Table 1: Percentage and frequency of demographic characteristics of participants. n = (202).

Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age
<19 13 6.5
19-21 111 55.2
22-24 65 32.3
25-27 9 4.5
31-33 1 0.5
>33 1 0.5
Gender
Female 149 73.7
Male 53 26.2
Year
First year 40 19.8
Second year 34 16.8
Third year 69 34.2
Fourth year 59 29.2
> Fourth year 0 0
Preferred nursing as a profession
yes 135 66.8
no 67 33.2
Intent to work as a nurse after graduation
yes 161 79.7
no 41 20.3
Preferred practice area
People oriented specialties 67 33.2
Technology oriented specialties 89 44.1
Not decided 46 22.7
Communication course
yes 145 71.8
no 57 28.2
GPA
average 18 9.0
good 89 44.3
very good 72 35.8
excellent 22 10.9

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