Professional socialization from iranian nurses experiences
Hamid Alavi Majd
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This study explores the meaning of professional socialization among Iranian nurses using hermeneutic phenomenology based on Van Manen's approach. A total of 11 nurses were recruited in capital of Iran, Tehran, Shahrekord and Isfahan, cities of Iran using a purposive sampling method. Data was gathered through semi-structured interviews. Each interview was transcribed verbatim and analyzed simultaneously. Data analysis led to the emergence of five main themes: "Flotation of Merit", "independence of action", "clinical dynamics", "being supported by the society" and "professional interests". The findings of this study can be used by healthcare managers to revise their programs and plan clearly about professional socialization according to nurse's experiences.© IDOSI Publications, 2013.