Perceptions of Yemeni Undergraduate Nursing Students toward Nursing Profession

Ali Ahmed Gadoh Mohagab *

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Hodeidah, Yemen.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Nursing is a very important profession in the health care delivery system. However, there are many challenges facing the nursing profession e.g. the negative view of society toward the profession. This study aims to identify the perception toward nursing profession among nursing students of the Nursing Departments in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Hodeidah University, Yemen. A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. A sample of 367 undergraduate nursing students‎ was recruited. Data were collected using self-administered questionnaire on factors that influencing the nursing students' perceptions toward nursing profession. Statistical analysis was presented as frequencies and percentages. A Chai square test was also used for categorized parameters. It was found out that (37.3%) of the participants had very high positive perception towards nursing, followed by ‎(48%)‎ of them with high positive perception while the remaining percentages were stated for low and very low perception. Also, there was a statistical significant relation (P < 0.05) between the participants' perception about nursing and age, marital status, reasons for enrollment to the Department of Nursing, having a nurse friend or relative and family’s reaction However, there was no statistical significant relation (P > 0.05) to gender and stream in the secondary school.

Keywords: Perception, nursing profession, undergraduate students, factors and parameters

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Ahmed Gadoh Mohagab, Ali. 2023. “Perceptions of Yemeni Undergraduate Nursing Students Toward Nursing Profession”. Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health 6 (1):27-37.


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