Proceedings of The 4th World Conference on Research in Teaching and Education
Perceived Factors Influencing Student Nurses’ Preparedness for Qualifyiing Examination for General Nurses in State School of Nursing, Agbor, Delta State
Mormah Ifeanyi Gift
The Qualifying Examination for General Nurses (QEFGN) is unarguably one that is highly esteemed and greatly anticipated by every student nurse of an approved nursing training institution in Nigeria because passing it is a major criterion which must be met before been registered and licensed to practice professionally as a nurse in Nigeria, so timely and adequate preparations for the exam is undeniably necessary. This study was conducted to identify the cognitive factors influencing student nurses’ preparedness for Qualifying Examination for General Nurses (QEFGN) in School of Nursing, Agbor, Delta State. This study was a descriptive survey design carried out in School of Nursing, Agbor, Delta State. A total of seventy (70) respondents were selected using proportionate stratified probability sampling technique. Data was obtained from respondents with use of self-structured questionnaire. Results revealed that cognitive factors influenced student nurses’ preparedness in state school of nursing, Agbor for Qualifying Examination for General Nurses. Some of which include inability to understand what has been read, doing a lot of tasks at the same time, inability to read with other students, inability to recap what was read previously, and the type of training in school. The study recommends that counseling services should be readily provided to assist student nurses in acclimatizing intentionally and adequately to these factors thereby reducing the risk of poor preparation for QEFGN. Also, administrators of nursing training institutions should employ remediating interventions such as initiating effective teaching strategies and techniques to meet the needs of each individual student.
keywords: preparedness, student nurses, examination.