head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2021, vol. 27, issue4
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021274.4025
Published online: 11 October 2021

Original article

J of IMAB. 2021 Oct-Dec;27(4):4025-4029
Snezhana Dragusheva1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Penka Petleshkova2ORCID logo, Petya Kasnakova3ORCID logo, Teodora Stoeva4ORCID logo,
1) Department of Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2) Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical Faculty, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
3) Medical College, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
4) Department of Health Care Management, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The choice of an occupation is an important step in everyone's life. The greatest risk that a wrong choice entails is for the person to be forced to do a job he/she does not enjoy. So careers advice is a vital prerequisite for a successful career. Experience shows that an effective career is directly dependent on the successful choice of an occupation. The performance of various tasks during the pre-graduation traineeship of future nurses will make them feel satisfied with the profession they have chosen and will act as a stimulus for them to practice the said profession.
Aim: This study aims to verify the formation and improvement of professional skills and qualities of the nurses-to-be during their pre-graduation traineeship.
Material and methods: We have surveyed the opinions of trainee nurses, students majoring in 'Nursing', as well as those of their mentors in the university hospitals and clinics.
Results and discussion: It is a positive fact that for the surveyed students, the most important is the moral qualities that correspond to the moral values in the nursing profession. The fact that the respondents' rate as most significant moral qualities, such as honesty, integrity, responsibility, responsiveness and empathy, can serve as grounds for positive forecasts concerning the future development of the students, provided their further development is organized correctly.   
Conclusion: We have established that professional skills and qualities are developed and improved during the pre-graduation traineeship of the future nurses.

Keywords: professional skills, competencies and qualities, future nurses, pre-graduation traineeship,

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Please cite this article as: Dragusheva S, Petleshkova P, Kasnakova P, Stoeva T. Development and improvement of professional skills and qualities of future nurses during their pre-graduation traineeship. J of IMAB. 2021 Oct-Dec;27(4):4025-4029. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021274.4025

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Snezhana Dragusheva, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Plovdiv; 15A, Vasil Aprilov Blvd., Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail: sdragusheva68@gmail.com

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Received: 23 March 2021
Published online: 11 October 2021

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