A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Higher Education among Nursing Students in Selected Nursing Colleges of Noida
Keywords:Knowledge, Attitude, Higher Education, Nursing students
Introduction: Education is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment. Higher Education
among nurses has gained lot of interest over the past few decades. Obtaining higher education has long
been an expectation for the ongoing professional development of the registered nurse. Aim of the
study was to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding higher education among Nursing students
in selected Nursing colleges of Noida. Objectives of the study were to assess knowledge of nursing
students regarding higher education in nursing and to determine attitude of nursing students regarding
higher education in nursing.
Method: A descriptive research design was used for the study. Sample size consist of 100 nursing
students (B.Sc. nursing final year and GNM internship) by random sampling method. Data was collected
by administering structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale. Data analysis was chalked out
by employing descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: Result regarding Knowledge revealed that 27% of students have good knowledge, 68% have
moderate and 5% have poor knowledge regarding higher education and Attitude score represents that
50.59% had favourable attitude and 41% had unfavourable attitude towards higher education.
Conclusion: According to this study the maximum number of samples (68%) have moderate knowledge
regarding higher education and maximum number of samples (59%) have favourable attitude towards
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