A grounded theory study of nursing students’ experiences in the off-campus clinical setting

Brian Sengstock

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

Poor workplace relations are an issue of concern in many workplaces and this phenomenon is not restricted to the nursing profession. The issue of workplace violence in nursing is well documented and there are an increasing number of studies which have investigated the notion of horizontal violence amongst graduate nurses. The impact that poor workplace relations has on the development of a professional identity by nursing students in the off-campus clinical setting is significant in light of the current global shortage of nurses. There is a dearth of knowledge in understanding how Australian undergraduate nursing students experience the off-campus clinical setting and subsequently develop a professional identity as a nurse. Therefore the aim of this study was to discover and describe the phenomena in order to develop a substantive theory that explains the experiences of the undergraduate nursing students in a regional setting.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Central Queensland University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Moxham, Lorna, Principal Supervisor, External person
  • Dywer, Trudy, Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date30 Nov 2008
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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