International, multi-ethnic high school students' perception of nursing as a career choice

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154079
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Presentation
Title:
International, multi-ethnic high school students' perception of nursing as a career choice
Abstract:
International, multi-ethnic high school students' perception of nursing as a career choice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Degazon, Cynthia E., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Hunter College of the City University of New York
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Holly F. Shaw, PhD, RN; M. Ben Natan, RN; Mally Ehrenfeld, PhD, RN
[Research Symposium] The worldwide nursing shortage has drawn attention to the need to better understand strategies that would interest youth in becoming profession nurses. But it remains unclear as to whether the message of benefits, challenges, and opportunities in contemporary nursing are reaching these youth. This study explored perceptions among an international, multiethnic group of high school students from Israel (N = 216) and the US (N = 114). These students completed the Attitudes, Values, and Beliefs Questionnaire. A two-sided Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test revealed that both groups of students perceived an ideal career as having more power and more positive evaluation than a career in nursing would, suggesting that the ideal career would provide more authority, respect, and appreciation in society than nursing. Nursing was perceived to have more activity than the students would have wanted. In general, the US students viewed nursing more favorably than those in Israel. Both groups of students placed an equally high perception of nurses as "caring for people," "working in a safe place," and "working with technology." They had an equally low perception that "nursing is easy" and ônurses work only in hospitals.ö Regardless of cultural differences, there may be many forces or obstacles both in Israel and the US to minimize nursing's power and potential to change. The image of nursing as a helping profession may be basic to how nurses are perceived in the two counties. In order to meet the growing demand for nurses, endeavors must begin to provide accurate, meaningful information to potential nursing students. This would include descriptions of a variety of advanced practice nurses and of opportunities for professional practice in other than hospital settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInternational, multi-ethnic high school students' perception of nursing as a career choiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154079-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">International, multi-ethnic high school students' perception of nursing as a career choice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Degazon, Cynthia E., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hunter College of the City University of New York</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Crodan44@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Holly F. Shaw, PhD, RN; M. Ben Natan, RN; Mally Ehrenfeld, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Symposium] The worldwide nursing shortage has drawn attention to the need to better understand strategies that would interest youth in becoming profession nurses. But it remains unclear as to whether the message of benefits, challenges, and opportunities in contemporary nursing are reaching these youth. This study explored perceptions among an international, multiethnic group of high school students from Israel (N = 216) and the US (N = 114). These students completed the Attitudes, Values, and Beliefs Questionnaire. A two-sided Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test revealed that both groups of students perceived an ideal career as having more power and more positive evaluation than a career in nursing would, suggesting that the ideal career would provide more authority, respect, and appreciation in society than nursing. Nursing was perceived to have more activity than the students would have wanted. In general, the US students viewed nursing more favorably than those in Israel. Both groups of students placed an equally high perception of nurses as &quot;caring for people,&quot; &quot;working in a safe place,&quot; and &quot;working with technology.&quot; They had an equally low perception that &quot;nursing is easy&quot; and &ocirc;nurses work only in hospitals.&ouml; Regardless of cultural differences, there may be many forces or obstacles both in Israel and the US to minimize nursing's power and potential to change. The image of nursing as a helping profession may be basic to how nurses are perceived in the two counties. In order to meet the growing demand for nurses, endeavors must begin to provide accurate, meaningful information to potential nursing students. This would include descriptions of a variety of advanced practice nurses and of opportunities for professional practice in other than hospital settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:43:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:43:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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