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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162659
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Through the Looking Glass: How Nursing Students View Nursing's Image
Abstract:
Through the Looking Glass: How Nursing Students View Nursing's Image
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hereford, Mary, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Boise State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:1910 University Dr., Department of Nursing,, Boise, ID, 83725-1840, USA
Contact Telephone:(208) 426-3579
[Research Poster] Purpose: Fictional images of nursing in television and movies have been attributed in part to the stereotypical attitudes assigned to the professional nurse. Previous literature has primarily focused on the professional nurses' image in the media. The purpose of this study was to explore the fictional images of nursing portrayed in television and movies describing the influence it has on baccalaureate nursing students.

Design: A qualitative descriptive phenomenological design was used.

Setting: This study was conducted at three universities in the Pacific Northwest with accredited Bachelor of Science degree programs in nursing.

Sample: A purposeful sample of 14 students was employed. The sample consisted of male (n = 7) and female (n = 7) students. The mean age of the students was 28 years (n=14). Approval to conduct the study was granted by the Institutional Review Boards at all three universities. Each student was assigned a pseudonym to protect their identity and maintain confidentiality.

Methodology: In-depth interviews lasting between 60-90 minutes in length applying an interview guide consisting of nine open-ended questions was utilized to obtain the data. Interviews were audio-tape recorded and transcribed. Validity and reliability were established employing triangulation, member-checks, peer review, multi-site design and inclusion of researcher bias.

Results: Themes became apparent as the data were analyzed using the five steps outlined in the tradition of phenomenology. Five over-arching categories were described with sub-themes becoming apparent as data analysis ensued. The categories included: a) the first images of nursing: where it began, b) persistent and emerging stereotypes: old and new interpretations, c) the emotional impact of nursing: what nursing students really feel, d) perceptions of nursing: through the eyes of nursing students, and e) the essence of nursing: how nursing students interpret the meaning of nursing.

Conclusions: The students in this study related stereotypes and perceptions of nursing they would like to see changed. Male students were especially vocal about their beliefs of nursing relating to the fictional images of nursing portrayed in television and the movies. Nursing students often decided to work in certain areas of nursing, especially the emergency department, from the depictions of nursing portrayed in television and the movies. The findings of this study serve to illustrate the impact fictional images of nursing have on recruitment and job placement of future nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThrough the Looking Glass: How Nursing Students View Nursing's Imageen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162659-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Through the Looking Glass: How Nursing Students View Nursing's Image</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hereford, Mary, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Boise State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1910 University Dr., Department of Nursing,, Boise, ID, 83725-1840, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(208) 426-3579</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mherefo@boisestate.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Poster] Purpose: Fictional images of nursing in television and movies have been attributed in part to the stereotypical attitudes assigned to the professional nurse. Previous literature has primarily focused on the professional nurses' image in the media. The purpose of this study was to explore the fictional images of nursing portrayed in television and movies describing the influence it has on baccalaureate nursing students. <br/><br/>Design: A qualitative descriptive phenomenological design was used. <br/><br/>Setting: This study was conducted at three universities in the Pacific Northwest with accredited Bachelor of Science degree programs in nursing.<br/><br/>Sample: A purposeful sample of 14 students was employed. The sample consisted of male (n = 7) and female (n = 7) students. The mean age of the students was 28 years (n=14). Approval to conduct the study was granted by the Institutional Review Boards at all three universities. Each student was assigned a pseudonym to protect their identity and maintain confidentiality.<br/><br/>Methodology: In-depth interviews lasting between 60-90 minutes in length applying an interview guide consisting of nine open-ended questions was utilized to obtain the data. Interviews were audio-tape recorded and transcribed. Validity and reliability were established employing triangulation, member-checks, peer review, multi-site design and inclusion of researcher bias.<br/><br/>Results: Themes became apparent as the data were analyzed using the five steps outlined in the tradition of phenomenology. Five over-arching categories were described with sub-themes becoming apparent as data analysis ensued. The categories included: a) the first images of nursing: where it began, b) persistent and emerging stereotypes: old and new interpretations, c) the emotional impact of nursing: what nursing students really feel, d) perceptions of nursing: through the eyes of nursing students, and e) the essence of nursing: how nursing students interpret the meaning of nursing.<br/><br/>Conclusions: The students in this study related stereotypes and perceptions of nursing they would like to see changed. Male students were especially vocal about their beliefs of nursing relating to the fictional images of nursing portrayed in television and the movies. Nursing students often decided to work in certain areas of nursing, especially the emergency department, from the depictions of nursing portrayed in television and the movies. The findings of this study serve to illustrate the impact fictional images of nursing have on recruitment and job placement of future nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:31:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:31:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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