Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: November | Volume: 8 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 168-176
Assess the Career Preference and Perception Regarding Role Transition from Student Nurses to Nursing Professionals among Final Year Nursing Students in Haryana
Ms. Jyoti1, Mr. Srinivasan. P2, Ms. Amandeep Kaur3
1Post Graduate Student, 2Associate Professor and HOD,
Department of Mental Health Nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, Mullana-133207. Haryana. India
3Assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, Mullana-133207. Haryana. India
Corresponding Author: Mr. Srinivasan. P
The objectives of the study were to assess the career preference of final year nursing students, to compare and determine relationship between areas of perception regarding role transition. Quantitative descriptive design was used to collect data from a total of 168 Final year B.Sc Nursing students of the State Haryana by using total enumerative sampling technique. The structured open ended questionnaire and perception rating scale was used to assess the career preference and perception regarding role transition respectively. Cronbach alpha reliability of rating scale was 0.9. The majority of students 95(56.5%) preferred their career as staff nurse and 65(38.7%) students preferred clinical instructor. The majority of the students 91(54.2%) had high positive perception regarding role transition and none of the students had high negative perception. Area of role competence was ranked first (80.72 mean percentage) and there was moderate positive correlation between areas of perception regarding role transition. Further Perception was associated with selected variables such as age, place of residence, father’s education, mother’s education, occupation of father, choice of course, hobbies and family income/month. The study concluded that most of the final year nursing students had high positive perception regarding role transition many of them preferred their career as staff nurse.
Key words: career preference, perception, role transition, nursing students and nursing professionals.