The Turkish version of the Casey-Fink Readiness for Practice Scale: A validity and reliability study


Nurse Education in Practice, vol.70, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nepr.2023.103667
  • Journal Name: Nurse Education in Practice
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Nursing education, Nursing students, Psychometric testing validity and reliability, Readiness, Readiness for practice
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: The aim was to translate and adapt the Casey-Fink Readiness for Practice Scale (CFRPS) into Turkish and assess its validity and reliability for senior nursing students. Background: Nursing students’ readiness for practice is important for quality nursing care and to support new graduate nurses and orient them quickly for their professional life. Nurse educators and nurse managers are responsible for develop nursing students’ and new graduate nurses’ readiness for practice. Currently, there is no valid and reliable tool to assess this metric for senior nursing students in Turkey. Design: The study was conducted using a methodological approach. Methods: The sample of the study consisted of 179 students who were enrolled in the last year of nursing school across three state universities in one region of Turkey. A socio-demographic form and the Turkish version of the CFRPS were used for data collection. Data were collected online between 12 April – 17 May 2021. Content validity was assessed using expert approval. Confirmatory factor analysis, exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modelling were used to assess validity. Cronbach's alpha and test–retest were performed to assess reliability. Results: Nursing students’ mean age was found to be 22.3 ± 1.12. The content validity index of the scale was calculated as 0.94. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis identified 15 items, which could be categorized under one factor, that were obtained differently from the original scale. The factor loads were found to be between 0.39 and 0.70. The Cronbach's alpha of the scale was 0.881. One factor model achieved a good fit. Conclusions: The study demonstrated that the Turkish version of the CFRPS is a valid and reliable assessment tool to evaluate senior nursing students’ readiness for practice. Information in the Turkish version of the CFRPS was obtained differently from the original scale. Nurse educators can use this tool to assess their students’ progress in readiness for practice before they graduate.