Factors Related to Nursing Students’ Career Preparation Activities

Hyun Kim*
Department of Nurisng, Shinsung University, Dangjin, Republic of Korea

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The purpose of this study was to identify career preparation activities among nursing students.


The study was designed as a descriptive study. Typically, 353 nursing students in the second and third year of the program who were living in D city were included in the study.


There were statistically significant differences in career preparation activities with respect to self-reported career aptitude, satisfaction with the nursing school, university life satisfaction, and motivation to study nursing. The variables that affected the students’ career preparation activities were identified as career satisfaction and career search efficacy.


Based on the outcomes of the present study, it is considered necessary to develop customized programs to identify the obstacles confronted by students in the process of career preparation activities and ways to overcome them.

Keywords: Nursing students, Career preparation, Career aptitude, Satisfaction, Motivation, Obstacles.