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Park and Kim: Experience of Nursing Management Practice in Graduate Nurses



The purpose of this qualitative study was to evaluate nursing students' experience during nursing management practicum.


Data were collected from 10 in-depth interviews. The main question was “Could you describe your experience during the nursing management practicum?” The qualitative data from the field notes and transcriptions of the interviews were analyzed using Colaizzi's method.


The experiential themes of students' experience during a nursing management practicum were ‘differentiate clinical practice which is immersed in the nursing management process’, ‘understand nurse managers’ leadership qualities and influence of communication', ‘understand why the general nurse engages in management tasks on duty’, ‘gain insight into organizational operations from new and diverse perspectives’, ‘engage in nursing practice through abundant interaction’.


The results show that the nursing management practicum focuses on the management of nurses and nurse manager, so instruction and guidance by professors and practicing leaders is needed for students to practice these goals, In addition, in the clinical practice field, students should be provided with a practical environment and guidance in accordance with the goal of management practice.

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Table 1

General Characteristics of Participants

Table 2

Theme, Sub-theme, and Meaningful Statements of the Experience of Nursing Management Practice of Graduate Nurses



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