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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
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Volume 5, Issue 2, August 2015,
Page(s): 73-80
Original Empirical Research
Received: July 22, 2014; Accepted: July 12, 2015; Published online: November 16, 2015
doi:10.2399/yod.15.004; Copyright © 2015, Deomed
The views of the fourth year nursing students regarding the baccalaureata degree program*
Dilek Sarpkaya (E-mail), Ümran Dal
Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Lefkoşa, KKTC
*A short version of this paper was presented as an oral presentation at the II Symposium on Current Issues and Approaches in Nursing that was held in Çanakkale, Turkey on April 10-12, 2014.
This study was conducted in order to understand the views and thoughts of the senior year students regarding the baccalaureate degree program they have been following at the Nursing department. This is a descriptive study and the participants were 88 senior year students in total from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing at the Near East University, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The study was conducted in the fall term 2013-2014. A questionnaire was used to obtain a series of data including identifying the characteristics of students, their opinions and suggestions regarding theoretical and practical training. Percentage calculations have been used to evaluate the data. While 53.5% of the student participants were within the 21-22 age group, 89.8% of them were female. In addition, marital status of 85.2% of them was single. Furthermore, the nationality of 69.3% of them was Turkish and 77.3% are from the nuclear family group. In relation to theoretical education, 53.4% of the students found their courses to be efficient and adequate, whereas 20.5% of the students found the course to consist of too much work and detail. Also, 19.3% of them found block lessons decreased efficiency and 11.4% of them found part-time lecturers from Turkey to be a problem as well. The proposals of students for theoretical training were for information relevant to Nursing to be taught and for irrelevant information to be excluded (23.9%), topics to be covered in more detail in a more timely manner (19.3%), and lessons and practices to be carried out together and treated as one (10.2%). In the study, it was identified that the students lacked practice and skills (37.5%), internship was seen to be more efficient in Turkey (22.7%), an insufficient number of cases were seen in the hospitals in TRNC (19.3%), the nurses in the hospitals mistreated the trainee nurses and showed a lack of help and interest to them (17.0%), and there was thought to be an inadequate number of faculty members (17.0%). 20.5% of the students said that the implementation of the hospital training should be carried out in smaller groups, 15.9% of them saw a need for full time lecturers to be nearby students when practice was being undertaken and 12.5% of them said that the professional nurses in the hospitals should help students at whatever cost. Although most students found the theoretical training to be adequate, the content must be revised according to the outcomes in relation to theoretical training. It has also been advised that problems exist at the practical level of training and that solutions to these problems must be carried out accordingly.
Keywords: Nursing, student satisfaction, undergraduate education in nursing.
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