Undergraduate College Students' Perceptions of Psychiatric Nurses
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
We surveyed undergraduate students' perceptions of psychiatric nurses' effectiveness and analyzed other sources of data. Students reported that psychiatric nurses' strengths include helping in situations that involve psychiatric symptoms, mental health evaluation, and drug abuse. Psychiatric nurses also were said to be effective when helping an individual with psychiatric symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations. Friends or associates, common knowledge, school and education, and movies are some sources bv which students learn about psychiatric nurses. Sources that provided less influential information include insurance carriers, newspapers, and personal experience.
Psychiatric nurses, undergraduate students
Wantz, R., Firmin, M., Stolzfus, M., Ray, B., Holmes, H.,& Geib, E. (2012) Undergraduate students perceptions of psychiatric nurses. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33, 769-776.
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