Introduction: Nursing process as central core in nursing is a way to achieve critical thinking، analysis of patient care problems and correct and timely decision making. If this process to run well، can be cause access to a comprehensive and complete care based on scientific essentials. Staff nurses that use nursing process through a logical and systematic method deliver appropriate and effective plan of nursing actions by nursing team، which resulted achieve the best results for patients.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine application barriers of nursing process from perspectives of nursing managers and interns in Kerman University of Medical Sciences..
Method: This descriptive study carried out on all nursing managers (n=67) and interns (n=41) through census sampling. Data were collected by a researcher made questionnaire including 6-point Likert 20 items related to 3 domains: cultural، executive and knowledge skill obstacles. Tool validity measured by content and face validity. For reliability، test- retest was used (r=. /79). Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and chi-square tests through SPSS software.
Results: The results showed majority of students were female (75%)، single (70%) with mean age 22_+1 and managers were female(89/6%)، married(86/6%) and mean age 42+_4/3.and 70/1% were head nurse، 20/9% supervisor and 6% matron. the Most barriers from viewpoint both group were executive barriers(75%) and the lowest barriers were knowledge barriers. There was between position of managers and score of barriers significant relationship (p