عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Interest is the starting point for learning through educational sciences. However, no study is available on the students' interest in nursing as a career. This study aimed to evaluate the factors affecting the interests of nursing students at Kashan University of Medical Sciences toward Nursing as a career. This cross-sectional study was performed on 185 nursing students. Then data were gathered using a questionnaire made by the researchers. The first part of the questionnaire included demographic information, the second section consisted of questions on factors affecting interest and the tired part consisted of questions on how these factors changed their interest during their study period. Afterwards, data analysis conducted using descriptive statistics, chi- squared, independent and paired t testes. According to result, the students obtained 54.79 ± 27.03% of the interest score at arrival then it was increased to 59.94 ± 27.56% during the study period. Consequently, the main factors affecting interest were a feel of being helpful for the human kind, high possibility of being employed, and awareness of the nurse's high level responsibility toward patient. It is suggested that a change should be made during student selection process for profession, therefore, the students' interest and personality can be considered.