Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Impact of a Care Task Design Program on Novice Nursing Students’ Self-Reflection and Insight, Teamwork Skills, and Holistic Nursing Competency


Department of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan


Department of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2023; 31: 69-74
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2023.22265
Read: 1370 Downloads: 614 Published: 01 June 2023

AIM: The aims of this study were to evaluate the effects of a self-appraisal of clinical simulation care tasks in novice nursing students and assess their self-reflection and insight, teamwork skills, and holistic nursing competence in four different periods.

METHOD: A single group pre- and post-test design was conducted. Data were collected between September 2019 and February 2020. Nursing students who participated in the fundamental nursing laboratory courses in the second year of the nursing department at a medical university were invited to participate in the study. Data were collected at four time points using the Self-Reflection and Insight Scale, Holistic Nursing Competence Scale, and the Teamwork Skills Scale. A generalized estimating equation was used for all statistical analyses.

RESULTS: Across the four measurements, the score of self-reflection and insight ranged from 76.68 to 78.00, teamwork skills from 68.83 to 71.21, and holistic nursing competence from 134.48 to 146.46. Student performance was above average on all research variables. The results confirm the hypotheses that the program improves self-reflection and insight, teamwork skills, and holistic nursing competencies in nursing students.

CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that the program can be used to improve students’ self-reflection, and it may also help to enhance their teamwork skills and holistic nursing competence.

Cite this article as: Chen, H. M., Lu, Y. C, & Pai, H. C. (2023). Impact of a care task design program on novice nursing students’ self-reflection and insight, teamwork skills, and holistic nursing competency. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 31(2), 69-74.

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