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1- PhD, Assistant Professor of Nursing. Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
2- PhD candidate in Nursing. Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran. , Ashrafizadeh.h1993@gmail.com
Abstract:   (182 Views)
Objective: Nurses are the largest group of healthcare providers. Identification of competency levels, factors, barriers, and strategies for enhancing competency among nurses are of utmost importance in gaining nursing competency. This study aimed at Investigation of the different dimensions of Iranian nurses competency.
Methods: the present study is scoping review. The related articles were searched for in SID, Magiran, ISI, Scopus, PubMed and other databases from 1988 up to 2019 without language limitation. The searched keywords were skill, competency and nurse. After identifying the relevant studies, selection, screening, and charting of the information and data were performed. Finally, the results were collated, summarized, and reported. Data extracted from the studies included the study design, sample size, research population, sampling method, key results, the concept of competency and other information  such as (level of competency, data gathering tools, language of study and etc. 
Results: Totally, 210 studies were fully reviewed and the information from 160 studies was extracted and analyzed. The results of this study are summarized in 5 themes (Nurses’ competency levels, Nursing competency dimensions, Effective factors in clinical competency, Effective strategies for promotion of clinical competency, relationship between nursing competency and other variables such as (Job satisfaction, quality of work life, emotional intelligence, patient satisfaction)).
Conclusion: The results of some studies showed that one variable had a positive effect on clinical competence, while other studies either did not report a result or considered the relationship negative and inverse, so researchers did not reach a collective consensus on this issue. Different questionnaires were used to assess the qualifications of nurses, each of which had different areas from the other. This made it difficult to compare and agree. 
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/12/4 | Accepted: 2020/12/22 | Published: 2020/11/20