What is it about?

This study investigated the quality of life (QoL) of nursing internship students (NISs) and the predictive variables for the QoL of NISs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The correlates of QoL of NISs with their gender, age, prior nursing experience, and grade point average (GPA) from the previous semester are also assessed.

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Why is it important?

The students' age, gender, and nursing-related experience prior to their internship were all found to be significantly associated with the overall QOLES score. The NISs GPA was found to be marginally significant. A significant difference was identified in the overall QOLES score based on age, gender, and GPA. Finally, as estimated by the regression analysis, only age was found to be a significant predictor of NISs’ QoL.


Our research, while involving five universities that produce holistically competent nurses, also recommends that the QoL of NSs, the next generation of healthcare professionals, be measured on a regular basis. This is one of the safest ways to guarantee that Saudi nurses are trained, primed, and empowered to play a vital role in keeping KSA and its people healthy, regardless of whether there is a pandemic.

Dr. Daniel Joseph E. Berdida
University of Santo Tomas

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This page is a summary of: Predictors of quality of life of nursing internship students from five Saudi universities, Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, October 2021, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtumed.2021.05.004.
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