Effects of Postgraduate Education on Nursing and Reflections in the Clinic Field : A Qualitative Research

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Background: Nurses improve themselves with various trainings according to the developing era and 
patient needs. Determining the effects of postgraduate education in the clinical field opens new 
horizons for improving the quality of patient care.
Aim: To determine the opinions of the participants about the effects of postgraduate education in 
nursing and the reflection of these effects on the clinic field and patient care by the nurse 
Methods: This is a phenomenological descriptive qualitative study which was data gathered through 
in-depth interviews with nurses, physicians, and patients. For content analysis, the data were 
subjected to thematic analysis.
Results: The data obtained from the views of the participants about the effects of postgraduate 
education in nursing and its reflections on the clinic were combined under 4 main themes and 20 
Conclusions: It was concluded that postgraduate education has effects on nursing roles, individual 
development, other professional development, increasing its professional value and scientific power, and these  effects are reflected positively in clinical field.

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Effects of Postgraduate Education on Nursing and Reflections in the Clinic Field : A Qualitative Research. (2024). International Journal of Nursing Education, 16(2), 64-70. https://doi.org/10.37506/mxjqg644
Author Biographies

Nagihan Sim Aygul

PhD. Istanbul University- Cerrahpasa Institute of Graduate Studies, Istanbul/Turkiye,

Emine Senyuva

Associate Professor, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Nursing Education Department, Istanbul/Turkiye

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Effects of Postgraduate Education on Nursing and Reflections in the Clinic Field : A Qualitative Research. (2024). International Journal of Nursing Education, 16(2), 64-70. https://doi.org/10.37506/mxjqg644


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