Some of publications in Department of Intensive Care
Graduate Tracer Study of the Faculty of Nursing University of Tripoli, Libya: An Evidenced-Based Information for Curriculum Update and its Implications in Quality Assurance
The Faculty of Nursing ensures the quality of education it provides is suitable to the health needs to meet the demands and challenges of health care in the country. Deemed to produce future nursing leaders and educators, the faculty has undertaken its first graduate tracer study.
Graduate tracer studies obtain both intrinsic and extrinsic results and benefits. Intrinsic results can be used to point at areas for improvement in study programs and service delivery at universities. The study, based on the Commission on Higher Education-adapted survey questionnaire filled in by the Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates batch 2011-2017. With descriptive-normative research design and snowball sampling technique, smoothed the way for 126 respondents out of 189 graduates. Data showed a predominance of females over males, single over married, mostly within 2528 years of age. Majority were employed as full time in a government health facility, as well as with satisfaction in their work as a nurse ascribable to monetary remuneration. The job placement rate of the graduates is 65%, filling in the shortage of nurses in Libya. The competency-based curriculum is consistent, aligned and relevant to the nursing job requirements in Libya. Accorded well to the World Health Organization’s patient safety curriculum, ‘Safe and Quality Nursing Care’ competency appraised as the most used in their area of nurse work. Followed by ‘communication’, ‘human relations’, ‘research’, ‘problem solving’, and ‘leadership’. ‘Critical thinking’ however deemed as least used competency in the care of patients.
The study recommends regular graduates tracking, further curriculum development and policy on educational achievement as one of the criteria for remuneration. Furthermore, researches on topics related to extent of knowledge and application of the learned competencies in nursing education, employability and the employers’ preferences on employability of the graduates, job satisfaction and its factors among graduates and competencies used by nurse-employed and non-nurse employed nursing graduates. Lastly, an assessment of the faculty’s program and learning is essential for teaching innovations’ upgrade and development not to disregard strategies to improve critical thinking abilities and use among nurses in their area of practice. This is to achieve the end goal of this present study, to entrench quality assurance within the faculty from the evidenced-information in distinction to the voice of its graduates. Leonora Leopoldo Leopoldo Lesaca, MA. LIZA ENECITO LUMBUAN TINGZON, Joyce juanita Astudillo Oacangan de vera, JANE TIMOTHY PUDLAO FABIAN, carol juan honori mojica, Maria Cristina Arboleda Taladro Tinay, evelyn Betudio Danza macasieb(1-2023)
Title : Perception of University of Tripoli, Faculty of Nursing Students on the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Curriculum
The study aimed to determine the perception of University of Tripoli, Faculty of Nursing Students on the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum. Specifically, this study answered the following questions: 1) What are the Students’ perception on the Basis of Curriculum Construction? 2) What are the Students’ perception on the Basis of Curriculum Content? 3) What are the Students’ perception on the Basis of Strategies?
The findings that the researcher was able to extract from the study were: 1) that the overall mean shows 3.92 which has a verbal interpretation of “Agree”. The students should demonstrate a commitment to civic engagement, an understanding of various cultures, and the ability to apply ethical reasoning.
2) that the overall mean of 3.90 shows that most of the respondents had a verbal interpretation of “Agree” on the basis of curricular content from sequence to relevance in the nursing profession. 3) Most of the respondents with an overall mean of 3.69 and has a verbal interpretation of “Agree” on the basis of Teaching Strategies shows a wide range of instructional activities to facilitate learning. Based on these findings, the researcher was able to conclude that the University of Tripoli – Faculty of Nursing incorporated the principle on curriculum construction on its existing curriculum. However, All of the indicators on each component of the curriculum showed a verbal interpretation of “Agree”, which allows for further enhancement of the curriculu Maria Cristina Arboleda-Tinay, evelyn Betudio Danza macasieb, Leonora Leopoldo Leopoldo Lesaca, Joyce juanita Astudillo Oacangan de vera, JANE TIMOTHY PUDLAO FABIAN, Ebtisam AYAD SASI BENOMRAN(8-2021)
A study on the level of awareness of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students at the University of Tripoli on the myths and facts on Corona Virus (COVID – 19
The study aimed to determine the level of awareness of Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students at the University of Tripoli on
the myths & facts on coronavirus (COVID – 19). Specifically, this study answered the following questions: 1)What are the
Students’ Demographic profile in terms of Gender and Age? 2) What are the Students’ level of awareness of the myths & facts
on coronavirus (COVID-19)? 3) Based on the results of the study, what measures can be formulated to increase the level of
awareness of the students on coronavirus (COVID-19). The findings that the researcher was able to extract from the study
were: 1) the frequency and percentage of the student’s demographic profile in terms of Gender, shows that female are mostly
dominant which is 53 or 66.25% while the male is 27 or 33.75%. In terms of Age, where mostly belongs to the category of 21-
23 years of age with 38 respondents or 47.5%, 18-20 years of age, 37 or 46.25% and 24-26 which is 5 or 6.25%.2) the results of
the frequency and percentage of the Student’s level of awareness on the Facts and Myths of COVID-19 reveals that mostly
81.40% are aware of the facts on COVID-19, 16.71% are unaware and 1.87% are undecided. Predominantly, 50.20% of
students answered “YES” on Myths on COVID-19 making them unaware of the Myths, 46.04% are aware and 3.75% are
undecided 3) The measures that could be formulated to increase the level of awareness of the students are to conduct
information dissemination campaign through symposiums, research forums and the use of IEC materials. Based on these
findings, the researcher was able to conclude that the University of Tripoli - Faculty of Nursing are aware of the FACTS on
COVID-19, however, it is worthwhile to note that misconceptions are high on the MYTHS aspect thus there is really an urgent
need to correct these misconceptions so as to contribute on measures to end this pandemic. Maria Cristina Arboleda-Tinay, Leonora Leopoldo Leopoldo Lesaca, Joyce juanita Astudillo Oacangan de vera, JANE TIMOTHY PUDLAO FABIAN, Ebtisam AYAD SASI BENOMRAN(2-2021)