Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


Introduction: Academic failure among nursing students has become a phenomenon of interest, as it does not limit itself to only financial consequences, but also compromises the nurse’s availability in the health care sector in the future. Quality of education becomes important as nurses admit and graduate every year in various universities. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to assess factors affecting academic failure among nursing students and to find the association between factors affecting nursing student’s academic failure and selected demographic variables. Methods: A descriptive explorative design was used for the study among 100 nursing students studying in the Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru. Purposive sampling technique was used and assessed using Rating Scale. Result: Majority of the students (41%) belonged to the age group of 20-22 years, where 82% of the students were hostiliers and belonged to middle-class family and 63% of the students got first class in the exams. Factors affecting the students’ academic failure, was highest in the area of family related (73.13%) followed by teacher related (70.82%), personal (67.87%), college (67.65%), spiritual (67.06%), study habits (61.02%), exam (60.4%), subject (57.43%) and the least was in the area of university related (52. 88%).There is no significant association between factors affecting students’ academic failure and selected demographic variables. Conclusion: Majority of the students agree that family related factors affected the most.

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