We need higher education: Voice of nursing administration from Kabul, Afghanistan

Wais M. Qarani, Rafat Jan, Khwaja M.I. Saeed, Laila Khymani

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Aim: To explore the educational profile of nursing managers and head nurses at public hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan. Design: A descriptive cross-sectional study design was employed. Method: A self-administered pre-tested questionnaire was used to recruit 86 nursing managers and head nurses from 17 public hospitals in Kabul. SPSS version 19 was used to analyze and report the data through descriptive statistics. Results: It was found that, none of the participant was prepared with higher education in nursing; rather they had only diploma in nursing; and 84.9% of them had completed their nursing diploma before 2002.; 11.6% of participants were currently studying; and all were in non-nursing disciplines. On the other hand 100% of the participants expressed intention for further studies mainly in leadership and management, computer skill, English language, in-service nursing trainings and higher education in nursing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Open
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • Afghanistan
  • continuous professional development
  • higher education
  • nursing administration
  • public hospitals


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