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KNOWLEDGE OF NURSING PROCESS AND ATTITUDE AMONG UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS TOWARDS ITS UTILIZATION IN A TERTIARY HEALTH INSTITUTION, EDO-STATE, NIGERIA

Nursing process is the scientific protocol that guides quality nursing care globally. To the best of our knowledge very little has been done in this direction in health literature thus motivating this study. The study therefore sets out to examine the knowledge and attitude among undergraduate nursing students towards the utilization of the nursing process in the provision of nursing care in tertiary teaching hospitals in Edo-State, Nigeria. The study design is descriptive crosssectional approach. Simple random sampling technique was employed to select 147 undergraduate nursing students. The instrument of this study is a semi-structured questionnaire which was designed to elicit information on respondents’ Knowledge of nursing process using a 10 point knowledge scale and assessment of attitude towards the utilization of the nursing process using 8 variables measured on a five point Likert scale. The reliability coeffiecient score of the instrument is 0.8. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. the socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents revealed
Findings show that the respondents’ knowledge about nursing process is average and their attitude is positive (mean=2.93). Further findings reveal that
and it was observed that there is no significant relationship between the attitude of nursing
This
findings of
that majority are within the 21-25years of ages. Majority of the respondents are in 200 and 400 level and are single. Lastly, the respondents are mostly Christians.
the stages of nursing process where students had difficulties are assessment and planning. Hypothesis was tested
student and nursing process base on gender. It is recommended that nursing process should be used by undergraduate nurses at every level of undergraduate nursing education to enable students equip themselves with better skills and knowledge for practice.

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  • : Nursing Process; Knowledge; Attitude; Tertiary health institution; Undergraduate nursing students
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