Promoting Student Success Through a Multidimensional BSN Mentoring and Leadership Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147925
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting Student Success Through a Multidimensional BSN Mentoring and Leadership Program
Abstract:
Promoting Student Success Through a Multidimensional BSN Mentoring and Leadership Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Gonzales, Irene, PhD, RN, CNP
P.I. Institution Name:San Jose State University
Title:Associate Professor--Pediatrics
Co-Authors:Sue Malloy, EdD, MSN; Katherine Abriam-Yago, EdD; Peggy Mayer, MS, RN
Background: Historically, retention programs in nursing schools have consisted of tutoring and special academic skills sessions concentrating on at-risk students. This presentation focuses on a mentoring program used at a northern California university, with 630 nursing majors. It outlines a comprehensive approach and the use of multifaceted resources to assist in student success as evidenced by decreased attrition rates, successful RN-NCLEX passing rates, and increased student satisfaction. Strategies: Five mentoring approaches promoting student success have been developed at San Jose State University: 1) In 1999, a cohort of diverse student applicants participated in a 5-week summer transition program for pre-nursing majors. Program outcomes included role clarification, skills development, support system development and academic resource utilization. 2) Formalized ethnic student organizations have evolved to promote leadership, collegiality and peer support. 3) Since 1988, a faculty position became an integrated into an ongoing student retention program. 4) An informal peer-mentoring network was established to support at risk students. 5) A large grant was awarded to accelerate RN/LVN-to-BSN completion rates. Outcomes and Implications: Utilization of these mentoring approaches have resulted in decreased attrition rates, satisfactory NCLEX passing rates, and increased student satisfaction. Twenty-one students entering a nursing program after completion of the summer transition program successfully completed their nursing program and entered into practice. Thirty-eight RN/LVN-to-BSN students were awarded stipends that enabled them to enroll in full-time versus part-time study, resulting in faster degree completion and entry into the workforce. Qualitative student responses indicated increased student satisfaction with their nursing school experience. Additional outcomes of this comprehensive approach to mentoring include the development of a mentorship model, several faculty and student leadership workshops, and curriculum improvement in assessment, planning and evaluation. This highly multiethnic student population has assumed a variety of nursing leadership roles, advanced practice positions and pursued further scholarly endeavors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePromoting Student Success Through a Multidimensional BSN Mentoring and Leadership Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147925-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Promoting Student Success Through a Multidimensional BSN Mentoring and Leadership Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gonzales, Irene, PhD, RN, CNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">San Jose State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor--Pediatrics</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">igonzales@son.sjsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sue Malloy, EdD, MSN; Katherine Abriam-Yago, EdD; Peggy Mayer, MS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Historically, retention programs in nursing schools have consisted of tutoring and special academic skills sessions concentrating on at-risk students. This presentation focuses on a mentoring program used at a northern California university, with 630 nursing majors. It outlines a comprehensive approach and the use of multifaceted resources to assist in student success as evidenced by decreased attrition rates, successful RN-NCLEX passing rates, and increased student satisfaction. Strategies: Five mentoring approaches promoting student success have been developed at San Jose State University: 1) In 1999, a cohort of diverse student applicants participated in a 5-week summer transition program for pre-nursing majors. Program outcomes included role clarification, skills development, support system development and academic resource utilization. 2) Formalized ethnic student organizations have evolved to promote leadership, collegiality and peer support. 3) Since 1988, a faculty position became an integrated into an ongoing student retention program. 4) An informal peer-mentoring network was established to support at risk students. 5) A large grant was awarded to accelerate RN/LVN-to-BSN completion rates. Outcomes and Implications: Utilization of these mentoring approaches have resulted in decreased attrition rates, satisfactory NCLEX passing rates, and increased student satisfaction. Twenty-one students entering a nursing program after completion of the summer transition program successfully completed their nursing program and entered into practice. Thirty-eight RN/LVN-to-BSN students were awarded stipends that enabled them to enroll in full-time versus part-time study, resulting in faster degree completion and entry into the workforce. Qualitative student responses indicated increased student satisfaction with their nursing school experience. Additional outcomes of this comprehensive approach to mentoring include the development of a mentorship model, several faculty and student leadership workshops, and curriculum improvement in assessment, planning and evaluation. This highly multiethnic student population has assumed a variety of nursing leadership roles, advanced practice positions and pursued further scholarly endeavors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:38:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:38:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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