International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Nepal | Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021


Perception of Nursing Students towards the Profession and their Future Career Motive

Binita Paudel | Dipti Koirala


Abstract: This study was aimed to explore perception of Nursing Students towards profession and their perceived future career motive. Data was collected from all the BSC Nursing Students studying at Chitwan Medical College, School of Nursing, Bharatpur, Nepal. A structured questionnaire was distributed to the students using Google Form to collect data. Findings revealed that out of 131 respondents, about half (47.3 %) were over 20 years of age, 72.5% were from nuclear family, and about half (51.9 %) were the first child in the family. Regarding parents' education, 30% fathers and 14.5% mothers have bachelor and above qualification. Regarding respondents' profession related information, 89.3% were self-motivated to choose nursing as a career, 56.5% have family member or relatives related to nursing profession, only 40.5 % of the respondents are interested to work in nursing administration in the future and half of the respondents (50.4 %) want to move abroad for their job after study. Most of them (95.4 %) have plan for higher education and 88.5% have plan to sustain in nursing profession in the future. Regarding perception about nursing profession, 98.5% of the respondents perceive nursing as an opportunity to serve humanity, 46.6 % as a way to enjoy economic security, 84.7% as a way to get due recognition in the society, 87.8% as dignified and respectful profession, 91.6 % as means to earn blessings and only 25.2 % respondents perceive nursing as opportunity to get better marriage offer. This study concluded that the students perception is being positive towards nursing profession and majority of the students perceived that nursing is a profession with bright and secured future and helps to provide due recognition in the society.


Keywords: Perception, Nursing profession, Future career motive, Nursing Students


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021,


Pages: 309 - 312


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