Paper Title
Bullying Among Nursing Intern Students: Factors and Consequences

Background: Bullying is worldwide endlessly experienced by nurses from education to workplace, nursing intern students are at the greater risk of being subjected to training intimidation. Design: A descriptive - exploratory design. Aim and Objectives: to identify the factors and consequences of clinical training bullying as experienced by faculty of nursing intern students. Methods: A purposive sampling technique was used to recruit 242 intern students who registered, trained in 2019-2020 academic year and were bullied. Results: The findings indicated that (84.6%) of faculty of nursing intern students were bullied. The highest experienced mean form of bullying was “training related bullying” ( =0.91). The highest percentage of students (30%) considered unit head nurse was the bully, less than (20%) of students reported bullying if experienced or witnessed it. There were statistical significant relations between experiencing of bullying students’ age, social status, educational level before enrollment to faculty, university of graduation and current health status. Conclusion: It was concluded that the majority of students experienced many forms of under-reported bullying with negative effect and consequences on their well-being. Bullying should be addressed firstly in study years before graduation, then at healthcare working settings. Keywords - Bullying, Consequences, Factors, Nursing Intern students.