IJCM  Vol.11 No.5 , May 2020
Construction of the First Certification Evaluation Index System for Diabetes Specialist Nurses by Delphi Method
Abstract: Objective: To establish an evaluation index system for the first-time certification of diabetes specialist nurses in line with the clinical nursing practice in China, and to provide a reference basis for government administrations and hospitals to formulate unified standards. Methods: After the research team has determined the theme, it will consult the development of A) specialist nursing through the library, Internet and electronic literature database; B) the history of the development of specialist nurses in diabetes and other fields; C) the selection criteria of specialist nurses; D) the training of specialist nurses system, assessment method; E) Specialist nurse certification body, evaluation standards and certification standards and other related documents, literature, books and report materials. The author established the preliminary index system through literature review, specialist interview and group discussion and used Delphi method to organize three rounds of 30 experts’ consultations. Results: A first certification evaluation index system including 8 fundamental indicators, 5 first-level indicators, 19 second-level indicators and 99 third-level indicators was constructed for diabetes nurses. Conclusion: The results of three rounds of expert consultation and demonstration are reliable, and the constructed index system is suitable for comprehensive evaluation of diabetes specialist nurses, which provides a basis for the effective management of nursing resources.
Cite this paper: Zou, H. , Gong, X. , Wang, S. and Chen, W. (2020) Construction of the First Certification Evaluation Index System for Diabetes Specialist Nurses by Delphi Method. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11, 242-251. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2020.115025.

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