Italy. Electronic address: g.rocco@mclink.it.
  • 6Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Roma, Italy. Electronic address: ercole.vellone@uniroma2.it.
  • 7Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Roma, Italy. Electronic address: rosaria.alvaro@gmail.com.

Abstract

To evaluate all the variables that affect nursing education is important for nursing educators to have valid and reliable instruments that can measure the perceived quality of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing. This study testing the Scale for Quality Evaluation of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing instrument and its psychometric properties with a descriptive design. Participant were first, second and third year students of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing Science from three Italian universities. The Scale for Quality Evaluation of Bachelor Degree in Nursing consists of 65 items that use a 4 point Likert scale ranging from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree". The instrument comes from a prior version with 41 items that were modified and integrated with 24 items to improve reliability. Six hundred and fifty questionnaires were completed and considered for the present study. The mean age of the students was 24.63 years, 65.5% were females. Reliability of the scale resulted in a very high Cronbach's alpha (0.96). The construct validity was tested with factor analysis that showed 7 factors. The Scale for Quality Evaluation of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing, although requiring further studies, represents a useful instrument to measure the quality of the Bachelor Nursing Degree.

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KEYWORDS:

Education; Nursing; Quality indicator; Research; Student

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