Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Ideas Concerning School Education of The Nurses Who Newly Graduated From An Integrated School Program and Their Professional Identity Levels

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Yrd. Doç. Dr. Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Suşehri Sağlık Yüksekokulu

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Prof. Dr. Üsküdar Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2012; 20: 184-192
Read: 587 Downloads: 306 Published: 17 December 2019

Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate ideas concerning school education of the nurses who newly graduated from an integrated school program and who had not yet began to work and their professional identity development levels.

Method: Being descriptive type, the study was carried out with 82 newly graduated students from Nursing Department that implements integrated education program. “Personal Information Form” and Professional Self-Concept Scale in Nurses (PSCSN)” were used in this study.

Results: 61% of the newly graduated nurses reported that they were glad to receive education from this school, and 81,4%  reported that the school education was satisfactory in preparing them to profession. Almost all of the nurses (86,6%) thought that the school education positively affected their viewpoint to the profession and courses at school were effective in gaining occupational conscious (96,3%). Moreover, it was determined that PSCSN general and sub-dimension score averages were positively above the average. PSCSN general score averages of the nurses who were glad of school education and who reported that school education positively affected their viewpoint to the occupation were detected significantly high (p<0.01). PSCSN scores of the nurses who reported that school education prepared them to profession were determined to be higher.

Conclusion: The ideas concerning school education of the nurses who newly graduated from a nursing undergraduate program applying integrated education are generally positive. Besides, it may be told that professional identities of the nurses who newly graduated from the integrated school program developed positively and in advanced level. Professional identity developments of the nurses who perceived the school education positively are also positive.

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