Assessment of the entrepreneurial characteristics of nursing students

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

Assessment of the entrepreneurial characteristics of nursing students

6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

August 15-17, 2016 London, UK

Ilknur Dolu and Elif Donmez Temucin

Istanbul University, Turkey

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

Aim: The multidimensional thinking, multidisciplinary working and the new problem-solving methods are essential for the solution of number of health issues. The aim of this research is to determine the entrepreneurship characteristics of the nursing students individually and related factors. Methods: In this descriptive study, total of 322 nursing students from one private university in Istanbul were surveyed using online survey that includes socio-demographic characteristics and Student Entrepreneurship Scale which was developed by Yilmaz and S├?┬╝nb├?┬╝l in 2009. Results: The mean age of students was 21 years (SD: ├?┬▒2.11) and 57.8% of them graduated from ordinary high school, 89.1% of students were female. The main score of the scale was 139 (SD: ├?┬▒18.33, Min.: 92.00, Max.: 180.00) which means ├ó┬?┬?high rate entrepreneurship├ó┬?┬Ł. Students with club membership (z=-0.51798, p=0.000, r=-0.25178) and students who were planning post-graduate education (z=- 2.144, p=0.030, r=-0.11948) have higher score than others. There was no statistically differences between gender, family characterized, family income, education level of mother or father, career status of mother or father, type of high school that was graduated from, birthplace, career plan, employment perception and the level of entrepreneurship (p>0.05). Conclusion: Surveyed students have high level of entrepreneurship despite of no entrepreneurship education. Consequently adding the entrepreneurship courses to the nursing curriculum and learning principle of the entrepreneurship to the solution of health problems is considered to be a significant contribute to improve health services and innovative programs.

Biography :

├?┬░lknur Dolu is a PhD student at Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing of Istanbul University, Turkey. She has also been at University Medical Center of Groningen (UMCG) in The Netherland. She is the Department Chief of primary health care standardization unit at Public Health Institution of Turkey (MoH). On the other hand, she is also continuing her studies. She has 2 papers in reputed journals in Turkey, 8 oral or poster abstracts in national or international congress and symposium and 2 projects nationwide.


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