- Volume 19 Issue 2
The purpose of this study is to deeply understand the college life experiences of older nursing students. We interviewed 7 older nursing students, and analyzed the data through Colaizzi's method which is one of the phenomenological research methods. There were 108 meaningful statements derived from the original data. It was composed of 20 themes, confirming the relationship with the original data. The 8 theme clusters and the five categories were organized. The five categories are: 'hardship of study', 'a solitary drifting ship', 'confront prejudice', 'weapons for only me', and 'a flower of hope'. As results of this study, it can be suggested that the development of an adaptive program for older nursing students.
Older Nursing Student;College Life Experience