Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Study of the Perceptions towards Nursing Profession amongB.Sc. Nursing Students Enrolled In Western Maharashtra

Address:   Dr. Mrs.Meharunnisa Iqbal Momin*1, Dr.Jagan Karade2
*1Principal, D.Y.Patil College of Nursing, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
2HOD Sociology Department, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00105.7

The health sector grew from 2.75(in 2008) to 4.8 lakh corers (in 2012) and is poised to grow to INR 9.64 lakh corers by 2017.Nurses comprise of 50-55% of health care workforce. By 2017, India need 17, 53,000 nurses and by 2022 there is need of 36, 45,000 nurses. According to the Union health ministry of India is currently facing a shortage of over 60% nurses. WHO said, "The states with the worst healthcare human resource shortages are also the ones with the worst health indicators and highest infant and child mortality. There is big