The Nurse Professional Competence (NPC) Scale
The NPC Scale consists of 88 questions and is used to measure self-reported competence among nurse students or registered nurses. The NPC Scale and its Manual may be used after receiving approval by the NPC Research Group. Asking for approval is made by sending an email to professor Margret Lepp. An approval is only valid for the current study asked for.
When the NPC Scale is used, the following reference must be stated:
Nilsson J., Johansson E., Egmar A-C., Florin J., Leksell J., Lepp M., Lindholm C., Nordström G., Theander K., Wilde-Larsson B., Carlsson M., & Gardulf A. (2014). Development and validation of a new tool measuring nurses self-reported professional competence -¬The nurse professional competence (NPC) Scale. Nurse Education Today 34; 574-580. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2013.07.016
When the NPC Scale Short Form (NPC Scale-SF) 35-items is used, the following reference must be stated:
Nilsson J., Engström M., Florin J., Gardulf A., & Carlsson M. (2018). A short version of the nurse professional competence scale for measuring nurses' self-reported competence. Nurse Education Today 71; 233-239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.09.028
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