Image of nursing held by nursing students according to gender: A qualitative study
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2012
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International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 537–544, December 2012
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International Journal of Nursing Practice 2012; 18: 537–544 Image of nursing held by nursing students according to gender: A qualitative study, 18:6, 537–544, , , .
- Issue published online: 26 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: AUG 2012
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This paper is a report of a study to determine the nursing images of female and male nursing students. The study used a qualitative research design to determine nursing images of male (n = 20) and female (n = 20) nursing students. To analyse the data, the method used content analysis. Statements were organized under three categories and seven themes after content analysis. The first category, nursing concept, incorporates the two themes of: (i) female or sister; (ii) job definition. The second category, choosing, incorporates the four themes of: (i) Desire of Others; (ii) Guarantee of Work; (iii) Being Helpful to Others; and (iv) Limited to Academic Achievement. The third category, Gender, incorporates the one theme of: (i) Gendered Approach. Male students have started to take part in nursing programs relatively recently; therefore, more research is needed in the fields of academic accomplishments of male students.