Experiences of Learning in The Course of Development of Nursing Profession and Nursing Science: Aesthetic Expression of First-Year Nursing Students

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Yaowarat Matchim
Borwarnluck Thongthawee
Mayuree Nirattharadorn
Natthapat Buaboon


Objective: This study aimed to describe the first-year nursing students’ experiences of learning in the course of Development of Nursing Profession and Nursing Science through aesthetic expression. Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics was used to guide the study. Methods: The participants included 38 first-year nursing students at Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University. Data were collected between December 2018 and May 2019 by drawing pictures and interviewing to reflect learning experience. Smith’s method was used to analyze the data. Trustworthiness was established following the criteria of Lincoln and Guba. Results: Nursing students’ experiences of learning in the course of Development of Nursing Profession and Nursing Science were described 3 themes. These themes consisted of 1) appreciating the nursing profession, 2) open up new horizons, and 3) being in a professionalization. Discussion: These findings may be useful for nursing
instructors in developing teaching strategies in courses related to development of nursing profession. Active
learning strategies and enhancing optimistic attitude toward the nursing profession should be added in the
courses in order to produce better nurses.


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Matchim, Y., Thongthawee, B. ., Nirattharadorn, M. ., & Buaboon, N. . (2021). Experiences of Learning in The Course of Development of Nursing Profession and Nursing Science: Aesthetic Expression of First-Year Nursing Students. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 41(2), 1–12. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nur-psu/article/view/241434
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