Professional Socialization among Nursing Students
Keywords:Professional Socialization, Autonomy, Competence, Commitment, Group participation, Nursing Students.
Objective : The objectives of our study is to determine the professional socialization among nursing students,
to find out the association between professional socialization and demographic characteristics and to find
the subgroup comparison of level of professional socialization among outgoing batch students and first year
B.Sc. nursing students
Methodology: A descriptive study was conducted among all four years of nursing students of a private
nursing college. Nursing students who meet the inclusion criteria (357) were selected using purposive
Results: The majority of the students are ‘Experts’ in maintaining professional socialization. But in the
subgroup comparison of level of Professional socialization among the final year students with first year
showed a 1.1% less in ‘Expert’ category. The results showed a significant association of level of professional
socialization with ‘Gender’, ‘Mode of Admission’ and ‘Reason for selecting nursing as a profession’
Conclusion: The need for developing professional socialization has to be considered at the most priority.
The results of this study shows the need for introducing new plans to make sure that the students level of
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