Mosul Nursing Students’ Attitudes Toward the Nursing Profession

Authors

Eman Salem Khaffaf, MSc Mental Health Studies, Lecturer
College of Nursing, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq.

Abstract

Iraq, as most countries around the world, faces from the shortage in nurses as general and in particular qualified nurses. To exist renewed appreciation of nursing importance now and in order to recruit the students and attract them to studying nursing to reparation the lack of nursing.The present study aims to survey the attitudes towards the nursing profession among Mosul nursing students.A descriptive approach was based on this study using a structured questionnaire, conducted out from 14th, April2020 to 1st, September2020 at College of Nursing/ University of Mosul/ Iraq. The study utilized a simple random sample of 270 nursing students who are in first and fourth class. A Standard Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 14) was used to analyse the collected data.The results generally demonstrated the positive attitudes of Mosul nursing students towards the nursing profession. The findings also showed a significant relationship between the attitudes of Mosul nursing students towards the nursing profession and their gender in social and academic aspects only which measured (sig. = 0.000 and 0.014) respectively. Whereas, the results presented a significant relationship between the attitudes of Mosul nursing students towards the nursing profession and their academic level in personal and academic aspects with the sample stage at (sig.= 0.043 and 0.002) respectively. The present study concludes that there were general positive attitudes of Mosul Nursing students towards nursing profession. The study also concludes that the participants’ gender and academic year had some affect in several aspects of their attitudes towards nursing profession.