Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Evaluation of Professionalism of Nurses Working in Surgical Wards


Doç. Dr. Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi, Zonguldak Sağlık Yüksekokulu


Hemşire Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi, Zonguldak Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü Mezunu

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2012; 20: 193-199
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Aim: This study was conducted to evaluate the occupational professionalism of nurses working in surgical wards.

Method: This cross-sectional study was performed with 179 nurses working in surgical wards of university and ministry of health hospitals of a province in Zonguldak. Data were collected by survey form and Inventory of Professional Attitudes at Occupation developed by Erbil and Bakır. Data were evaluated using number, percentage, mean, Kruskal-Wallis, student t and one way Anova tests.

Results: It was determined that the mean age of the nurses was 29.48, 93.3% of them were female, 48.6 %had a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and 25.7 % had worked as an operating room nurse, half of nurses (51.4%) had worked on the surgical wards for 1-4 years. It was determined that nurses who loved their profession (p=0.003), believed that they could completely work as nurses (p=0.001), who satisfied from their salaries (p=0.001), accepted that they were adequate of opportunities in hospital (p=0.02) obtained higher scores from the Inventory of Professional Attitudes at Occupation. Nurses stated that shortage of staff (24.7%) and materials (10.6%) on wards, and irregularities in the task-sharing (10.6%) are affected the professionalism of nurses.

Conclusion: This study shows that opinions of surgical nurses about occupation affect the professionalism of nurses.

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