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|Authors ||:||松本, 千晴|
|Issue Date ||:||30-Mar-2012 |
|Citation jtitle ||:||熊本大学医学部保健学科紀要|
|start page ||:||61|
|end page ||:||70|
|Abstract ||:||The aim of this study is to identify the current state of applications for the Public Health Nurse (PHN) course in School of Health Sciences, Kumamoto University, the number of students taking employment examinations and the final employment status of its graduates. We will also consider and discuss ways of supporting students.
The 316 students who graduated between 2007 to 2010, were asked to fill in a questionnaire after they had received an official job offer. Several questions were asked, including their preferred occupation when they entered university; their final chosen occupation and the reasons they chose it; whether they took the PHN exam or not; and if they have a desire to become a PHN in the future.
The number of students who desired to become a PHN at the time they entered school was 75, which comprises 27 % of the total number of students. Among the 75 applicants, 38 (50.7%) took the employment examination, and 20 applicants (52.6%) got a job. Usually students needed to sit for the examinations several times.
Half of the students changed their career from a PHN to other occupations. The reasons for the among those who changed their occupation from a PHN to nurse or midwife were, a change in their desired career through the learning process, desiring an improved career as a nurse, and the difficulty of the employment examination.
Additionally, 40% of the total number of students said they might considered becoming a PHN after a few years of working.
To help support PHN applicants, it is necessary to inform them of the bleak employment situation of PHN in the early stage of their studies in order to prepare them for the examination, and to continuously provide support for students during the period when they are taking employment examinations.|
|Type Local ||:||紀要論文|
|Appears in Collections||:||Bulletin of Kumamoto University, School of Health Sciences (Medicine)|
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