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Background Readiness for change is a comprehensive attitude that is influenced simultaneously The process of readiness for change consists of an appraisal phase and a planning phase. This study aimed to: identifing the factors associated with nurses readiness for change. Design: A descriptive design was used Subject and methods: the study was carried out at ain shams hospital affiliated to Ain Shams University using adescriptive design on 260 nurses (35 head nurses &225 staff nurses). Tools of data collection: One tool was used for data collection namely factors associated with nurses‟ readiness for change. Results: Shows that slightly more than half (51.6%) of staff nurses, and slightly less than two thirds (65.7%) of head nurses had moderate response there is a highly statistically significant relation between total factors affecting nurses’ readiness for change and social status between nurses but is no statistically significant relation between total factors affecting nurses’ readiness for change and socio demographic characteristics of head nurses Conclusion: it is concluded that head nurses, and staff nurses had moderate responses regarding total change factors. Recommendations Hospital administrator and nurse managers should provide organizational support through educational and training opportunities in theories of change as well as need for technical skills and through financial support and flexible work arrangements.
Keywords: readiness for change, nurses.