Development and psychometric evaluation of the tool aptitude towards nursing

Andrade, Maxie and George, Anice (2013) Development and psychometric evaluation of the tool aptitude towards nursing. Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 3 (2). 03-12. ISSN 2249-7110

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Nursing is an attribute expected of every living being and every living being is capable of providing care to another in need. Few occasions especially the sickness, unawareness or disability call for special skills of nursing to substitute or supplement to the acute or chronic need of a living being. These skills can be acquired only through special training through a well planned curriculum. Hence in modern medicine, a group of health care providers called nurses are trained to care for the sick and the needy. Nursing profession has been the attraction for many young adults, however, this attraction has become the passion for some, while for few others, it is still an occupation. The transformation into an effective nurse demands special psychomotor abilities. The transformation is easier and can happen at a faster pace if one possesses an aptitude towards nursing. This assumption led the researcher to develop a tool to identify such able candidates for the profession of nursing. This article explores researcher's two attempts in developing the tool, which were though not fruitful, they certainly have given an impression on the complexity of the measurement of the construct of nursing and caring.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aptitude towards nursing, caring, tool development
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 09:24
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 09:24

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