Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2021.04.016

A Qualitative Study of Chinese Hospital Nurse Leaders’ Perceptions of Job Competency


Yang Wu1, Haiyun Gai2,*

1Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi 712046, China. 

2Xi'an Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710021, China.

*Corresponding author: Haiyun Gai

Published: April 26,2021


Objective: To understand the perceptions of nurse leaders in Chinese hospitals about job competency and to provide a basis for further constructing job competency for nurse leaders in Chinese medicine hospitals. Methods: A qualitative study was conducted to conduct semi-structured interviews and collect data from nurse leaders in Chinese hospitals, and the data were analyzed using the Colaizzi 7-step analysis method. Results: Five themes were extracted from the interviews, professional knowledge skills, communication and coordination skills, management and decision-making skills, learning ability and personal traits. Conclusion: The perceptions of Chinese hospital nurse leaders on job competency vary, and most of them believe that Chinese hospital nurse leaders, firstly, have solid theoretical knowledge of Chinese medicine and master the characteristic nursing techniques of Chinese medicine, while emphasizing management and communication skills, and finally, they should focus on personal learning ability and their own qualities.


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How to cite this paper

A Qualitative Study of Chinese Hospital Nurse Leaders’ Perceptions of Job Competency

How to cite this paper: Yang Wu, Haiyun Gai. (2021) A Qualitative Study of Chinese Hospital Nurse Leaders’ Perceptions of Job CompetencyInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research5(2), 214-218.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2021.04.016