Background of the study: Nursing is a profession within the healthcare sector on the care of individuals, families, and communities, so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nursing syllabus also was very difficult to study. Study habit is an action such as reading, taking notes, and holding study groups which the students perform regularly and habitually in order to accomplish the task of learning. Academic performance is to evaluate the students’ achievement across various academic subjects. Faculty and education officials typically measure achievement using classroom performance, graduation rates, and results from standardized tests. So, the students’ academic performance depends on their study habits.
Methodology: A descriptive study was conducted to assess the study habits and academic performance of final year nursing students. Data were collected by administering semistructured questionnaire that consists of sociodemographic variable to assess the study habits, semistructured questions with 5-point Likert scale. To assess academic performance, their internal assessment test results were taken. Analysis of data was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Among 30 students, 10 (33.3%) of them had good, 14 (46.6%) had average, and 4 (20.1%) had poor study habits. The result showed that majority of them 20 (66.67%) got first class.
Conclusion: This present study concluded that most of the students had average and good study habits whose academic performance was also good and got first class in academic performance. It encourages us to do nursing interventions to improve slow learners’ academic performance by practicing good study habits.
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