From bedside nursing to managerial roles: Changing occupational perceptions of nursing students

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Abstract

This longitudinal study examined changes in the occupational perceptions of nursing students studying in a nontraditional undergraduate nursing program. The respondents, 210 first- and second-year nursing students, completed a questionnaire measuring the perceived importance of traditional and non-traditional nursing interventions and values. Questionnaires were administered at the beginning and at the end of the academic year. Students studying in a more traditional program comprised the control group. The results show that certain traditional nursing activities and values are perceived as more important by first-year students compared with second-year students in both programs, whereas the perceived importance of non-traditional activities is higher among second-year students. The preference for nontraditional interventions is stronger among students in the non-traditional nursing program.The results are discussed with regard to the gradual effect of nursing education on students' occupational perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-91
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Non-traditional
  • Occupation
  • Profession
  • Students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (all)

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