One of the great needs of young people is guidance. It is not easy for the student who enters a school of nursing to make the necessary adjustments within the profession and environment without problems. Students at the Bangkok Sanitarium and Hospital School of Nursing in Thailand are no exception, and a large number withdraw from the program before graduation. Students at this institution represent many different nationalities, cultures, customs, and religions, and much guidance is needed.

It was the purpose of this study to prepare a plan for a guidance program for the Bangkok Sanitarium and Hospital School of Nursing. A review of literature revealed that some of the students who were unable to get along in the school due to the above mentioned differences might be saved to the profession with an adequate guidance program.

The faculty responded to a questionnaire and indicated that a guidance program is needed for all students. Their willingness to take part in the program if it were organized was strongly indicated. Student answers to a questionnaire revealed a lack of understanding of the school's principles and religious beliefs. The majority of students were satisfied in the main with school activities, religious programs and the dormitory rules. Some changes were suggested.

From the faculty and students* recommendations, along with findings from literature, a proposed guidance program was developed. The program was prepared around seven areas: (1) purpose and organization of a guidance program for the B.S.N., (2) guidance pre-admission and post graduation, (3) student orientation activities, (4) counseling activities, (5) recreational and social activities, (6) religious activities, and (7) faculty growth in guidance and counseling.

It was intended that the program for the students could be administered properly and adequately, that the program would establish better understanding between the faculty and the students and would decrease the number of withdrawals in the future.

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Graduate School

First Advisor

Maxine Atteberry

Second Advisor

R. Maureen Maxwell

Third Advisor

Raymond S. Moore

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings

Counseling; Nurses -- Thailand

Subject - Local

Bangkok Adventist Hospital. School of Nursing



Page Count

viii; 65

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