Evidence shows that nurses between 21 and 35 have the highest dissatisfaction from their work because they do not have the necessary experience, and they are not competent enough to meet the patients' needs and provide care with high quality .
Having competencies essential for nurses to provide care for patients .
The aim of this qualitative research was to clarify the role of clinical work during studying in novice nurses' clinical competence.
Clinical competence described as functional efficiency and the ability to combine skills, knowledge, attitudes, and amounts in particular status of function .
After coding all interviews, 1250 original codes were derived.
The themes extracted included: task rearing, personality rearing, knowledge rearing, and profession rearing roles of clinical work during studying.
Benner (1982) established competence of nurses as the capacity to work with desired results under different conditions of real work.
According to Benner (1984), competence is a progressive experience over five stages: beginner, advanced beginner, competent, proficient and specialist.
Conclusion: Working during studying can affect performance, personality, knowledge, and professional perspectives of novice nurses.
Given the differences that may exist in clinical competencies of novice nurses with and without clinical work experience, it is important to pay more attention to this issue and emphasize on their learning in this period.