Perception towards nursing profession among first year and final year nursing students

Author: 
Chitra Mariyappan., Sasi Vaithilingan and Diego Edwin

Nursing, as a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families and communities. The vision of Novice nursing students towards the Nursing profession plays a significant role in healthcare field. The practical guidance and experience gained, helps nursing students to develop positive attitude towards nursing profession. The aim of the study was to compare the first and final year nursing student’s perception on nursing profession. The study was conducted in the Vinayaka Mission's College of Nursing, Puducherry. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 178 students for the study. Results: The first year students perceived better towards nursing profession than final year students with mean 74.05 and 69.46. On comparison, significant difference in perception regarding nursing profession was found between first and final year nursing students at P<0.01. Association between level of perception and selected demographic variables showed a non-significant P-value (P>0.05) for both first and final year students which means that the level of perception regarding nursing profession was not influenced by gender, religion, medium of instruction, Place of residence, marital status,occupation of father and mother and source of information. Conclusion: The perception may alter because of clinical experience, inconsistencies, expectations and realities of profession. Investigation on factors affecting perception warranted to sort the problem.

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Microbiology
Volume: 
Volume5
Issue: 
10
Year of Publication: 
2017
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Chitra Mariyappan et al.2017.Perception towards nursing profession among first year and final year nursing students. International Journal of Current Science and Technology. Vol.5, Issue, 10, pp. 520-524