Nursing students’ satisfaction

  • Ashrafalsadat Hakim Ashrafalsadat Hakim, Chronic Disease Care Research Center, Senior lecturer, faculty member of Nursing Department, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
Keywords: satisfaction, nursing, nursing student


Background: Survey of satisfaction from education line at the school is considered one of the fundamental issuesand essential component activities in the area of behavior and organizational performance. The aim of this study was to measure nursing students' satisfaction in School of nursing and midwifery.

 Method: This cross sectional study was analyzed nursing students’ satisfaction in six key areas. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire. The results showed that nursing students had little satisfaction with three key areas (school educational environment, clinical education environment, education review by school teachers, clinical education by clinical instructors, Communication with colleagues and social prestige).

Results: The findings indicate that students had very little satisfaction with three key areas (evaluation by school teachers, evaluation of clinical instructors and quality of nursing management).

Conclusion: According to thisstudy the majorityof students were little satisfied. Therefore, the satisfaction of all activities performed at the university is effective in motivating and finally education quality Promotion.

Author Biography

Ashrafalsadat Hakim, Ashrafalsadat Hakim, Chronic Disease Care Research Center, Senior lecturer, faculty member of Nursing Department, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

Address: Chronic Disease Care Research Center,School of Nursing and Midwifery,Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.                     


Tel: +98611 3738331          Fax: +98611 3738333


Abazari, F., & Vafakhah, A. (2001). The survey of nursing Students' views from nursing profession and ideal profession in Bam Nursing school- 2000. Mazandaran Nasibeh Journal of Nursing and Midwifery of School (Shakiba), 1 (1), 35-38.

Abedini,S., & et al.( 2008). Clinical education problems from the viewpoints of nursing and midwifery students of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, 12(4), 249-253.

Dayang, N.M., Abang, A., & Francine, R.( 2009). Influence of service and product quality towards customer satisfaction.World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology29.

Dehghani H, Dehghani K, Fallahzadeh H. (2005). The educational problems of clinical field training based on nursing teachers and last year nursing students viewpoints. Iranian Journal of Medical Education 5(1):25-32.

Douglas,J., Douglas, A., &Barnes, B. (2006). Measuring student satisfaction at a UK university. Journal of Quality Assurance in Education, 14(3), 251-267.

Glossop, C. (2001).Student nurse attrition from pre-registration courses: investigating Methodological issues. Nurse Education Today, 21,170-80.

Hasson, C. (2003).Student Satisfaction Survey. Office of Research, Planning and Grants Saddleback College. Https: //www .saddleback .edu/gov/senate/PDF.

Heidari, A.A., Khalaj, A.R., & Jafarian, N. (2001).The study of the students’ attitude to related factor to education in Hamadan University of Medical Sciences Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, 7(4), 30-35.

Hughes, A. (1998).New public management. Translation: Seyed Mehdi and others. 1st Ed. Tehran: Morvarid Publishing, Alvani.

JavadiParsa, F.,& Janpors, H. (1998-99). Evaluation of students' satisfaction from affairs various aspects of Sabzevar School of Medical Sciences,. Thesis (Master).77-78.

Joolaee, S., Mehrdad, N., & Bohrani, N. (2006). A Survey on nursing student’s opinions toward nursing and reasons for giving it up. IJNR, 1(1), 21-28.

Kebriyai, A., Rodbari, M., Rakhshaninejad, M., & Mirlotfi, P. (2005). Students evaluate of Zahedan University of medical sciences from quality of educational services. Journal of Tabib-E-Shargh, 2, 139-158.

Kelly, C. (2007).Student’s perceptions of effective clinical teaching revisited. Nurse Educ Today, Nov 27(8), 885-92.

Larry, M. (2006). Wards Personnel: effective hidden factor on clinical education quality. The National Conference on Clinical education in Nursing and Midwifery 2006 Tabriz. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Vice- Chancellor for Research Affairs, 58.

Maddern, H., Maul, R.S., & Smart P.A. (2006). Customer satisfaction and service quality in UK financial services. international Journal of Production and Operations Managementi,6,53-71.

Mansourian, MR.( 2003). Total quality management (TQM) of student and educational services of Gonabad medical of School and Adaptation with the students' satisfaction. Ofogh-e-Danesh , journal of Gonabad medical sciences of School 9(1): 56-61.

Mohammadi, N., & et al. (2005)Problems of clinical education from teachers and students opinion of final year. Scientific Journal of Hamadan Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, 13th year 1 (23), 43-51.

Morgan, C.T., King, R.A., &Robinson,N.M.( 1984).Introduction to management psychology. 3rd Ed. New York: McGraw Hill Co.

Movaghari, M., & Soghrati, V. (2007). Opinions of Internship nursing students from clinical nursing skills. Nursing Research, 2 (6-7), 45-53.

Nehring, V. (1990).Nursing clinical effectiveness investigation. Journal of ACL Advanced Nursing, 15,934-40.

Nikbakht Nasrabadi, A.,& Movaghari, M. (2001).Need for change in nursing education. Hayat, 9, 46-55.

Nsyryany, Kh. (2004).Effectiveness of clinical education in clinical skills acquisition (medical and surgical) from view of nursing graduates16th nursing graduates. The First National Congress of Nursing, Iran in 1400: prospects and challenges. School of Nursing and Midwifery. Tehran, 127.

Paterson, B.L. (1997). The negotiated order of clinical teaching. J Nurse Educ, 36(5), 197-205.

Peircs, A.G. (1991).Preceptorial students’ view of their clinical experience. J Nurse Educ, 30(6), 244-250.

Pryjmachuk, S. (1996).A nursing perspective on the interrelationships between theory, research and practice. J Adv Nurse, 23,679-84.

Robbins S.P. (1991). Organizational/Behavior: concepts, controversies and application. 1st ed. Sandiego: Sandiego University.

Roberts, S.J., Tabloski, P., & Bova, C. (1997). Epigenesis of the nurse practitioner role revisited. J Nurse Educ, 36(2), 67-73.

Royal College of Nursing Australia (RONA). ( 2002). Submission to the inquiry into long term strategies to address the aging of the Australian population over the next 40 years.

Saberian, M. (1998).Comparison of parents and nursing students’ attitudes of City residents in about nursing field. Iran journal of nursing and midwifery, 5(18-19), 0-0.

Sattari, M., Jamalian,S.R., & Seifalslami, S. A. (2000). The views of Nursing Midwifery and Health students of Hamadan University of medical sciences' about their future. Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, 7, 15-19.

Sehati Shafayi,F. (2006). The problems of the clinical education environment from Viewpoint of midwifery final year students of Tabriz Nursing and Midwifery of School. The National Conference on Clinical education in Nursing and Midwifery 2006Tabriz. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Vice- Chancellor for Research Affairs, 29.

Siadat, A., Shams, B., homaie, R., & Gharibi, L. (2005). Satisfaction of Students and Faculty Members of Graduate Studies from Educational Services Management at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Iranian Journal of Medical Education, 5(2), 100-107.

Zaighami, R., Faseleh, M., Jahanmiri, Sh., Ghodsbin, F. (2004). Nursing student’s viewpoints about the problems of clinical teaching. The Journal of Quazvin University of Medical Sciences, 30, 51-53.

How to Cite
Hakim, A. (2014). Nursing students’ satisfaction. International Journal of Nursing, 2(2), 36-42. Retrieved from
Community Health Nursing