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The Relationship between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Nursing Students’ Sense of Belonging: The Experiences and Nursing Education Management of Pre-Service Nursing Professionals

Woosong Language Institute, Woosong University, Daejeon 34514, Korea
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(16), 5848; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165848
Received: 29 June 2020 / Revised: 10 August 2020 / Accepted: 11 August 2020 / Published: 12 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Survey about Psychological Health)
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the orders and structures of societies, particularly in the fields of medical and nursing professions. The researcher aims to understand the experiences, sense of belonging, and decision-making processes about Japanese pre-service nursing students and how the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, and lockdown has influenced their understanding as pre-service nursing professionals in Japan. As this study focuses on the issues of pre-service nursing students, the researcher invited forty-nine pre-service nursing students for a virtual interview due to the recommendation of social distancing. To increase the coverage of the population, the researcher employed snowball sampling to recruit participants from all over Japan. Although the COVID-19 pandemic influenced the overall performance of the medical and nursing professions, all participants showed a sense of belonging as Japanese citizens and nursing professionals due to the natural disaster of their country. More importantly, all expressed their desires and missions to upgrade and improve the overall performance of the public health system due to the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results discovered that many Japanese nursing students advocated that Japan’s national development, the benefits and advantages of their country, were of a greater importance than their own personal development and goals. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; nursing education; nursing student; pre-service nursing professional; public health development; sense of belonging; social distancing COVID-19 pandemic; nursing education; nursing student; pre-service nursing professional; public health development; sense of belonging; social distancing
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Santos, L.M.D. The Relationship between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Nursing Students’ Sense of Belonging: The Experiences and Nursing Education Management of Pre-Service Nursing Professionals. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5848. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165848

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Santos LMD. The Relationship between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Nursing Students’ Sense of Belonging: The Experiences and Nursing Education Management of Pre-Service Nursing Professionals. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(16):5848. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165848

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Santos, Luis M.D. 2020. "The Relationship between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Nursing Students’ Sense of Belonging: The Experiences and Nursing Education Management of Pre-Service Nursing Professionals" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 16: 5848. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165848

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