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Original Article
Nursing Students' Experience in Community Health Center Practice
Hyun Joo Park, In Sun Jang
Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing 2014;21(2):188-199.
Published online: April 4, 2014

1Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Dong-Eui Institute of Technology College, Korea.

2Full-time Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Korean Bible University, Korea.

• Received: March 31, 2010   • Revised: June 14, 2010   • Accepted: June 17, 2010

© 2010 Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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  • Purpose
    The objective of this study was to understand the meaning of experience on community health centers (post) practice of nursing students.
  • Methods
    This is qualitative research using focus groups. Data were collected through in-depth interviews performed from November 10 to December 11, 2009. The focus group interviews were conducted to 22 nursing students on their subjective experiences. The data were analyzed by the Colaizzi's method, in which the meaningful statements were extracted.
  • Results
    Seven theme-clusters were identified from fourteen themes and thirty-one sub-themes. The seven theme-clusters were 1) widening of experiences; 2) feeling of warm heart; 3) feeling of satisfaction; 4) feeling of being unfulfilled; 5) difficulties; 6) new awareness; and 7) good memories.
  • Conclusion
    Through a variety of relationships and self-regulation in community health centers (post) practice, the nursing students may have the feeling of worthiness, new awareness of community nursing, and visions for the future to rebuild.
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