Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 131
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 432-438

Professional socialization in nursing: A qualitative content analysis


1 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Member of Quality Improvement in Clinical Education Research Center, Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Community Based Nursing and Midwifery Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
4 Department of Educational Psychology, Shiraz University and Pishtazan Higher Education Institute, Shiraz, Iran
5 Department of Biostatistics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
6 Department of Medical-Surgical, Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Nursing Faculty of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Farkhondeh Sharif
Community Based Nursing and Midwifery Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz
Iran
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: This work was financially supported by the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Grant No. 91-6220, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 25183987

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Background: Being a nurse is more than just a series of business activities and skills. In fact, it is a part of the process of socialization, which is internalization and development of professional identity. Professional socialization is necessary for involving the students in professional practices. Thus, the purpose of this qualitative research was to increase the understanding of professional socialization in nursing and explore the related factors from the perspective of registered nurses and nursing students. Materials and Methods: In this qualitative design, data were collected on 43 nurses with a variety of experiences using semi-structured interviews and focus groups in the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2012. Data were analyzed through inductive content analysis. Results: The data analysis revealed two main categories: (1) sense of belonging with three sub-categories of theory-practice incongruence, educational experiences and tacit knowledge and (2) forming professional identity consisting of three sub-categories of relatedness, internal motivation and role model. Conclusions: This study demonstrates that in nursing, sense of belonging and professional identity contributes to professional socialization; it is suggested that these factors, which improve socialization in nurses, be taken into account by authorities.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1162    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded72    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal