Nursing students in a college
Nursing students in a college are formal groups because they have something that binds them all and which they are all working towards. One of the characteristics of formal groups is that their objectives are well defined are well defined as opposed to the informal ones whose objectives are incidental. The aim of their nursing course applies to all the students and they are subject to the same code of nursing ethics.
Nursing students are perceived as very responsible people by others. This is because of the humble, caring and sophiscated way with which they handle patients during their Internship programs. Most of the time, they tend to do their duties to the best even without the teacher’s supervision. They are also regarded as courageous and enduring people in the society. This is owed to the nature of their duty. Sometimes it needs a strong and enduring person to clean people’s wounds, take care of very sickly people, spend the whole cold night beside patients and toil in the laboratories.
Nursing students are also perceived as invaluable future professionals. This is because of the nature of the work that they undertake upon completion of their courses. These include; minor surgeries, taking of X-rays and reconstructions to name just but a few.
While on attachment, nursing students are called to handle emergency cases especially those in the fourth year of college. They are believed to be the hands behind hundreds of thousands of life saving situations.
The nursing student fraternity has a good cordial relationship among themselves. This is also extended to the Doctors and the College’s management at large. However, their relationship with these stakeholders at times turns sour when they become emotional due to educational pressure.
One can get access to this group when he/she visits their institutions of learning. They can also be found both in government and private hospitals where they get attached to.
1. Kathleen Masters, Role Development in Professional nursing practice, Jones & Barlett, 2005
Kathleen Masters, Role Development in Professional nursing practice, Jones & Barlett, 2005