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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152723
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Student Nurses’ Thoughts on "Nursing as Calling"
Abstract:
Student Nurses’ Thoughts on "Nursing as Calling"
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:McEwen, Melanie, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Baylor University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Llewellyn Prater, RN, PhD
Objective: Men and women enter nursing for a variety of reasons, but many nurses acknowledge that they chose the profession because they felt “called.” This project was designed to discover reasons students report for wanting to become nurses, to quantify those who feel that they are called to nursing, and to identify characteristics and traits related to the perception of calling. Sample and Method: A descriptive, correlational design was used for this study. The survey form was comprised of six open-ended questions related to why students chose nursing. Several demographic questions were asked and used for comparisons. All students at one large, faith-based school of nursing who were willing to participate were allowed 20 minutes at the end of one class to complete the survey. A total of 205 questionnaires were distributed and 131 were returned completed. Findings: Most students decided to go to nursing school while in high school or college, and most chose nursing because they had a desire to serve or help others. Students listed several characteristics or traits that will be helpful in their vocation and the most commonly reported characteristic was being caring or compassionate. Finally, almost two-thirds of the students responded that they felt that they were “called” to become nurses. Statistical analyses indicated that there were very few correlations between feeling called to nursing and demographic characteristics such as gender, race or age. Conclusions and Implications: Faculty at nursing schools should recognize the perception of being called among some of their nursing students and consider how it might relate to curriculum development and student recruitment and retention. Findings from this study can also be used as a baseline to examine the same or similar concepts in other nursing students, and related studies can be developed on various aspects of nursing education and practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStudent Nurses’ Thoughts on "Nursing as Calling"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152723-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Student Nurses&rsquo; Thoughts on &quot;Nursing as Calling&quot;</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McEwen, Melanie, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Baylor University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Melanie_McEwen@baylor.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Llewellyn Prater, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Men and women enter nursing for a variety of reasons, but many nurses acknowledge that they chose the profession because they felt &ldquo;called.&rdquo; This project was designed to discover reasons students report for wanting to become nurses, to quantify those who feel that they are called to nursing, and to identify characteristics and traits related to the perception of calling. Sample and Method: A descriptive, correlational design was used for this study. The survey form was comprised of six open-ended questions related to why students chose nursing. Several demographic questions were asked and used for comparisons. All students at one large, faith-based school of nursing who were willing to participate were allowed 20 minutes at the end of one class to complete the survey. A total of 205 questionnaires were distributed and 131 were returned completed. Findings: Most students decided to go to nursing school while in high school or college, and most chose nursing because they had a desire to serve or help others. Students listed several characteristics or traits that will be helpful in their vocation and the most commonly reported characteristic was being caring or compassionate. Finally, almost two-thirds of the students responded that they felt that they were &ldquo;called&rdquo; to become nurses. Statistical analyses indicated that there were very few correlations between feeling called to nursing and demographic characteristics such as gender, race or age. Conclusions and Implications: Faculty at nursing schools should recognize the perception of being called among some of their nursing students and consider how it might relate to curriculum development and student recruitment and retention. Findings from this study can also be used as a baseline to examine the same or similar concepts in other nursing students, and related studies can be developed on various aspects of nursing education and practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:47:19Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:47:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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