Nursing Students’ Competence in Vital Signs Taking: An Assessment



he study primarily aimed to identify the factors affecting the level of nursing students' competence in vital signs taking. The study utilized a descriptive type of research design such as descriptive-correlational, descriptive-comparative, and descriptiveevaluative to examine, compare and evaluate the relationship between the factors that affect the nursing student's level of competency in vital signs taking. The data was gathered from levels II-IV of nursing students at Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation. In addition, self-made questionnaires were employed to collect data from the respondents. Throughout the study, the researchers distinguish the possible factors that may affect nursing students’ level of competency, specifically KSA’s (knowledge, skills, and attitude), internal and external. Among all the factors, knowledge skills and attitudes greatly influence nursing students' level of competency. Possessing enough knowledge about the basics of vital signs taking will develop your skills and attitude towards it. Since nursing students’ experiences have a huge impact on how competent they are in taking vital signs effectively, they may use this as a guide to improving vital sign-taking that they perceive as less competent, which may help them become fully competent in the clinical setting. Data results hope to encourage nursing students who will be placed in a clinical setting to be competent in taking vital signs so that they can have a meaningful and knowledge-based training experience.


clinical setting
students' competence
vital signs taking
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