Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Working with Staff Nurses

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NURSING STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF WORKING WITH STAFF NURSES

by Sharon Holly Jones

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree

of Master of Nursing in Nursing

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY Bozeman, Montana

April 2010

©COPYRIGHT by Sharon Holly Jones 2010 All Rights Reserved

ii APPROVAL

of a thesis submitted by Sharon Holly Jones

This thesis has been read by each member of the thesis committee and has been found to be satisfactory regarding content, English usage, format, citation, bibliographic style, and consistency and is ready for submission to the Division of Graduate Education.

Carolyn H. Wenger, MSN, RN

Approved for the Department of Nursing

Dr. Helen I. Melland

Approved for the Division of Graduate Education

Dr. Carl A. Fox

iii STATEMENT OF PERMISSION TO USE

In presenting this thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master’s degree at Montana State University, I agree that the Library shall make it available to borrowers under rules of the Library. If I have indicated my intention to copyright this thesis by including a copyright notice page, copying is allowable only for scholarly purposes, consistent with “fair use” as prescribed in the U.S. Copyright Law. Requests for permission for extended quotation from or reproduction of this thesis in whole or in parts may be granted only by the copyright holder.

Sharon Holly Jones April 2010

iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This opportunity is being taken to thank those who have made the realization of my dream possible. First I would like to thank my committee Carolyn Wenger, Jane Scharff and Rebecca Echeverri for their expertise, wisdom, patience and never ending belief in me. Without their dedication the fulfillment of my dream would not have been possible. My friend and editor Jamie Besel. Your wisdom, strength of character and guidance will be remembered and deeply appreciated. To my wonderful husband and best friend, Jim. Words are inadequate to express my gratitude to you. Thank you for everything. To my family and friends, thank you for the prayers, support, and words of encouragement that helped to keep me going when I wanted to stop. To my Mother, you were with me every step of the way and your love and strength guided me from above, thank you Mom.

v TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................ 1 Problem Statement ........................................................................................................ 1 Purpose of the Project.................................................................................................... 2 Background and Significance........................................................................................ 2 Conclusion..................................................................................................................... 5 2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE ....................................................................................... 6 Introduction ................................................................................................................... 6 Student Perceptions ....................................................................................................... 6 Positive Student Perceptions................................................................................... 6 Negative Student Perceptions ................................................................................. 8 Conceptual Framework ............................................................................................... 10 Interpersonal System............................................................................................. 10 Personal System .................................................................................................... 11 Social...
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