What We Offer

  • What nurses should perform within the job.
  • What nurses need to know to be able to do a specific task.
  • Where is the knowledge gap for doing nursing tasks
  • Assessing the level of nursing knowledge.
  • Recommending appropriate learning materials to improve the level of knowledge.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Challenges:

Across Europe, the demand of the health sector for highly qualified nurses is great and growing. According to the German Federal Statistical Office of Germany (DESTATIS), care dependency across Germany is projected to increase by up to 50% in the 2007-2030 period. As employers, Medical institutions,, are looking to recruit nurses (job applicants) who have acquired the required skill set. Specifically, they need knowledgeable employees who are eligible to reliably perform certain tasks in over time. Obtaining the required skills is not only achieved by means of curricular coursework. Nurses need to practice and implement the learning material, and develop their level of proficiency by providing care in various situations over time. The key challenges that the Pro-Nursing project aims to investigate:

  • How nurses apply skills and skill prerequisite knowledge in various task situations
  • How nursing tasks are embedded in nursing processes
  • How nurses may acquire that knowledge which is required for successful job performance.

Work-based education and training has a considerable impact on improving job performance of nurses, and therefore detecting and compensating existing lacks in the nursing knowledge domain is critical. In this project, nurses, medical supervisors (employers), educators, and researchers from the knowledge management and HRM disciplines, are collaborating to create solutions to the aforementioned challenges.

Objectives :

Within the German nursing context, PRO-NURSING aims at bridging between tasks, knowledge domains and nursing curricula, the result of which could serve as a benchmark for other European states. The triple attributes of nursing will be considered dynamically by incorporating evidence of change with respect to standards and protocols of nursing. The dedicated system will be developed as a web-based application with an ontological back-end. This is innovative, especially in supporting nursing educators and supervisors to sustain the quality of nursing care in both clinics and hospitals. Pro-Nursing is the descendant project of Med-Assess.

Project Consortium




University of Siegen

University of Siegen, Institute of Knowledge Based Systems, Germany (Coordinator)

  • Project Manager :
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Madjid Fathi
  • Team Member :
  • Dr. Fazel Ansari
  • M. Sc. Marjan Khobreh
  • marjan.khobreh@uni-siegen.de 0049-271-2881
  • B. Sc. Golnaz Zahedi
Job Analysis
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Nursing Training and Education
Ontology Development
Process Modeling
Software/Web Development
Text mining



Universiteit van Amsterdam

Universiteit van Amsterdam - Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands

  • Team Member :
  • Dr. Stefan Mol
  • Dr. Gabor Kismihok
  • M. Sc. Hannah Berkers
Job Analysis
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Nursing Training and Education
Ontology Development
Process Modeling
Software/Web Development
Text mining

Beta Klinik GmbH

Beta Klinik GmbH, Bonn, Germany

  • Team Member :
  • Prof. Dr. med. Juergen Reul
  • Dr. med. Judith Maria Hoffmann
  • Dipl.-Pflegewissenschaftlerin Maria Hesterberg
Job Analysis
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Nursing Training and Education
Ontology Development
Process Modeling
Software/Web Development
Text mining

Netpositive

Netpositive Ltd. , Hungary

  • Team Member :
  • Dr. Reka Vas
  • Dr. Andras Gabor
  • Dr. Zoltan Szabo
Job Analysis
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Nursing Training and Education
Ontology Development
Process Modeling
Software/Web Development
Text mining

Associated Partner

Fivan

Centro de Neurorrehabilitacion, Valencia, Espana

  • Contact Person :
  • Pablo Gagliardo
Job Analysis
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Nursing Training and Education
Ontology Development
Process Modeling
Software/Web Development
Text mining

Frenetti

Frenetti B.V. , Amsterdam , The Netherlands

  • Contact Person :
  • Freda Vasse
Job Analysis
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Nursing Training and Education
Ontology Development
Process Modeling
Software/Web Development
Text mining

Concetra

Concetra, London, United Kingdom

  • Contact Person :
  • Dr. Giles Slinger
Job Analysis
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Nursing Training and Education
Ontology Development
Process Modeling
Software/Web Development
Text mining

Eapril

European Association for
Practitioner Research
on Improving Learning - Leuven
Belgium

  • Contact Person :
  • Dr. Inneke Berghmans
Job Analysis
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Nursing Training and Education
Ontology Development
Process Modeling
Software/Web Development
Text mining



DEKRA

DEKRA Akademie GmbH

  • Contact Person :
  • Claudia Ball
Job Analysis
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Nursing Training and Education
Ontology Development
Process Modeling
Software/Web Development
Text mining