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Title: PERCEPTIONS OF NURSING AND INFLUENCES OF HEALTHCARE CAREER CHOICE AMONG FIRST YEAR HEALTHCARE STUDENTS IN A SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY: A CROSS-SECTIONAL COMPARATIVE STUDY.
Authors: WU LING TING
Keywords: nursing, perceptions, healthcare career, career choices
Issue Date: 2-May-2017
Citation: WU LING TING (2017-05-02). PERCEPTIONS OF NURSING AND INFLUENCES OF HEALTHCARE CAREER CHOICE AMONG FIRST YEAR HEALTHCARE STUDENTS IN A SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY: A CROSS-SECTIONAL COMPARATIVE STUDY.. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Among different health care groups, nursing faced the greatest challenge in recruiting school leavers into the profession. In order to recruit more future nurses, there is a need to find out why students who are interested in healthcare did not join nursing. This study aims to explore factors influencing career choice and perception of nursing as a career choice among students undertaking healthcare related courses. A descriptive-comparative quantitative study was conducted using a valid and reliable HCC-NCC instrument. Seven hundred and seven first-year healthcare students at the National University of Singapore completed the questionnaire. Results suggest that students find nursing less desirable due to lesser autonomy, a lack of diagnostic ability, lower income, barriers for male entry and involvement in providing hygiene care. With these factors identified, it is recommended that healthcare education institutions and policymakers work collaboratively to improve nursing recruitment in the long run.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/136720
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