Correlation between experiences of clinical nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic with learning agility and readiness level for future pandemics

Aygul N. S., ŞENYUVA E.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, vol.32, no.5-6, pp.941-949, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5-6
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jocn.16536
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.941-949
  • Keywords: clinical nursing, COVID-19, learning agility, nurses, pandemic, readiness
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Aims and objectives The study aimed to determine the impact of clinical nurses' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic on their learning agility and readiness for other future pandemics. Background It is important that nurses have high learning agility so they can successfully adapt their experience to COVID-19 and other pandemics that may occur in the future. This will positively affect the readiness of nurses to fight against possible future pandemics. Design The study is cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational research. Methods The study was carried outby data collection from 383 nurses. Data were collected via online survey using social media. The study methods were followed by the STORBE guidelines. Results The average score of nurses on the Marmara Learning Agility Scale was 4.07 +/- .030. The level of readiness of nurses for new pandemics was 96.1%. Positive but weak correlations were found between the effect of nurses' experiences in the COVID-19 pandemic with their readiness for potential future pandemics and their learning agility. Conclusions It was observed that nurses have high learning agility, gained experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and these experiences affected their readiness for other potential future pandemics. Relevance to clinical practice Health institutions to develop learning agility to support career management, manager selection and performance improvement for clinical nurses.