Nurse Competence

Author/s: Parthenopi Pantelidou, Chrysoula Lemonidou, Areti Tsaloglidou

DOI: 10.12738/SM.2016.2.0018

Year: 2016 Vol: 2 Number: 2


Within contemporary changing and evolving health care settings, nurses face many challenges on an everyday basis. In the clinical environment, nurses’ interventions are the most essential element contributing to patients’ recovery. The continuous care and contact provided by nurses builds patient security and confidence. They also, allow patients to use their resources in the recovery process. Consequently, care providers’ conception about themselves as professionals will either support and confirm, or, in some cases, undermine and hamper their self-confidence and work.

Competence, Nurse competence, Nursing practice, Work environment, Self-assessment