|Institution:||Addis Ababa University|
|Keywords:||Nursing process; Implementation of NP; south west Ethiopia.|
|Full text PDF:||http://etd.aau.edu.et/dspace/handle/123456789/6800|
Introduction: The nursing process was originally adopted from the General System Theory and in early years it was implemented and developed in the field of education (nursing school). In Ethiopia, nurses are providing care using standardized medical approach and their work was under represented. Objective: To assess implementation and factors affecting nursing process among nurses working in government hospitals in south west Ethiopia, 2015. Method: Institution based cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted using self administered questionnaires from March-April 2015. A total of 138 nurses from the three hospitals were included in the study using simple random sampling. Data was categorized, coded, entered in EPI info 3.5.3 and exported to SPSS 16.0 for analysis. Results: Implementation of NP was found 73.9%. The odd of implementing nursing process was less likely among diploma nurses compared to BSc. Nurses working in hospitals whose administration support implementation of NP implemented nursing process higher compared to those did not support. Trained nurses had implemented nursing process higher Compared to untrained nurses. Conclusion and recommendation: Implementations of nursing process was good. Educational statuses, absence of training and non-supportive hospital administration were predictors of implementation of nursing process. Regional health bureau and NGOs', should adjust training: hospital managers should support NP implementation and researcher should conduct follow up study on NP implementation in the study area, were recommended. Key words- Nursing process, Implementation of NP, south west Ethiopia. Advisors/Committee Members: Daniel Mengistu ( Asst. prof.) (advisor).