J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2016 Feb;23(1):21-31. 10.7739/jkafn.2016.23.1.21.

Adaptation Experience of Sleep in New Nurses

  • 1College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Masan University, Korea. malern@hanmail.net


This study is a qualitative research to identify new nurses' adaptation experience to sleep changes.
Grounded theory methodology was utilized. Participants were 10 new nurses from one university hospital. The information was collected and analyzed using the grounded theory of Corbin and Strauss'(2008).
Through constant comparative analysis, central phenomenon was identified as 'Shaky daily life due to the sleep change'. A core category emerged as 'In the shaky daily life, go grab my position', Causal conditions were 'Heaviness in shift work', 'Not released after getting off work', and 'Body and mind are exhausted'. Context were 'An environment that does not tolerate mistakes' and 'Clogged breathing due to worries'. Intervening factors were 'Support of colleagues', 'Recovery volition in restoration of altered relationships due to sleep'. Action/Interaction Strategies were 'To strive for a good sleep', 'Require a reasonable duty schedule' and 'Find a breakthrough'. Consequences were 'Become the master of shaky daily life' and 'Accepting the life of a nurse'.
New nurses experience sleep patterns changes from the hospital shift system. but throughout the process of adaptation, came to accept sleep disorder as part of the life of a nurse.


Nurses; Sleep; Adaptation; Qualitative research; Grounded theory
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