The Perception of Intermediate Students Regarding Awareness, Image, and Career Choice of Nursing Profession in Dera Ghazi Khan
Basic and Applied Nursing Research Journal
Health care system is envolving and the demand are increasing of services. The nurses are the important workforce in health care system. Nurses play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention and delivering primary and community care. Aim of this study has known the perception of higher secondary school students regarding nursing Profession in Dera Ghazi khan. The method a cross-sectional study was conducted from 112 students of intermediates of 3 different private sectors. Data
... te sectors. Data included 60 males and 52 females. Data were collected by a valid and reliable tested questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation). Result 112 respondents participated in this study through completing a questionnaire. Questionnaire was about to evaluate the perception of respondents regarding awareness, image and career choice of nursing profession. The results of study showed that 88% respondents were aware about the nursing profession and about its work. 79.4% respondents accepted that "Nursing is a respected profession". 38% respondents did not consider nursing as career choice. Conclusion: current study was revealed that the percentage of males about awareness, image and career choice are more than females regarding the nursing profession. The difference in percentage can be due to higher frequency of males (60) as compared to females (52). The average of male regarding awareness is 30 % and in females is 25 %. The average of males about nursing image is 30 % and of females is 39 % Average percentage of males about nursing image is 48% and of females is 39%.