Why is psychiatric nursing not the preferred option for nursing students: A cross-sectional study examining pre-nursing and nursing school factors

Authors: LinOng, H. et al.

Source: Nurse Education Today
Volume 52, May 2017, Pages 95-102


5.2% of the nursing students rated “definitely decided to do” for psychiatric nursing.

Pre-nursing school factors can determine students’ likelihood of choosing psychiatric nursing.

Students with positive attitudes towards psychiatry were more likely to choose psychiatric nursing.

Students who rated better-expected job prospects in psychiatric nursing than other fields were more likely to choose psychiatric nursing.

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