Satisfying and Stressful Incidents Reported by Students During the First Two Years of a New Baccalaureate Programme in Nursing

Helen Elfert


"What is it like to go through nursing school from the student's point of view?" This was the question behind a study done by Fox and Diamond (1964), and expresses the reason for using the same technique with students in a new baccalaureate programme at the University of British Columbia. The students whose answers are discussed here were the first class to be admitted to a newly revised baccalaureate programme in nursing. Not only were they the first taught with a new curriculum, they were the largest entering class in U.B.C.'s history (three times the size of previous classes). It was therefore of interest to the faculty to have some ideas of how students perceived their experiences.

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