Student Perspectives on Social Responsibility in Nursing

Crystal C. Shannon


Social responsibility (SR) is a core component of the nursing profession. However, nursing education is challenged in delivering meaningful translation of this topic to students. This potentially reduces the readiness of newly licensed nurses to care for underserved populations. This study explored nursing students’ understanding of SR and the impact on role formation. Results showed students have a limited understanding of SR and limited experiences for development. Recommendations for improvement are offered.


social responsibility, moral development, nursing students

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