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Social media usage by Saudi undergraduate nursing students and the development of their professional identity: A mixed methods study

posted on 2022-01-10, 22:20 authored by MUNA IBRAHIM H ALHARBI
The professional identity of nursing students involves student nurses perceiving themselves as developing the attributes of nursing professionals. The aim of this study was to explore the influence of social media usage on the development of Saudi undergraduate nursing students' professional identity using an exploratory sequential mixed methods design. It is concluded that the more students purposefully engaged with social media, the more they developed their nursing professional identity. Social media is a powerful tool that can benefit nursing students in many ways, including opening the gate on their path to becoming nurses.


Principal supervisor

Julia Nicole Morphet

Additional supervisor 1

Lisa Kuhn

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Nursing and Midwifery

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences