Assessment of Nurses' Perception about the Nursing Profession in Al-Jamhory Teaching Hospital
Mosul Journal of Nursing,
Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 63-69
AbstractBackground and objectives: Nursing is a health care profession, which is focused on the care of
individuals, families, and communities; so that they can attain, maintain, or recover optimum health.
Nurses care for individuals of all ages and cultural who are healthy or ill in a holistic manner based on the
individual's needs. The aim of the study was to assess the nurses’ perception about the nursing profession
in Al-Jamhory Teaching Hospital.
Material and methods: A cross-sectional is design has been adapted at Al-Jamhory teaching hospital in
Mosul city for period from 10th November 2012 till 25th March, 2013, a simple random sample selecting
of (180) nurse. The questionnaire validity was determined by presenting the items to a panel of experts'
tutors of nursing college. The test and re-test approach used to determine the reliability of the
questionnaire (r = 0.80), the statistical analysis organized by (SPSS, Version 16).
Results: the analysis of data revealed that (40%) of nurses' haven't good perception towards their
profession, and (54%) of nurses are intended to leave the profession because low salary their percentage
was (72%). The personal factors represented the highest percentage (32%) among the factors affecting
nurses' perception for their profession. The study founded the significant relationship between perception
nursing professions and intends to leave profession.
Conclusion: The present study shows some of the nurses in Al-Jamhory teaching hospital have a poor
perception towards nursing profession, and the nurses had an intention to leave their profession because
Key Words: Assessment, Nurses' perception, Nursing Profession.
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