Kurdish Studies

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISSN: 2051-4891

Assessing Competencies and Barriers for Nurses in Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Jordan: A Cross-Sectional Study

Zaid Al-Hamdan
Professor, Faculty of Nursing Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
Rowaida Al-Maaitah
Faculty of Nursing Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
Rou ‘a Al-waked
Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid, Jordan.
Ahmad H. Al-Nawafleh
Faculty of Nursing, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.
Hala Bawadi
Maternal and Child Health Department, School of Nursing the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Shahnaz Ayasrah
Al Balqa Applied University, Al-Salt, Jordan
Keywords: Universal health coverage; Nurses; Jordan; Barriers.


The study aims to assess the primary health care competencies of Jordanian nurses and explore perceived barriers and priority actions to improve their role in achieving UHC, used a cross-sectional quantitative. The highest scores on the professional competency subscales were in the teaching and self-development domains. The lowest scores were obtained in the community health management domain, mean score Participants had statistically significant differences in professional competency scores based on training received during work in primary care settings, The findings of this study highlight the importance of assessing and addressing the competency needs of primary care nurses to ensure the provision of high-quality care and support the achievement of UHC in Jordan.

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