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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2006;12(2):151-161.
Published online December 31, 2006.
A Study on Plans for Improvement of RN-BSN Curriculum Based on the Needs of the Students
Shin, Yun-Hee;Hyun, Myung-Sun;Jeong, Geum-Hee;
1Department of Nursing, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University
2College of Nursing, Ajou University
3Division of Nursing, Hallym University
RN-BSN 학생 요구에 근거한 교육과정 개선방안 연구
신윤희, 현명선, 정금희
1연세대학교 원주의과대학 간호학과
2아주대학교 간호대학
3한림대학교 의과대학 간호학부
The purpose of this study was to assess the needs of RN-BSN students concerning the RN-BSN curriculum and make suggestions for improvement in the curriculum based on the needs of the students. Method: A descriptive survey study was used. Data were collected from 707 RN-BSN senior students in 21 universities. The research instrument, which was developed after in-depth interviews with 13 RN-BSN students, consisted of 10 curriculum objectives, 34 cultural courses, 48 major courses, three questions on clinical practicum, and teaching methods for 5 required courses. Result: The curriculum objectives selected by the RN-BSN students were problem solving, clinical applicability, critical thinking, creative thinking, and decision making. They wanted cultural courses such as English, understanding of human behavior, social welfare, women's studies, psychology, nutrition science, leadership, recreation, computer applications, exercise and health. They wanted major courses to include the nursing process, nursing research, health assessment, advanced adult nursing, infection control, spiritual/hospice nursing, and nursing of cancer patients. They responded that a clinical practicum was not necessary. They wanted to experience various teaching methods according to particular characteristics of subject being taught. Conclusion: This study suggests some recommendation for improvement of the curriculum based on the needs of RN-BSN students.
Key Words: Education, Nursing students

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