The experiences of undergraduate women nursing students : a feminist study

Mee, Jenny (2006) The experiences of undergraduate women nursing students : a feminist study. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study explores the experiences of women undergraduate nursing students within a feminist framework. In enquiring into the lives of undergraduate women nurses, this study sought to develop a deeper understanding of the social, historical and political factors that shape the lives of these women. An important aim of the study was to provide the women participants a political voice by which they could communicate their experiences.

The methodology is developed from the theoretical insights of a range of feminist theorists and researchers and draws on some fundamental assumptions about the gendered social location of women. The study sought to test out these assumptions through an exploration of key themes within data collected from unstructured interviews with a purposeful sample of 13 undergraduate women students from a School of Nursing within a major Brisbane university. The emerging themes reveal that women have roles that are gendered in construction and that their personal stresses and traumas are shaped by gender role construction.

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ID Code: 16373
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Windsor, Carol
Keywords: nursing student, feminist, political voice, gendered social location
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Department: Faculty of Health
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Jenny Mee
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 04:02
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:46

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