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Han and Choi-Kwon: Effects of a Refresher Program for Inactive Nurses on Nursing Professionalism and Nursing Clinical Self-Efficacy



The purpose of this study was to identify effects of a refresher program for inactive nurses on nursing professionalism and nursing clinical self-efficacy.


A pre-experimental design with one group pretest-posttest was used. The refresher program consisted of 150 hours and was provided to inactive nurses who were recruited from a refresher program at S institute. Eighty inactive nurses participated in the study. Data were collected between June and November 2009. To evaluate the effectiveness of the refresher program, researchers explored participants' nursing professionalism and nursing clinical self-efficacy through self-evaluation questionnaire before and after the refresher program.


The refresher program was effective in increasing nursing clinical self-efficacy for inactive nurses (p<.001). However, no significant increase was found in nursing professionalism after completing the program.


The refresher program had a positive impact on increasing the nursing clinical self-efficacy for inactive nurses.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
Refresher program for inactive nurses

IM=Intramuscular; IV= intravenous; SC=subcutaneous

Table 2
Characteristics of the inactive nurses (N=80)
Table 3
Difference in nursing professionalism before and after attending refresher program (N=80)
Table 4
Difference in nursing clinical self-efficacy scores before and after attending refresher program (N=80)


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