Nursing Professional Values Scale: Psychometric Properties Of Arabic Version

Research Article
Rabia Salim Allari
Professional Values, Value Scale, Nursing Values, Student Values

The development of the code of ethics including the professional values is to guide health care practices especially nursing practice. So in nursing education, a better understanding of undergraduate nursing students’ and registered nurses awareness of professional values would be important to inform academic and hospital educators about the areas for improvement. Nursing professional values perceived by Saudi undergraduate nursing students is not clearly understood due to inadequate studies. Therefore, this study is designed to assess the reliability and validity of the Arabic version of the Nursing Professional Values Scale-Revised. The results revealed the scale to be valid and highly reliable to be used in Saudi Arabia, internal consistency reliability of five factors were significantly high ranged from 0.71-0.91. In conclusion this study will remove the necessity to develop a new scale to assess professional values among nursing students and registered nurses, accordingly it will assist future research efforts in assessing professional nursing values, and the effectiveness of different teaching strategies used in nursing colleges and hospitals to promote value development.