Learning Objective 1: express the reasons why we should recruit male into nursing profession.
Learning Objective 2: express what are the factors influencing male nurse students in Taiwan make the career decision of nursing.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the influencing factors of male student nurses’ career decision national wild by using an ecological view.
Methods: A cross-sectional census with a sample of 205 male nurse graduated from 20 schools was conducted in
Results: The response rate are 71.2%(N=146). The mean age of the subjects was 21.6±1.9, and most of the subjects were BSN prepared (n = 84, 56.5%). The model for male student nurses choosing nursing as career was determined by logistic regression. The predictive validity was 77.9% , and professional commitment and enrolled nursing program by parents’ opinion were predictive factors.
Conclusion: The results indicate the nursing career decision is not only a personal factor but environmental ones. Recruiting male nurse may start early form pre-enrollment and focus more environmental conditions. More studies still required to explore other environmental factors influencing male student nurses’ decision to be a nurse.
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