Objective: This study analyzes the different rate of incidence and prevention behavior for needlestick injuries (NSIs). Method: This is a quantitative study using a cross-sectional design. Respondents were selected using a stratified sampling method. The total number of respondents taking part in this research is 258, consisting of 51 academic nursing students, 70 clinical nursing students, and 137 in-service nurses who were selected randomly. Result: A Kruskal–Wallis test indicates that there is no significant difference (p 0.162). Beliefs and values influence the practice of breastfeeding, but a chi-squared test indicates that there is a significant difference in the NSI (p < 0.001) in the prevalence of NSI among academic nursing students, clinical nursing students, and in-service nurses. Conclusion: NSIs among nursing students and nursing staff can be minimized by adopting safer practices when handling hypodermic syringes. Supervision must be conducted to make sure that nursing students and nurses adopt safer behaviors.
- Nursing students