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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 24-31

Teachers' managerial competency from nursing students' & faculty staff's point of view

1 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Bio Statistics, Medical Sciences College, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

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Eesa Mohammadi
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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Background and Purpose: One of the dimensions of nursing faculty staff competency is management. Thus discovering and explaining it for planning, administrating educational, research & administrative affairs is very important. This study aims to discover the meaning of nursing faculty staff managerial competency in the students' & teachers' mind. Method: This study is a qualitative one with content analysis approach. The data have been gathered through deep unstructured interviews in the form of 30 individual and one focus group. The sampling has been done as purposive in 2012-2013 at Mazandaran Medical Sciences University. The data have been analyzed by conventional qualitative content analysis method. Results: The data resulted in extracting 3 themes: promoting interaction & communication capability, boosting management capability, paying attention to & observing nursing standards and 7 categories: facilitating the relationship among the coworkers, officials and students, creating relationship with influential people in order to promote the major, shouldering the administrative responsibility, managing the educational & class group, enriching the specialized sessions, having discipline & adhering to the professional principles. These themes indicate the semantic features perceived by nursing faculty staff and students about nursing teachers' managerial competency. Conclusion: Besides presenting 3 basic features of nursing faculty staff managerial competency, the present study could determine the criteria of these features regarding the field conditions. These findings can be applied for designing the rating scale for nursing faculty members' professional competency.

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