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Park and Kim: Experience of Incivility to Nursing Students during Clinical Practice



The purpose of this qualitative study was to evaluate nursing students' experience of incivility during clinical practice.


Data were collected from 11 in-depth interviews. The main question was “Could you describe your experience of incivility during clinical practice?” The qualitative data from the field notes and transcriptions of the interviews were analyzed using Colaizzi's method.


The experiential themes of incivility to nursing students during clinical practice were ‘exposure to verbal abuse’, ‘receiving unjust reproaches’, ‘treated as an insignificant person’, ‘excluded from nursing as a bothersome person’, and imidated in an unfamiliar atmosphere'.


Nursing students experienced incivility in many ways and from a variety of sources, such as nursing staff, patients, patients' families, and other employees during clinical practice as part of the 3rd and 4th year curriculum. Therefore, it is necessary to provide a safer environment for clinical practice. Also finding solutions to these incivility problems should lead to improvement in students' clinical practice.

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Theme, Sub-theme, Meaningful Statements of Experience of Incivility among Nursing Students in Clinical Practice



This paper was supported by Sunchon National University Research Fund in 2017(Grant number: 2017-0149).


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