Readiness for Practice among Pregraduate Nursing Students in South India: A Cross-sectional Survey
Keywords:Nursing students, Pregraduate nurses, Readiness for practice, Transition
Background: Often the transition from student nurse to a graduate nurse causes stress and fatigue among novice nurses. This study intended to identify the readiness for practice among pregraduate nurses. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey conducted among 195 pregraduate nursing students. Participants filled Modified Casey-Fink Readiness for practice tool. A total of 192 students responded to the survey. Student t-test and ANOVA were used to identify the difference in practice based on demographic variables. Results: Overall mean score of readiness for practice among pregraduate nurses was found to be 58.5 ± 5.58. There was significant difference in readiness for practice in terms of their religion and program of study. Conclusion: To facilitate the smooth transition from student to professional, a planned preparatory program may be useful at the course completion.
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