Introduction: Comprehension materials in the learning curriculum allow students to think critically about nursing care while practicing in-home care. It also can foster an interest in working as a home care nurse but not all nurses students want to be home care nurses as hope. The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship of understanding about home care with the interest level of nursing students to be home care nurses.
Methods: This study is a quantitative correlational method with a cross-sectional approach. Data were examined in the univariate and bivariate analysis with Pearson correlation. Sixty participants were recruited by using a stratified random sampling technique.
Results: This study showed that respondents have a good understanding of home care, as many as 51 respondents (85%). Also, most of the respondents are interested in working as a home care nurse, as many as 25 respondents (41.7%). The results obtained a p-value 0.000 (p<0.05) (r=0.633). This study showed that the level of understanding of nursing students is good, and the interest in working students as home care nurses is high. It can be concluded that the understanding of home care influences the work interests of nursing students to work as home care nurses.
Conclusion: The theory and concept of home care as one of the working areas of nurses should be delivered to nursing students since they are in the academic stage, and clinical exposure to home care during the nurse profession will enhance them to involve more caring people in the home care setting.