Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the nursing accreditation system in Taiwan.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to see nursing accreditation is positively related to patient safety.
Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design and survey methods. This study recruited 458 nurses in two hospitals in Northern Taiwan. Six items measuring patient safety came from Teng et al. (2009). Regressions were used for examining if nursing accreditation impacts patient safety. Control variables were nurses’ age, education, and the average number of patients cared.
Results: Nursing accreditation (N1 as the lowest and N4 as the highest) positively related to patient safety (β = .09, p = .04) with one-tailed hypothesis testing.
Conclusion: This study revealed that nursing accreditation may have potential usage for patient safety improvement.Keywords: Patient safety, nursing accreditations, hospital nurses.
Teng, C.I., Dai, Y.T., Shyu, Y.I.L., Wong, M.K., Chu, T.L., Tsai, Y.H., 2009. Professional commitment, patient safety, and patient-perceived care quality. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 41 (3), 309-317.
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