Development of Strategic Plans for Advancing Nursing in Korea

Eui Geum Oh, Yeonsoo Jang, Jeongok Park, Hyejung Lee, Heejung Kim, Ari Min, Suhee Kim, Yongmi Kwon

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the study is to evaluate the current and prospective status of nursing in Korea and develop a strategic framework and plan to accommodate the increased demands on nurses in the changing health-care system. Methods: This study used a mixed-methods approach including a literature review, an online survey with health-care consumers, expert panel interviews, and an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to develop the strategic plans and framework. Results: The vision of the strategic framework involved improving health and quality of life, and its mission was to elevate the status of Korea's nursing sector as a key health-care profession through high-quality and innovative nursing education, research, and practice. The five values in accordance with the mission and vision were innovation, creation, collaboration, excellence, and authenticity. Three strategic goals, namely, education, research, and practice, were identified, and 31 related strategic tasks were developed. Conclusion: In response to the rising social demand for a paradigm shift in nursing care services, there is a need for advancements in nursing education, research, and practice in Korea. This study provide some recommendations to achieve these aims.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Nursing Research
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was financially supported by the Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute .

Funding Information:
Currently, most nursing studies in Korea are supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea, a grant organization that provides support for research in science, arts, and Korean culture in general, not specific to nursing. In the US, the National Institute of Nursing Research, as part of the US National Institutes of Health, is dedicated to promoting and improving the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations through the funding of nursing research and research training [11]. The National Institute of Nursing Research has proposed future research directions and played a leading role in nursing research in the US. To advance nursing research in Korea, it is crucial to establish a ?control tower? to provide directions for nursing research, organize nursing research and training funds, and develop a series of specific research priorities as new health challenges arise.This study was financially supported by the Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute. The authors would like to express their gratitude to the expert panels who participated in the study.

Funding Information:
Currently, most nursing studies in Korea are supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea, a grant organization that provides support for research in science, arts, and Korean culture in general, not specific to nursing. In the US, the National Institute of Nursing Research, as part of the US National Institutes of Health, is dedicated to promoting and improving the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations through the funding of nursing research and research training [11]. The National Institute of Nursing Research has proposed future research directions and played a leading role in nursing research in the US. To advance nursing research in Korea, it is crucial to establish a “control tower” to provide directions for nursing research, organize nursing research and training funds, and develop a series of specific research priorities as new health challenges arise.This study was financially supported by the Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute. The authors would like to express their gratitude to the expert panels who participated in the study.

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

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