Student Nurses' Perceived Use of NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses in the Community Setting

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  • Adesola A. Ogunfowokan FWACN, RN, PhD,

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    • Adesola A. Ogunfowokan, FWACN, RN, PhD, is a Lecturer, Aanuoluwapo O. Olajubu, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Instructor, and Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, West Africa, Abimbola O. Oluwatosin, RN, PhD, FUICC, FRSPH, is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa, and Olujide A. Alao, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Nurse at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, West Africa.
    • Authors who are also affiliated with the Department of Nursing Sceince, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, West Africa.

  • Abimbola O. Oluwatosin RN, PhD, FUICC, FRSPH,

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    • Adesola A. Ogunfowokan, FWACN, RN, PhD, is a Lecturer, Aanuoluwapo O. Olajubu, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Instructor, and Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, West Africa, Abimbola O. Oluwatosin, RN, PhD, FUICC, FRSPH, is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa, and Olujide A. Alao, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Nurse at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, West Africa.
  • Aanuoluwapo O. Olajubu RN, BNSc,

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    • Adesola A. Ogunfowokan, FWACN, RN, PhD, is a Lecturer, Aanuoluwapo O. Olajubu, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Instructor, and Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, West Africa, Abimbola O. Oluwatosin, RN, PhD, FUICC, FRSPH, is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa, and Olujide A. Alao, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Nurse at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, West Africa.
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  • Olujide A. Alao RN, BNSc,

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    • Adesola A. Ogunfowokan, FWACN, RN, PhD, is a Lecturer, Aanuoluwapo O. Olajubu, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Instructor, and Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, West Africa, Abimbola O. Oluwatosin, RN, PhD, FUICC, FRSPH, is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa, and Olujide A. Alao, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Nurse at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, West Africa.
  • Adenike F. Faremi RN, MScN

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    • Adesola A. Ogunfowokan, FWACN, RN, PhD, is a Lecturer, Aanuoluwapo O. Olajubu, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Instructor, and Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, West Africa, Abimbola O. Oluwatosin, RN, PhD, FUICC, FRSPH, is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa, and Olujide A. Alao, RN, BNSc, is a Clinical Nurse at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, West Africa.

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Abstract

PURPOSE:  Study explored knowledge and perception of student nurses on the use of NANDA-I nursing diagnoses in the community setting.

METHODS:  Study adopted cross-sectional design. Convenient sampling method was used to select 290 nursing students. Data analysis was by descriptive and inferential statistics.

RESULTS:  A majority (81.3%) of the participants considered NANDA-I nursing diagnoses to be useful in the community. Significant association existed in the perception and level of education of the students (χ2= 8.257, d.f. = 1, p= .04).

CONCLUSIONS:  Knowledge and perception of the participants about the use of NANDA-I nursing diagnoses in the community is satisfactory.

IMPLICATION FOR NURSING PRACTICE:  Use of NANDA-I nursing diagnoses should be encouraged among community health nurses.

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