Student Nurses' Attitude Towards Clinical Practice and Associated Factors in Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia, 2015

Shewangizaw Mekonnen
Clinical practice is the major component of the nursing profession. Student nurses' attitude towards clinical practice is one of the major factor for student nurses' clinical learning. Favorable attitude towards clinical practice promotes effective clinical learning, whereas unfavorable attitude hiders the acquisition of necessary practical skills. Student nurses' attitude towards clinical practice is affected by a number of internal and external factors. However, researches with this regard
more » ... e meager in Ethiopia. Objective: To assess student nurses' attitude towards clinical practice and associated factors among Hawassa university students, Hawassa, Ethiopia. Methodology: Institution based cross sectional study design was employed from April 10th – 25th, 2015. A total of 290 respondents participated in the study. Multistage sampling technique is used to get the sample of student nurses. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaire of English version. Pre-test was done on 5% nursing students of AAU. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version-20 was used was used for data entry and analysis. Descriptive statistics and Logistic regression was used to analyze the data, and Odds Ratio was used to test association, P< 0.05 was considered significant and 95 % confidence interval was used. Result: The Findings of this study indicated that 168(58%) respondents have favorable attitude towards clinical practice and the mean attitude score was 14.99, median 15.00, and standard deviation was 2.49. Majority of the respondents, 169(58.3%), came late to clinical practice. The results of this study also indicated that readiness to interact with other medical staff [AOR= 2.43 (1.072-5.50)], and confidence towards nursing profession [AOR=5.69(2.49-13.01)] were shown to be enhancing factors for favorable attitude towards clinical practice; while inadequate preparation for clinical practice [AOR= 0.41 (0.22-0.76)] was shown to be hindering factor of favorable attitude towards clinical practic [...]
doi:10.20372/nadre/10783 fatcat:hrx2x5lkbvaqhod7y4t2too7oa