The Last-Mile Learning of Aboriginal Nursing Students
This study explored the last-mile learning process of aboriginal nursing students. The participants were 48 aboriginal students from the Department of Nursing， who had finished their clinical practicums. Data were collected by observation， semi-structured questionnaire survey， in-depth interviews， and focus group interviews. The strategy of data analysis was based on grounded theory. To enhance the trustworthiness of this study， trust relationship was established with the participants， and different research methodologies including triangulation， peer review， member check， negative cases analysis， and thick description were used.Our results revealed that the subjects’ last-mile learning process included: (1) seeking freedom from constraints as an aboriginal nursing student， (2) switching roles from a nursing student to a novice nurse， (3) searching for emotional outlets in face of challenges， and (4) career exploration. Findings of this study not only shed light on aboriginal students’ learning process during clinical practicums， but also serve as useful references for both aboriginal education and nursing education.
|關鍵詞||紮根理論、最後一哩、原住民、護生、grounded theory、last mile、nursing students、aboriginals|