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Die invloed van die geregistreerde verpleegkundige as rolmodel op die studentverpleegkundige

M.C. Bezuidenhout
Curationis | Vol 11, No 3 | a146 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v11i3.146 | © 1988 M.C. Bezuidenhout | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 September 1988 | Published: 21 September 1988

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M.C. Bezuidenhout, S.G. Laurens Verplegingskollege, Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

A survey was undertaken by means of a questionnaire submitted to third year student nurses studying at the S. G. Laurens College of Nursing in Pretoria.

The aim of the study was to determine whether, and to what extent, the registered nurse, as role model, influenced the student nurse in her decision to remain as an employee at her training hospital after qualifying as a registered nurse.

Analyses of the data showed the wara sister as the central figure within the ward situation with potentially comprehensive powers to influence all with whom she comes into contact, especially student nurses.

The majority of respondents reported that the ward sisters lacked the characteristics they thought essential and seeked in a positive role model. Thus they were disappointed in the nursing profession and especially in the way it was being practised in their training schools, and therefore led them to seek employment in the private sector at completion of training.

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