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Choice of Nursing Career: Pleasure or Pressure

Andrade, Maxie (2012) Choice of Nursing Career: Pleasure or Pressure. International Journal of Nursing Education, 4 (1). pp. 42-44.

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Abstract

Nursing is a self- less service and is indispensible in health care delivery. Technology based health care services today demand knowledge and skills of various disciplines, hence the curriculum and the eligibility criteria for nursing career has also been drafted carefully by the regulatory bodies. Though a few students enter nursing with interest, majority feel to quit nursing after joining the course just because they realize the widespread difference in what they perceived as nursing training and what training they actually undergo in nursing. Many nursing students opine that the compact curriculum makes them to be on their toes during the training period. However the demand for nurses is on the rise and will never be a declining trend. Thus the challenge of attracting youngsters to the profession, helping them cope effectively during the training period, enhancing their competency during training and service and retaining them in the profession, is not to be underestimated by the nurse educators, nurse practitioners, nurse administrators and the regulatory body.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Choice of nursing career, retention in nursing, caring, commitment.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2012 06:55
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2012 06:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77775

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