CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2013; 03(02): 003-012
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703645
Original Article


Maxie Andrade
1   Asst. Professor, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University, Manipal
Anice George
2   Dean, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University, Manipal
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Nursing is an attribute expected of every living being and every living being is capable of providing care to another in need. Few occasions especially the sickness, unawareness or disability call for special skills of nursing to substitute or supplement to the acute or chronic need of a living being. These skills can be acquired only through special training through a well planned curriculum. Hence in modern medicine, a group of health care providers called nurses are trained to care for the sick and the needy.

Nursing profession has been the attraction for many young adults, however, this attraction has become the passion for some, while for few others, it is still an occupation. The transformation into an effective nurse demands special psychomotor abilities. The transformation is easier and can happen at a faster pace if one possesses an aptitude towards nursing. This assumption led the researcher to develop a tool to identify such able candidates for the profession of nursing. This article explores researcher's two attempts in developing the tool, which were though not fruitful, they certainly have given an impression on the complexity of the measurement of the construct of nursing and caring.

Publication History

Article published online:
27 April 2020

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