Nursing students' experiences of the effects of continual process-oriented group supervision

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Abstract

Aim

To describe and analyse the nursing students' experiences of the effects of process-orientated group supervision.

Background

There is a need to promote the development of the nursing student's professional identity and preparedness to act as well as to provide the opportunity for reflection and setting up a group supervision programme.

Method

This paper is an in-depth study using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. An open-ended interview form including 24 items and four open-ended questions was used and 80 nursing students answered a questionnaire. The data were analysed by a factor analysis with varimax rotation and by open coding.

Findings

The three analysis factors were labelled: 'Increased patient attentiveness', 'Increased empathy ability', and 'Increased insight and security'. From the findings of the qualitative analysis two main categories emerged: 'Increased ability to communicate' and 'Personal growth'.

Conclusions

The findings of this study suggest that there is an association between the effects of group supervision and the nursing students' development of a nurse identity.

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