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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2023

Saliha Koc Aslan

Speaker at Nursing Conference - Saliha Koc Aslan
Acibadem Healthcare Group, Turkey
Title : A tool nursing promotion evaluation: An upper position candidate evaluation form


This study was carried out in order to evaluate the use of “Nursing Services Upper Position Candidate Evaluation Form” in objective evaluation in the selection of leader staff.
This study was designed descriptively and retrospectively. The sample of the study iconsisted of 128 nurses who got promoted in one of the biggest Heathcare Providers in Turkey in 2015.The data were collected by using the 12-item “Nursing Services Upper Position Candidate Evaluation Form” created in accordance with the literature. The data were collected from the human resources archives and hospitals between August, and September 2016. The results of the research were evaluated with the percentage and frequency in SPSS 22.0 program.
In the group where the study was carried out, the highest promotion rate was seen in the group with five years or more professional experience, and among nurses who undertook additional duties before being appointed to an upper position. Besides these nurses more frequently had knowledge of English, and an additional foreign language, and they were highly preferred by their teammates.
As a result, “An Upper Position Candidate Evaluation Form” created in the light of the literature and used as a career guidance form provides an environment that facilitates managers to make more accurate and fair choices and analyze both demographic characteristics and competencies of candidates. Only one-year data of the form has been analyzed and more extensive research is recommended to observe the change in perception of promotion between years.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • The most important issue in promotion systems is the determination of the criteria to be used in the promotion processing . The first thing to consider here is the proper job analysis. Accordingly, application criteria and working conditions should be clearly stated in order to place the right personnel in suitable positions. This is important in terms of determining exactly what is requested from the employee and what criteria are required for the position.
  • Nurses, who constitute the largest group numerically in the health sector, should be leaders or people with leadership skills. Therefore, nurses will fulfill the obligations brought by the control mechanisms,
  • There is a need for nurse leaders who can prevent situations such as stress and psychological pressure as much as possible. In addition to all these, nurses with managerial and leadership characteristics should be selected and brought to appropriate managerial positions so that they can take an active role in managerial decisions in the organizations they work for.
  • Clearly stating the promotion systems in organizations strengthens the feeling of trust in the employee and ensures that the employee has a purpose. In this study, the promotion system used in the private hospital was evaluated and the importance of making more accurate and fair choices was tried to be revealed


Nursing Director of Acıbadem Health Care Group. Ms. Saliha Koç Aslan graduated from Hacettepe School of Nursing in 1990 and received her master degree at Maltepe University.

After joining Acıbadem Healthcare Group in 2000, she established the nursing services directorate. She presented nearly 18 hospitals opening in her institution and guided thousands of nurses for their education and career journeys. She has also lectured at the collaborating university as a faculty member. Ms. Koç Aslan, who has many books and 23 published researches, more than 70 posters exhibited at the congress, more than 30 panel speakers and more than 50 international congress participants, still works as the Nursing Services Director of Acıbadem Healthcare Group.