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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2011;17(3):536-544.
Published online December 31, 2011.
Affecting Factors of Nursing Professionalism Perceived by Senior Nursing Students
Ham, Youn-Suk;Kim, Hwa-Soon;Cho, In-Sook;Lim, Ji-Young;
1Ansan University
2Department of Nursing, Inha University
3Department of Nursing, Inha University
4Department of Nursing, Inha University
졸업학년 간호학생이 지각하는 간호전문직관 영향 요인
함연숙, 김화순, 조인숙, 임지영
2인하대학교 간호학과
3인하대학교 간호학과
4인하대학교 간호학과
The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the level of nursing professionalism and influencing factors of professionalism in nursing students. Method: A convenience sample of 207 subjects were recruited from two universities in I city and one university in S city. The subject for this survey were senior students who finished all clinical practicum to be done before graduation. Results: The mean scores of the nursing professionalism and the satisfaction with clinical practice were 3.43 and 3.28 individually. The mean of self-efficacy and image of nurses were 3.60 and 3.71 individually. Mean of major satisfaction score was 3.88. There were significant correlations among nursing professionalism, satisfaction with clinical practice, self-efficacy, image of nurses and major satisfaction. The most strong factor affecting nursing professionalism was the image of nurses and accounted 52.0 percentage of the variance. Sixty point one percentage of the variance was explained by image of nurses, major satisfaction, religion and satisfaction with clinical practice. Conclusion: To make students have more positive nursing professionalism, strategies enhancing the positive nurse image, clinical satisfaction, and major satisfaction need to be developed during school years.
Key Words: nursing student, nursing, professional role, professional ethics, professionalism

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