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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2001;7(2):360-368.
Published online December 31, 2001.
The Study of an Entrance Experience into Major Subject of a Student Nurse
Jo, Kae-Hwa;Cho, Young-Suk;
1Department of nursing Taegu Catholic University
2Department of nursing Busan Catholic University
간호학생의 전공교육 입문경험에 관한 연구
조계화, 조영숙
1대구가톨릭대학교 간호학과
2부산가톨릭대학교 간호학과
This research was an attempt to find out an entrance experience into major subject of student nurse. The purpose of this study was to understand an lived learning experience of student nurse. Method of the study was applied a phenomenological approach used by Colaizzi's analytic technique. Participants were 33 sophomore student nurse from TC University. The investigator conducted participated observations and in-depth unstructured interviews which were audio taped under the permission of student nurse, formulating meanings, themes and theme clusters. Results of the study were revealed 6 categories, 14 theme clusters, and 31 themes. Six categories include 'feeling anxious about clinical application', 'making superficial class', 'evaluation for ability of memory', 'deficit of academic evaluation criteria', 'insufficiency of textbook' and 'deficit for uniqueness of nursing science'. This findings confirm the fact that the student nurse's entrance experience was complicated and diversely influenced by their learning experiences. In conclusion, this study will prove helpful not only in understanding student nurse's entrance experience about their specialities but also in developing curriculum for nursing education.
Key Words: Major subject, entrance experience

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