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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: June | Volume: 8 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 272-277

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Job Preference and Attitude Level among Nursing Students in Selected College of Mullana, Ambala

Mohtab Kaundal, Nancy Neha, Neha Saini, Palak Sagwal, Parul Saini, Payal Sharma, Pinki, Pooja,
Anjula Kumari

Department of Mental Health Nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar University Mullana, Ambala, Haryana

Corresponding Author: Anjula Kumari


Those who find a job of dream are lucky, a job that is enjoyable and also pays well. This choice of job that is interesting and satisfying is called job preference. It is not easy to get the job of our choice. The main aim of nursing profession is to provide quality care to the patient. So, one should have desire to serve people. With changing trends and continuous progress in the field of nursing a lot of people are attracting towards nursing.
Materials and Methods: The research approach adopted for this study was quantitative research approach and the design used was descriptive research design. The convenience sampling technique was used to select 110 students. The tool used for data collection was structured questionnaire and Likert attitude scale regarding job preference and attitude towards nursing profession. Paper pencil technique was used for data collection and data obtained were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. 
Results: Majority of the students 73 (66%) choose nursing as first career choice after 12th standard and depicts that majority of the students were motivated to take up nursing as a career option by family members. 37(38%) students select nursing for easy to move in abroad, 50(46%) students prefer staff nurse job as a nursing career. 38(35%) students prefer emergency ward to work in clinical setting. 42(38%) students choose career in abroad soon after graduation. 82(75%) prefer government health sector in India. 52(47%) students perceive low status of nurses as probable cause of brain drain. 89(81%) students prefer to continue nursing profession as a career option. 82(75%) students believed that work load and long duty hours will affect career choice 80(73%) students are interested in pursuing higher education in nursing.85(78%) students prefer to work in government sector as staff nurse. Maximum of students 100(90%) think that brain drain will affect health service in India. 63(58%) expect a given job description from their employer.

Key words: Job preference, Level of attitude, Nursing, Nursing students.

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