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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 5 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 10-14

Factors Affecting the B.Sc. Nursing Education among Nurses at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, Srilanka

Karan B1, Mayuran J1, Niththiyananthasivam V1, Prasath F1, Laavanya M3, Deivy T2, Priyanthi WN3

1Teaching Hospital, Jaffna
2Unit of Allied Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
3Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, the Open University of SriLanka

Corresponding Author: Laavanya M


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B Sc. N) education is increasingly necessary for nurses to keep abreast of rapid changes in patient care due to advancement in knowledge and technology. But many factors affect the Nurses’ Higher Education. Therefore, it was decided to conduct a study on factors affecting the B Sc. Nursing education among nurses to identify the personal, managerial and socio-cultural factors affecting the BSc.Nursing education. Quantitative descriptive Cross- sectional study was conducted among 353 grade-3 nursing officers who were with the Diploma in nursing at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, SriLanka.. Study consisted of 353 participants. Convenience sampling method was used. Data were collected by principle investigators with self-administered questionnaire. The pilot study was conducted among 10 nurses with Diploma in nursing and undergraduates at Base Hospital Tellipalai, Jaffna, SriLanka. Permission was obtained from relevant authorities. Data were analysed with SPSS statistical software in descriptive analysis method to identify the factors affecting the BSc.Nursing education. Lack of time, poor knowledge of using computers and money loss due to decrease working hours were the personal factors; Family situation, poor co workers support, and medium of education were the major socio-cultural factors and work load, lack of support from the superior, inadequate facilities for education, equal recognition for both diploma and degree holders were the main institutional factors affecting BSc. Nursing education among nurses in Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. By alleviating the barriers nurses can continue their education and it will enhance their knowledge and to provide maximum quality of care in nursing service.

Key words: Barriers, Education, Factors, Institution, Nurses, Nursing

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