A novel in-service nursing education optimizing theory of technological competency as caring in nursing

Youko Nakano, Tetsuya Tanioka, Rozzano Locsin, Misao Miyagawa, Tomoya Yokotani, Yuko Yasuhara, Hirokazu Ito, Elmer Catangui


Contemporary and future nursing practices are increasingly being designed with nursing theories as to its foundation. The aim of this article is to describe an in-service education program for nursing administrators centered on the theory of Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing (TCCN). This theory is framed chiefly within the concepts of technology, caring, nursing, and technological competency. Influencing the significance of in-service education is theory-based practice with advancing technologies in human caring. The in-service education program was organized as a five-month, one-hour a month lecture and discussion series. In each session, educational contents are focused on the nursing process as caring based on the theory of TCCN. This education is a plan that will gradually educate the nurse manager group, the mid-level nursing staff group, and finally to the staff nurse group. This hierarchically organized in-service educational plan aims to systematically improve their knowledge and practice situation for three years. During each session, theory content included “knowing persons as caring” as the nursing process based on the theory of TCCN. Participating in these lectures are envisioned to increase knowledge about TCCN for the purpose of improving the overall quality of nursing care outcomes. An organized educational plan will improve the quality of nursing care as influenced by the use of the theory of TCCN in the practice of nursing.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v9n11p85

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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