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

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dc.contributor.advisor Cherie, Amsale (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Mekonnen, Shewangizaw
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-18T08:14:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-18T08:14:25Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/9214
dc.description.abstract Background: 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 were 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 practice. Conclusion and recommendation: Late coming, readiness to interact with other medical staff, confidence towards nursing profession and inadequate preparation for clinical practice were significantly associated with favorable attitude towards clinical practice. Thus, measures should be taken to help student nurses develop the prerequisite knowledge and skills for clinical practice, facilitate frequent and supportive supervision, and encourage appropriate professional attitude and student nurse interaction with other medical staff en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Clinical practice en_US
dc.subject Attitude en_US
dc.title Student Nurses’ Attitude Towards Clinical Practice and Associated Factors in Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia, 2015. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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