The aim of the present study was assess nursing student self-awareness dealing with psychiatric patient through: Assess knowledge of students about self-awareness and Assess knowledge of students about self-esteem. This study its descriptive design conducted at Faculty of Nursing, Benha University. The data was collected from (October 2008 to December 2008); the sample was 216 nursing students. There were two tools used for collected data. The first tool constructed by Arletta, (1999); and William and Torray, (2000). An interview questionnaire comprised socio- demographic characteristics of students, Students’ self- awareness data, and Students’ expectations and benefits of nursing. The second tool constructed by Lowason and Marshallw, (1989); involved modified social self- esteem inventory. The results of the study revealed that the majority of student\'s had adequate knowledge about self-awareness and self-esteem after taking the lecture. There was highly significant and positive correlation between Level of students’ knowledge of self-awareness and their levels of self-esteem. The study recommended that throughout academic years, a lecture of self-awareness will help nursing students understand their reaction towards patients, colleagues and others.
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[Prof. Dr. Abdel Rahim S, Dr. Mervat Hosny Shalaby, Asmaa Mohamed Ali Hassan El Abd (2014); Assessment of Nursing Students Self-Awareness Dealing With Psychiatric Patient Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (2). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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