Nurses attitude and perceived factors that influence working in rural communities in Delta State, South-South Nigeria

Ehiemere IO, Onorikpori T, Nwaneri A, Ndie EC, Emeh A


The study was aimed at determining nurses’ attitude to and perceived factors that influence posting and working in rural communities in Delta State, Nigeria. Descriptive cross-sectional research design was used for the study. A total of 129 nurses covering the entire nursing staff working in these communities were studied. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire. The data obtained were subjected to simple descriptive statistics and t-test analysis. The results interestingly showed that nurses have positive attitude towards the acceptance of rural postings. This positive attitude not withstanding it was concluded that community Health nurses should be posted to rural areas since they are better prepared by training to work in rural communities.

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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