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J Korean Gerontol Nurs. 2014 Apr;16(1):1-8. Korean.
Published online Apr 30, 2014.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17079/jkgn.2014.16.1.1
© 2014 Korean Gerontological Nursing Society
Students' Satisfaction on GNP Educational Program
Sujin Shin,1Dukyoo Jung,*2and Hyejin Kim2
1School of Nursing, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea.
2Division of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

*Corresponding author: Jung, Dukyoo. Division of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University, 52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-750, Korea. Tel: +82-2-3277-6693, Fax: +82-2-3277-2875, Email: dyjung@ewha.ac.kr
Received June 03, 2013; Revised October 11, 2013; Accepted January 13, 2014.

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This study was done to evaluate current students' satisfaction regarding their education programs to become gerontological nurse practitioners.


The study sample was comprised of 101 students or graduates of gerontological nurse practitioner master's program. Data were obtained by determining the extent to which the participants were satisfied with the curriculum, the clinical practicum and instructors, as well as self-capability as gerontological nursing care Advanced Practice Nurses. Data were analyzed using SPSS 20.0. Frequencies, percentages, and means with standard deviation were used to analyze the data.


Regarding satisfaction with the curriculum, 47.0% of students of gerontological nurse practitioner education program were "mostly satisfied" and 36.0% were "satisfied" with the clinical practicum. Further, 35.0% of the participants regarded the hours (300) for the current clinical practice required for graduation as "quite sufficient." In addition, 44.0% of the participants indicated that their self-capability as gerontological nurse practitioners was "satisfactory" and 34.0% reported that it was "not satisfactory."


Results indicate that less than 50% of the students were satisfied with various aspects of the course suggesting that gerontological nurse practitioner programs be further developed to ensure that individuals adequately fulfill their roles as gerontological nurses after graduation.

Keywords: Advanced practice nursing, Aged, Personal satisfaction.


Table 1
General Background of Participants (N=101)

Table 2
Satisfaction with Curriculum for GNP (N=101)

Table 3
Satisfaction with the Clinical Practicum of the GNP Program (N=101)

Table 4
Preceptors for the Clinical Practicum in the GNP Program (N=101)

Table 5
Perception on the Capability of GNP (N=101)

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