2017, Cilt 4, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 001-014
Conference-Related Opinions of the Nursing Students Who Participated in the 13th National Nursing Students Conference
Sevilay HİNTİSTAN1, Seçil Gülhan GÜNER1, Betül BAYRAK2
1Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Trabzon, Türkiye
2Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Esasları ve Yönetim Anabilim Dalı, Trabzon, Türkiye
Keywords: Conference, nurse, profession, student

Aim: This study was conducted to identify the conference-related opinions of the nursing students who participated in the 13th National Nursing Students Conference.

Material and Methods: The sample of this descriptive study was composed of 381 nursing students who participated in 13th National Nursing Students Conference held between May 1-3, 2014. The data were gathered with face to face interview technique by using a questionnaire designed by the researchers. Numbers and percentages were used for data analysis.

Results: Mean age of the participant nursing students was 21.8±1.5. The students stated that the congress contributed to their professional growth (98.7%), increased their motivation and enthusiasm for nursing profession (92.4%), enabled them to understand problems of nursing profession better (91.6%), announcement of the congress was on time (89.5%) and students should be informed and supported about the participation in the future nursing students conferences by the managements of nursing schools (99.7%).

Conclusion: 13th National Nursing Students Conference held for nursing students was found useful in terms of students’ professional growth. It was also recommended that opinions of the students should be taken into consideration for future nursing students conferences.