A Qualitative Study On Foreign Nursing Students Problems | 54084
Journal of Nursing & Care
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Students who are coming from abroad for college education may suffer different problems such as being a member of a certain
group, having a profession, worries about future with a new level of education, living in a new country and adaptation a foreign
environment. A semi-structured interview technique was used in this qualitative study which aimed to determine the problems
experienced by foreing students who come to Turkey for nursing education. This research was carried out from May to June 2015
in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Nursing. The study reached a total of 5 students with snowball sampling and each participant
were interviewed approximately 50 minutes. All 5 participants were female, 2 of them Iranian, 2 of them Uzbekistanian and the
other one is from Turkmenistan. Foreign students who agreed to join the survey and institution where the research will apply have
all the required permissions. In this research, students were asked 6 questions in order to identify their problems by living in Turkey
except demographic questions. These questions were configured to redirect the conversation depending on the process of the subject
detailed time to time. While two researchers were conducting the study with interviews saving with a tape recorder, at the same time
one of the researchers has taken notes during the interview. After all analysis of the audio recordings, all speeches were transcripted
by both researchers. Data were resolved by content analysis. “Social problems, problems with being a student in Turkey and economic
problems” themes occured as a result of the analysis. The sub-themes of the social problems has been obtained such as language,
procedures applied to foreign nationals, accomodation, security, cultural diversity, the health system and social environment subthemes.
The other sub-themes of the themes is not formed. As a result of the resarch students who faced problems determined
compatibility points to the literature.
Melike Ayca AY is pursuing her Doctorate on Psychiatric Nursing in Hacettepe University and working as Research Assistant at the same university.