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Sulaimani University, Iraq
Time : 11:05-11:50
Atiya Kareem Mohammed, Assistant Professor, BSc. MSc. PhD Maternal Neonate Nursing , was The Dean of college of Nursing from 2009-2018, now Head, Department of Maternal Neonate Nursing at University of Sulaimani-Iraq, Supervised many PhD and master's degrees and Published more than 12 research papers in international journals most of them with impact factors.
Introduction & Objective: Nursing students’ satisfaction with their undergraduate program is essential and can serve as an instrument of assessment of institutional effectiveness and success. The main objective is to evaluate and understanding student satisfaction with nursing program in areas of curriculum, college environment, Faculty and clinical interaction with the college of nursing at University of Sulaimani.
Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted for 170 students in nursing college at University of Sulaimani, from period of 1st November to 25th February to identify their satisfaction with the nursing program. A non-probabilitypurposive sampling technique was applied to 170 the students of nursing studying in the second to fourth year. A questionnaire was constructed by the researcher to elicit the detailed information related to study objectives. Subjects were completed as interview technique. Content and face validity of the instrument was established, and the reliability was measured by using Cronbach’s alpha=0.96 formula in the questionnaire list. All statistical computation is enhanced using statistical method (SPSS 21).
Results: The result of the study showed that frequent age group between 18-22 years (91.2%), the majority of them female (72.9%), about the marital status most of them were single (88.2%), the academic level, (34.7%) of them 2nd stage (29.4%) 3rd stage and (35.9%) of them 4th stage, the majority of them were living in dormitory (58.2%) most of the students graduated from high school (89.4%). More than half (51.76%) of the study participants were barely satisfied, younger students had greater satisfaction comparing their peers. There were no significant associations between students' satisfaction with the nursing program dimensions and participant's age and academic level.
Conclusion: Generally, the findings of the study showed that students' satisfaction with a nursing program was neutral. The study gets the attention to the many positive as well as negative aspects of the clinical experience of the nursing students at the college, and the need to rethink clinical skills training in nursing education.