International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part L (2016)
Assess the attitude of nursing students towards nursing profession
Lakhveer Kaur, Kanika and Ajesh Kumar
Attitude plays a principal role in guiding human behavior toward achieving goals, awareness of its consequences and effective processing of complex information about living environment. The study aim is to assess the attitude of nursing students towards nursing profession in selected nursing institutes Ambala, Haryana.
Material and Methods: A non-experimental research approach and descriptive survey design was used. Nursing students from the M.M. Institutes of Mullana, Ambala, Haryana was used to collect the data. Total sample of the study was 687. Total enumerative sampling technique was used to select the sample. The structured attitude scale to assess the attitude of nurses towards nursing profession was used to assess attitude of nursing students.
Results: The majority of nursing students 624 (90.83%) have a favorable attitude towards nursing profession. Among 687 students majority of nursing students 319 (46.4%) were in the age group of 17-19 years. Majority of the students 591 (86.0%) were female. The majority of students were from B.Sc. Nursing, 53 (7.7%) were from Post basic B.Sc. Nursing and 160 (23.3%) were from GNM Nursing course. Majority of the students 212 (30.9%) were from B.Sc., Post Basic and GNM Nursing first year.
Conclusion: Majority of the nursing students had favorable attitude towards nursing profession. B.Sc. Nursing 1st year students, GNM students and Post Basic Nursing 1st year students had more favorable attitude than other students/ other classes.
How to cite this article:
Lakhveer Kaur, Kanika and Ajesh Kumar. Assess the attitude of nursing students towards nursing profession. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(6): 738-741.