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Seeking knowledge, discovering learning : uncovering the impetus for baccalaureate nursing studies in Malaysian Borneo

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Melanie Birks, K Francis, Ysanne Chapman
Changes to the nursing profession over recent decades have provoked an increasing migration of nursing education into the tertiary sector. For nurses who live and work in developing nations, such as Malaysia, opportunities for further study might be limited, particularly for those located in more remote regions. This paper reports on a research study of registered nurses who undertook baccalaureate degree studies in off-campus mode in Malaysian Borneo. A grounded theory methodology was employed in this research, which is part of a larger study into the nature and outcomes of change experienced as a result of postregistration degree studies. This paper explores the reasons why nurses in this location enrolled in one such course and the extent to which completion of their studies addressed their motivational goals. The findings indicate that the experience of learning and acquisition of knowledge was well beyond what was expected, resulting in a sense of achievement that was similarly unanticipated.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

15

Start Page

164

End Page

171

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1440-172X

ISSN

1322-7114

Location

Australia

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Monash University; Not affiliated to a Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of nursing practice.