International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 5 / 10


Assessment of Perception of Nursing as a Career among the Higher Secondary Students and Teachers in Selected Educational Institutions of Kamrup (M), Assam

Gautami Charingia


Abstract: Nursing is as old as human life itself. Shortage of the nurses is a worldwide problem that will continue unless and until drastic measures are taken. Higher secondary education is the turning point of students? life and active participation of higher secondary school teachers can be encouraged by providing opportunity for self-learning, teaching and explaining about nursing profession to students and society. The present study aimed to assess the perception of nursing as a career among the higher secondary students and teachers. The sample were recruited via pproportionate stratified random sampling technique and convenience sampling technique for students and teachers respectively. Data were collected from 194 students and 98 teachers by using self-structured questionnaire. Result revealed that majority of the students (n= 140, 72.2%) and teachers (n=51, 52%) had moderate level of perception regarding nursing as a career. The investigator recommended that career counselor should organize awareness program or career counseling program in higher secondary schools and colleges which will provide career information about nursing profession. The investigator also recommended that community people should also attend the career counseling program, so that their perception towards nursing profession will change and they will encourage their children to join nursing.


Keywords: Perception, Nursing career, higher secondary student, higher secondary teacher


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,


Pages: 814 - 820


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