A STUDY OF READINESS FOR INTERPROFESSIONAL LEARNING AMONG NURSING STUDENT AT BOROMARAJONANI COLLEGE OF NURSING, SURIN
Keywords:Readiness, Interprofessional Learning, Nursing Students
This descriptive study was aimed to determine and compare a level of readiness for interprofessional learning (IPL) among nursing students at Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Surin. The sample was 210 nursing students, who were purposively selected as samples in the study. The Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) (McFadyen et al., 2005) was used to collect data through Google Form This scale was developed by Kodchakorn Rukroong et al., 2017 in which it was translated from English to Thai and from Thai to English by two experts. The questionnaire had a Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient of 0.909 when it was tried out in 30 subjects of nursing students, and 0.863 when it was used in 226 samples. Independent t-test and One way ANOVA was utilized to compare the difference in the mean of readiness for IPL.
The majority of participants were female (92.4%) and 36.70 % were Second-year students. Overall, nursing students had a high level of readiness for IPL. There were no differences in readiness levels between, gender, age, GPA, and a class of students. Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Surin should provide IPL to all nursing students in learning with other professional students such as medical students, pharmacy students, or public health students. The learning situation can be done for clinical situations such as palliative care or other related health situation such as care for the elderly.