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Table 3 Students’ perceptions of nurses’ roles

From: A cross-sectional study on preferred employment settings of final-year nursing students in Israel

Variable Hospital nurse Community nurse p value*
Perceived nurse’s role 3.98 ± 0.48 2.38 ± 0.59 < 0.01
Contribution of clinical placement to the student 4.20 ± 0.65 2.96 ± 0.57 < 0.01
Sense of knowledge as to what the nurse really does 4.41 ± 0.71 3.78 ± 0.93 < 0.01
The extent to which the student’s opinion has changed regarding the nurse’s tasks/functions between starting the nursing program and the last year of studies 3.17 ± 1.03 3.29 ± 1.20 NS
  1. Values are mean±standard deviation on a scale of 1-5; *P value by paired t test; NS = not significant