Factors Related to Nursing Students’ Competence in Pandemic Situation


  • Wahyu Rochdiat Murdhiono Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Nisya Aulia Aziza Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Rizky Erwanto Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Venny Vidayanti Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia




Nursing, Clinical Competence, Learning Facilities, Pandemic


Due to the epidemic, nursing students were barred from practising in hospitals throughout their co-assistance phase. A comprehensive examination of their perceptions of their skills throughout this period will help enhance education, eliminate gaps, and produce well-trained nurses. Therefore, this study examines co-assistant nursing students' perspectives on their competency and the factors that influence it. The research method was a correlational survey approach. There were 297 co-assistant nursing students chosen as a sample using a consecutive sampling technique from 1085 co-assistant nursing students who were registered at PD-DIKTI. The Nurse Professional Competence Scale Short Form (NPCS-SF), which has 35 items, was used to measure the clinical competence of respondents. Bivariate analysis used the Chi-Square test with a 95% confidence interval, while multivariate analysis used Logistic Regression. From the research process, this study found that most respondents perceive that they are less competent in learning during this pandemic (71.4%). It also can be concluded that respondents' satisfaction with learning methods and facilities is significantly related to students' competence (<0.05). Based on the value of OR, respondents who are satisfied with the learning method during the pandemic will be 1.7 times the opportunity to be competent compared to those who do not. From the logistic regression results, only the respondents' satisfaction with learning facilities during the pandemic significantly affected their perceptions of their competence. In conclusion, the clinical competence of co-assistance nursing students is strongly influenced by the learning facilities they get. Pandemic conditions cause students to not be facilitated optimally at a hospital or other clinical settings, ultimately reducing their confidence in the competencies experienced.




How to Cite

Murdhiono, W. R., Aziza, N. A., Erwanto, R., & Vidayanti, V. (2023). Factors Related to Nursing Students’ Competence in Pandemic Situation . RSF Conference Proceeding Series: Medical and Health Science, 2(1), 36–42. https://doi.org/10.31098/cpmhs.v2i1.628