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From Student to Nurse
A Longitudinal Study of Socialization


Part of American Sociological Association Rose Monographs

  • Date Published: May 1980
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521296168

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  • In this study of student nurses at Duke University, Professor Simpson challenges earlier research by demonstrating that a professional school does socialise its students. In addition, by constructing a model that brings together competing theories of socialisation, she finds that socialisation is not necessarily cumulative or unidirectional. Conceptualisations that focus on individual students, such as those emphasising role modelling, student values or peer relations, obscure the most significant conditions and processes. The program of a school is the fundamental structure of occupational socialisation and this structure, not its students, should be blamed for failures and praised for success.

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    • Date Published: May 1980
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521296168
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    Part I. Professional Socialisation: theory and research problems:
    1. Professional socialisation: perspectives and issues
    2. Professions and professional education
    3. Dimensions of professional socialisation
    4. Studying directional change: study design
    Part II. The School's Program and Development of Socialisation Processes:
    5. Social and cultural backgrounds of student nurses
    6. Orientations of entering freshman students toward nursing and nursing education
    7. The collegiate movement and nursing service
    8. Professional ideology versus bureaucratic training roles
    9. Acquisition of occupational orientations in a bureaucratic context
    10. Development of personal relatedness to the occupation
    11. Synthesis and differentiation of socialisation processes
    Part III. Individual Influence Sources and Socialisation Processes:
    12. Lateral relations and socialisation
    13. Students' relations to the program, faculty and hospital and their socialisation
    Part IV. Implications: basic patterns of socialisation:
    14. Some reconsiderations of occupational socialisation
    Appendices A–C

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