Nursing students’adaptation to school during the first two months after entrance : comparing multidivision universities and single-focus colleges
Kondo, Hiroko The University of Tokushima
Kunishige, Emi The University of Tokushima
two months after entrance
A questionnaire survey（using some questions in the alternative choice format and some open-ended questions）was given to nursing students who had entered their program（at either multi-division universities or single-focus colleges）two months before. The purpose of the survey was to investigate the students’ degree of adaptation to their program and explore differences between multi-division and single-focus institutions, with the ultimate goal of collecting basic data useful for improving our teaching techniques. The survey revealed differences in level of adaptation to attending school between those attending multiple-division and single-focus institutions. These differences were associated with the atmosphere in the school, the lessons and lectures provided within the program, and the time it took the students to reach school from home. These factors seem to represent differences in location, the after-school activities pursued by the students and the percentage of students with paid jobs between the two types of institution. For both types, the degree of adaptation tended to be less in terms of the students’ relationships with teachers than in terms of the other factors. This seems to indicate that teachers should begin making efforts to build firm relationships with their students as soon as the students enter the school. The results also suggest that teachers and other staff members should help students in their adaptation to the school environment, and that they should take into account specifics of the type and features of the given institution.
The Journal of Nursing Investigation
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