WORK MEANS LIFE FOR NURSES, BUT THEY DIDN'T PREPARE FOR WORK, A QUALITATIVE STUDY
 
Nikbakht Nasrabadi, A. and Movaghari, M.R., Tehran School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran
 
This study has revealed the lived nursing experiences amongst a group of qualified nurses in Iran. The study of these experiences add our knowledge to the understanding of nursing as a whole as well as help us to hear their immediate voices directly and also give us an opportunity to be with them who fell loneliness. In this qualitative research data were collected through series of in-depth interviews with more than 15 qualified nurses. The data analysis involved repeated readings, reflecting, coding, categorizing, validation of codes and search for emerging patterns and meanings within a phenomenological frame of reference (Thematic Analysis). In order for nurses to be caring with their patients, they must feel cared for and valued by people and by their managers and institutions, in which they work. Creating a positive, supportive and desirable work atmosphere and promotion of a political and public support seems to be having strong roles for increasing work motivation amongst nurses in Iran. They not adequately prepared to work as nurse philosophically so it is also an urgent need to change the nursing education curriculum with a new creative culturally based philosophical perspective. They also need to be empowered effectively to deal with these memorable challenges through their education and work.