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Original Article

Assess the Level of Assertiveness among BSc Nursing Final Year Students in a Selected Nursing College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

C Sumathi, J Van Vagula Devi, V Prathiba Sivakumar

Keywords : Assess, Knowledge, Nursing personnel,Assertiveness

Citation Information : Sumathi C, Devi JV, Sivakumar VP. Assess the Level of Assertiveness among BSc Nursing Final Year Students in a Selected Nursing College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. 2020; 13 (2):33-36.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12159

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background: Assertiveness in nursing is the important footstep in the ladder of professional progress. Assertiveness is a healthy behavior and valuable component in nursing profession, which is beneficial to nurse, client, other workers, and community in large. Being assertive will also increase the visibility in nursing. Materials and methods: The quantitative research approach, nonexperimental, descriptive research design was adopted among 30 BSc Nursing final year students at Venkateswara Nursing College using improbability convenient sampling technique for the study. The demographic data and the 3-point rating scale to assess the level of assertiveness were used to collect the data from the students. The rating scale consisted of 20 items. The collected data were organized, tabulated, analyzed, and interpreted by using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Results: The results showed that 10% of students had moderate level of assertiveness and 90% of students had adequate level of assertiveness. There was a significant association between the gender and number of siblings with the level of assertiveness at p < 0.05 level. Conclusion: It is crucial that nurses and students develop assertiveness skills so that they can provide safe and effective care for patients. As nurse works in different situations, they have to be assertive in order to meet the challenges and to win the cooperation from others.


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