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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2004;10(1):125-138.
Published online December 31, 2004.
Clinical Expert Nurse's Experience on Professionalism
Cho, Nam-Ok;
Department of Nursing, Korea National Open University
임상간호사의 전문성 경험
한국방송통신대학교 간호학과
This study aims to explore the meanings of clinical expert nurse's professional experience. This study was based on a phenomenological approach. All participants were working at S-hospital, located in Seoul. Data were collected through in-depth interviews which were performed from October 2003 to September 2003. Interviews lasted one and half hours and data were analysed by Giorgi method.Four main meanings were identified: 1) scientific clinical nursing practice, 2) value oriented clinical nursing practice, 3) collaborative clinical nursing practice and 4) proactive clinical nursing practice. The results of this study showed that there were clinical expert nurse's nursing activites in South Korea. In order to develop the professionalims or experts of the clinical nursing practice, specialized programs stimulating nurse's personal effort and systmemic education and institutional programs are needed.
Key Words: Clinical expert nurse, Professionalism, Phenomenological study

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