A Comparison of Nursing Role Conceptions Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Their Nursing Faculty, and Clinical Nurse Mentors

Date of Award

Spring 5-1987

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)



Committee Director

Linda L. Davis

Committee Member

Helen Yura

Committee Member

Karen Smith

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.N8M87


This descriptive study focused on the bureaucratic, professional, and service role conceptions of nurses. It was hypothesized that there are significant differences in the ideal and actual perceptions of these role orientations among baccalaureate nursing students, their nursing faculty, and their clinical nurse mentors. The three subscales of Pieta's 1976 Nursing Role Conception Scale (NRC) were used. The results of a discriminant analysis indicated significant differences in professional and service nursing role conceptions among students and both their nursing faculty and clinical mentors (p


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