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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue3
Subject Area: Public Health
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4548
Published online: 14 September 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4548-4552
Snezhana Dragusheva1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Penka Petleshkova2ORCID logo,
1) Department of Nursing Care, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The training of nurses is a key issue on which the provision of access to and quality of medical care depends. The shortage of nurses and the unfavorable ratio between nurses and doctors create problems in the proper organization of the provision of medical care. As health care providers working under stressful conditions, future nurses need a safe working environment for themselves and their patients.
Aim: The aim of this study is to establish the level of satisfaction of future registered nurses with the working conditions in healthcare establishments during their pre-graduation traineeship.
Material and methods: The study presents the result of a survey of the opinion of 283 fourth-year students majoring in Nursing at the Medical University of Plovdiv, Faculty of Public Health; Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Faculty of Medicine and Haskovo Branch; 'Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov’ University, Burgas.  
Results and Discussion: The students' level of satisfaction with the facilities where they do their pre-graduation traineeship is an important factor in the professional development of future registered nurses. A lower level of satisfaction of the students with the equipment and facilities where they do their pre-graduation traineeship is usually associated with a lack of sufficient personal protective equipment and other consumables in the healthcare establishments. 
Conclusion: Probably due to difficulties in performing nursing tasks in a real-life environment ensuing from organizational problems connected with the provision of consumables and materials, risks of accidents, the existing outdated facilities are the main reasons for the lower levels of satisfaction of students with the facilities during their pre-graduation traineeship.

Keywords: Trainee-nurses, pre-graduation traineeship, level of satisfaction, working conditions,

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Please cite this article as: Dragusheva S, Petleshkova P. Satisfaction of the Future Nurses with the Working Conditions in the Healthcare Establishments during their Pre-graduation Traineeship. J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4548-4552. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4548

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Snezhana Dragusheva, PhD, Department of Nursingcare, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv; 15A,Vasil Aprilov Str., Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail: sdragusheva68@gmail.com

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Received: 11 January 2022
Published online: 14 September 2022

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