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Title: Perception of Undergraduate Nursing Students About Nursing Profession: A Study of University of Jos, Nigeria
Authors: Oyedele, Emmanuel A.
Emmanuel, Andy
Gaji, Luka D.
Goshit, Jidauna D.
Louis, Okonkwo I.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
Citation: Oyedele Emmanuel A., Emmanuel Andy, Gaji Luka D., Goshit Jidauna D., Louis Okonkwo I.. Perception of Undergraduate Nursing Students About Nursing Profession: A Study of University of Jos, Nigeria. International Journal of Nursing and Health Science. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2015, pp. 60-63.
Series/Report no.: Vol. 2;No. 5; Pp 60-63
Abstract: The perception of nursing by the public plays an important role in determining the choice of nursing as a profession by young people. Understanding the perception of nursing students about their profession will help in identifying misconceptions and information that could be helpful in planning public enlightenment about the profession. A descriptive study design was adopted and information was retrieved from 162 respondents. Students participated voluntarily and were assured of confidentiality and anonymity. Findings indicated that all respondents believe that nursing is a noble profession and admired by many people in the society. They also believe that nursing is stressful. Most respondents choose nursing as a profession because of job security, good pay, self-actualization, and love for the profession. Fewer students were influenced by contact with practicing nurses, friends, parents and family. It was concluded that undergraduate nursing students in university of Jos have a positive perception about nursing. There is need for nurses and other stakeholder to project the image of nursing profession in the society.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1007
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