Attitudes towards the Nursing Profession among Nursing Students of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Phraphutthabat
Keywords:Attitude towards the Nursing Profession, Nursing Students, Boromarajonani College of Nursing Phraphutthabat
Positive attitudes towards the nursing profession among nursing students increase the sustainability rates of nursing students. The shortage of nurses is an important problem for health care systems in the future. This descriptive research aimed to examineand compare the levels of 216 first-year, second-year, third-year, and fourth-year nursing students at Boromarajonani College of Nursing Phraphutthabat in the academic year 2018. A stratified random sampling was used. Data were collected by using attitudes towards the nursing profession questionnaire. The Cronbach's Alpha coefficient was 0.86. Frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, One-way ANOVA, and Scheffe's method were used to analyze the study data. The results are shown as follows: 1. All first-year to fourth-year nursing students had the highest level of attitude towards the nursing profession ( = 4.52, S.D. = 0.57). Nursing students in the fourth year had the highest mean score of attitude towards the nursing profession ( = 4.66, S.D. = 0.43), and nursing students in the third year had the lowest mean score of attitude towards the nursing profession ( = 4.42, S.D. = 0.55). 2. Statistically, attitudes towards the nursing profession among first-year to fourth-year nursing students were significantly different at p < .001. The differences of the levels of attitudes towards the nursing profession between second-year and fourth-year, and between third-year and fourth-year nursing students were statistically significant (p ? .01). There were no statistically significant differences between first-year and second-year to fourth-year nursing students and there was no statistically significant difference between second-year and third-year nursing students.These overall results indicated that nursing students in Boromarajonani College of Nursing Phraphutthabat (BCNPB) have very good levels of positive attitude towards the nursing profession. However, the third and the fourth year nursing students have good level of positive attitude for the nursing profession that should be enhanced to a high level.
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