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Level of Community Awareness and Public Image of the Nursing Profession in Saudi Arabia | Original Article

Ali Dafer Alshehri*, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Nursing has been around since the dawn of humanity, and it has evolved and advanced alongside globalization. Nursing, like all professions, is profoundly shaped by the culture of the people it serves. Even more so, the public perception of nurses seems to be negative in nations where cultural traditions substantially restrict women's participation in employment outside the house. Despite the fact that many people enjoy working with patients, some are reluctant to become nurses because of the negative stereotypes they have heard about the profession. The failure to increase nurse education contributed to the formation of the prevalent negative perception. The nursing profession in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confronts considerable obstacles, such as a dearth of high-achieving students enrolling in nursing programs, an unclear nursing identity, and a general lack of public knowledge of the field. Boosting the public's perception of nurses and the nursing profession is essential to increasing the number of people entering the field and keeping them there, as well as to bolstering nurses' own sense of worth.