The good nurse: descriptions from the People's Republic of China


Professor A J Davis School of Nursing, Department of Mental Health, Community and Administrative Nursing University of California San Francisco California 94143-0608, USA.


This study is based on questionnaire data gathered from 33 students in the first dass of the first BSN programme in the People's Republic of China They were asked to describe the characteristics of a good nurse and characteristics of a bad nurse These students had just completed their pre-nursing courses and were entering the nursing part of their education They identified personal qualities, behaviour and knowledge areas as the overall categories for these characteristics