Profiling and need assessment of third year bachelor of nursing sciences adult learners at the University of Namibia, Main Campus

Emma Maano Nghitanwa


There is an increase of adult learners in higher education which can be challenging during their study period as they have to balance their social responsibilities with academic activities. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the profile and need assessment of third year Bachelor of nursing sciences adult learners at the University of Namibia, main campus. A quantitative, descriptive cross sectional study design was utilized during this study. Data was collected through self-administered online questionnaire among 29 participants. The study found that most participants are aged 21 years, single with no children. Furthermore, most participants reside in the informal settlement with nonconductive learning environment due to noise and are using public transport to reach the campus. Most participants indicated that they are receiving study loan from the Namibia Financial Assistance Fund while few got financial assistance from the family members. Some students indicated having disabilities and most students indicated that they have used online teaching and learning before the outbreak of COVID 19 in March 2020 that cause shift in education. The study serves as the baseline information on student profiling and serve as a basis for further strategies to address the situation or for further research.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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