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Background/Objectives:This study was conducted to examine the relationship between forensic nursing competence, ethical decision-making confidence, and nursing professional value among nursing students.
Method: From March 16, 2020 to April 15, 2020, data was collected from 4th grade nursing students enrolled in the nursing departments located in Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, and Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis were conducted for the collected data using SPSS program.
Result: The factors affecting the nursing professional value of nursing students were ethical decision-making confidence(?=.347, p<.001) and forensic nursing competence(?=.285, p<.001). The two factors had the explanatory power(24.1%) for the nursing professional value of nursing students.
Conclusion: In order to establish and improve the desirable nursing professional value based on the results of this study, it is thought that this study can be used as basic data for the development of educational programs that can cultivate ethical decision-making confidence with the development of forensic nursing curriculum.