Exploring the Experience of Uundergraduate Students from Nursing Grand Round: A Conventional Content Analysis

  • Javadinejad M MSc of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Critical Care Nursing, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Bahramnezhad F PhD, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran .
Keywords: nursing students, Nursing Grand Round, qualitative study, content analysis


Introduction: Nursing grand rounds are one of the potential factors for providing up-to-date evidence to nurses and nursing students and their use at the patient's bedside. Identifying the visible and hidden angles of this experience can help to improve this approach.  Based on this, this study was exploring the experience of undergraduate nursing students from Grand Round.

Methods: This study is part of a qualitative study with an exploratory sequential interventional combined approach that was conducted with the help of conventional content analysis. For this purpose, 25 undergraduate nursing students of the 7th semester, who had internship experience in intensive care units in the Grand Round method, were purposefully included in the study. Then, with the help of semi-structured, in-depth, and face-to-face interviews with an average of 40 to 60 minutes, the experiences of these participants were extracted and after recording and implementation, they were analyzed with the help of Granheim and Lundman's approach.

Results: The mean± SD age of these students was 21.3 ± 10.8 years. From a total of 25 interviews conducted with the participants, 423 primary codes were extracted. After merging the codes that had similar content and meaning, three main categories of internship purposefulness, withdrawal from island education and perceived challenges appeared with 9 subcategories.

Conclusion: Since the participants in the study claimed that with the help of this approach, education at the bedside is targeted and in fact, they are faced with a new approach in education, it is necessary to take steps to identify this approach and try to solve the challenge of this approach.