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Original Article

Future Career Intent of Budding Nurses: A Cross-sectional Descriptive Study in Uttarakhand

Maneesh Sharma, Pooja Lakra, Nikita Arya, Priya Kumari, Pinky Yadav, Payal G Kaur, Ritambra Dadwal, Reena Devi, Rasphinder Kaur, Roshni Sinha

Keywords : Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Budding nurses, Future career intent, General nursing midwifery, Master of Science in Nursing

Citation Information : Sharma M, Lakra P, Arya N, Kumari P, Yadav P, Kaur PG, Dadwal R, Devi R, Kaur R, Sinha R. Future Career Intent of Budding Nurses: A Cross-sectional Descriptive Study in Uttarakhand. 2021; 14 (2):29-33.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13105

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


A cross-sectional descriptive study was undertaken to explore the future career intent of outgoing budding nurses of general nursing midwifery (GNM), Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSc Nursing), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSc Nursing). A total of 409 outgoing budding nurses were recruited through the simple random sampling method from conveniently selected nursing colleges of Uttarakhand state. A pre-validated semi-structured questionnaire was administered to collect the data. Result showed that the majority (69.4%) of participants were from Uttarakhand, about half (48.5%) of the participants were from urban habitat, and less than half (46.9%) of the participants have joined nursing by their own interest. The majority (91.4%) of the participants were not having any plan 8.6% wished to change the profession, and of these, about one-third (31.4%) of the participants were not interested in nursing and hence willing to change the profession. About one-fourth (25.5%) of the participants have shown their willingness to work in teaching, and less than one-fourth (22.7%) were willing to work at bedside. The majority (78.4%) of the participants were willing to work in India, whereas 83.1% had plan for higher education and a vast majority (94.1%) were willing to work in government sector after completion of their program. The present study concludes that a significant number of participants were willing to work in the country primarily in teaching job followed by bedside especially in government sector.

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