Author(s): Basiony Mohamed Basiony
Background: Developing nurse interns’ managerial skills is crucial to increase their confidence and satisfaction.
Aim: The current study aimed at developing managerial skills of nurse interns by application of management development strategy through: Assessing nurse interns’ knowledge regarding management, Assessing nurse interns’ managerial skills, implementing strategy for developing managerial skills, and measuring the effect of management development strategy on nurse interns’ managerial skills.
Methods: A Quasi experimental design was utilized. This study was conducted at one of the university hospital where the nurse interns spending their internship year. A convenient sample of 180 nurse interns during the academic year 2016-2017 was participated in the study. Data were collected using three tools as follows: Nurse Interns’ knowledge questionnaire sheet, Observation of checklist, and training needs assessment questionnaire Sheet.
Results: Nurse Interns’ total knowledge related to managerial skills was unsatisfactory in the pre intervention phase, and reached at post and follow up phases to satisfactory level. Nurse interns’ total performance related to managerial skills was inadequate in the pre intervention phase, and improved significantly at post and follow up phases.
Conclusions: Nurse Interns’ managerial skills were improved after implementing the management development strategy.