The caring competencies of nursing students: Comparing the four and two-year Bachelor of Nursing Programme

Authors

  • Amir Sultan Saidu Group of Teaching Hospital, Swat, Pakistan
  • Sabiha Khanum Institute of Nursing, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Najma Naz Institute of Nursing, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sheraz Khan Bacha Khan Medical Complex, Sawabi, Pakistan
  • Sardar Ali Institute of Nursing, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Shakirullah Florence Institute of Medical Sciences, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.8346

Keywords:

Nursing care, Nursing education, Clinical nursing research

Abstract

The study was conducted to determine and compare the caring behaviours of nursing students in four-year BS Nursing (Bachelor of Science in nursing) and two-year Post-RN BSN (Registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) programmes. A cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in the nursing institutes of KP from July to September 2022. The sample size was 383 calculated by using the Rao soft sample size calculator. through Caring Behaviour Inventory (CBI-24) having six point Likert scale. Descriptive and inferential statistics were calculated through SPSS 20.0.

There were more males, i.e. 60.6%, as compared to female students (39.4%). The overall mean score of caring competencies of Post-RN BS Nursing (Registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) was 27.17± 2.17 which is higher than 23.19± 4.1 for BSN students (Bachelor of Science in nursing). Caring behaviours of overall participants are correlated with gender (p-0.001), age (p-0.001), and semester (p-0.001).

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Published

2023-12-24

How to Cite

Sultan, A., Sabiha Khanum, Najma Naz, Khan, S., Sardar Ali, & Shakirullah. (2023). The caring competencies of nursing students: Comparing the four and two-year Bachelor of Nursing Programme. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(1), 123–125. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.8346

Issue

Section

Short Communication / Short Report