J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2020 Jun;29(2):83-95. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2020.29.2.83.

Experiences of Hospital Pre-Employment among Senior Nursing Students

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  • 1Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Dongyang University, Yeongju, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
The objective of this phenomenological study was to explore senior nursing students' experiences with the process of getting a job.
Methods
Twenty-one nursing students participated in the study. The data were collected from May 2018 to October 2018 using focus group interviews and later analyzed using Colaizzi's method.
Results
In our study, four categories, 11 theme clusters, and 32 themes were identified. The four categories were change in becoming a senior, losing strength in own heart, slightly recovering strength, and expectations and wishes from others.
Conclusion
This study is meaningful because it provides basic data for multidisciplinary alternatives and the evolution of present senior nursing students to reduce job stress by understanding personal, relational, and social experiences in preparation for employment.

Keyword

Employment; Nursing; Qualitative research; Students; 학생; 간호; 취업; 질적연구
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