Title

An assessment on the underlying reasons of the preferred area of elective of BSN students batch 2005 De La Salle-Health Sciences Campus

Date of Completion

2004

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Nursing Education

Abstract

This study utilized a descriptive type of research. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting 151 respondents who were BSN students Batch 2005 from the College of Nursing and Midwifery of De La Salle Health Sciences Campus. A self-made survey type questionnaire asked the students to rank their most preferred area of elective. Frequency, chi-square and ANOVA were used in the statistical analysis of the data. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the BSN students Batch 2005 were female and aged 20-23 years old; 2) The top three (3) most preferred areas of elective chosen by the BSN students Batch 2005 were Operating Room (OR), followed by Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Room (ER); 3) The number of times of exposure to a certain area had a huge impact in selecting an area of elective of BSN students Batch 2005 of De La Salle Health Sciences Campus; 4) The top five (5) reasons of the BSN students Batch 2005 in selecting their elective were find this area challenging, this area enhances presence of mind, foresee self-working in this area, learn the principles of nursing relevant to each of the primary methods used in the treatment of the more prevalent condition and conducive working environment; 5) There is no significant difference on the underlying reasons of BSN students batch 2005 when they are grouped according to age and gender.

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