Using the Educational App of Administrative and Employment Regulations of Non-faculty Employees: Promoting Nursing Students' Awareness
Author(s): Abdolreza Gilavand, Narjes Kazemi*, Fazel Rahim, Maysam Mard-Soltani
Introduction: Considering the necessity of nursing students' acquaintance with their administrative and employment regulations, an app was designed in this regard. This research was done to measure their awareness before and after using this mobile app.
Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted during the academic year 2017-2018 among nursing students of Dezful University of Medical Sciences in southwestern Iran. To measure students' awareness (before and after using the application), a researcher-made 11-question questionnaire was used in accordance with the eleven chapters of the Iranian Ministry of Health's administrative and employment regulations. The sampling method was simple random sampling. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data and SPSS version 22.
Results: A total of 60 students participated in this study, of which 27 people (45%) were male and 33 (55%) were female. Students' awareness of the administrative and employment regulations before using the app was very low (6.26 ± 5.90); the application designed could increase their awareness to a high level (28.25 ± 8.29). This difference was significant (P<0.001). Also, 52 people (89/70%) had the form and content of the app and 55 people (91/70%) the categories of topics and the ability to search for this app to be appropriate.
Discussion and Conclusion: Postgraduate nursing students are usually attracted to one of the universities of medical sciences of Iran's Ministry of Health, but there is little information in their units for familiarizing them with administrative and employment regulations, with their organizational rights and responsibilities, so the app can be described as an effective and useful tool for that.