An Academic Enhancement Program to Increase Diversity in the Nursing Workforce

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148110
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Academic Enhancement Program to Increase Diversity in the Nursing Workforce
Abstract:
An Academic Enhancement Program to Increase Diversity in the Nursing Workforce
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Wilson, Astrid H., RN, DSN
P.I. Institution Name:Clayton College & State University
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Susan Sanner, MSN, RN, CS, FNP
A major thrust of the nursing profession is to increase diversity in the nursing workforce to better mirror the population of the U.S. One strategy to increase successful nursing educational opportunities was the implementation of a summer enrichment program, Summer Opportunity for Success (SOS). The purpose of this presentation is to describe SOS and share the successful results. SOS has a two-fold goal of recruitment and academic enhancement directed at disadvantaged students. SOS is intended to be an ongoing accelerated series of summer institutes of activities that will focus on critical thinking skill development, test taking skills, reading comprehension, math skills, study skills, and articulation of the English language. Seventeen students successfully completed the 10-week summer semester program and eligible students received a small stipend. Individual learning styles were identified, diagnostic testing was administered using the Stanford Task Form J and the Basic 4 Skills Bank was used for individual skill building. The concepts of time management, study skills, test-taking skills, concept mapping, drug calculations, and APA format were introduced. Each student was required to have a notebook computer in order to engage in online activities and to create a PowerPoint presentation. Evaluation methods of the program included a comparison of the results of the Stanford J and Stanford L and the quality of student work. All students except one were able to bring up their scores to the post high school level as measured on the Stanford L post-test. Student evaluations of the program were positive. This project is supported by funds from the Division of Nursing and the content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any official endorsement be inferred by the DN, BHPr, HRSA, DHHS, or the U.S. Government.
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.titleAn Academic Enhancement Program to Increase Diversity in the Nursing Workforceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148110-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Academic Enhancement Program to Increase Diversity in the Nursing Workforce</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilson, Astrid H., RN, DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Clayton College &amp; State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">astridwilson@mail.clayton.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Sanner, MSN, RN, CS, FNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A major thrust of the nursing profession is to increase diversity in the nursing workforce to better mirror the population of the U.S. One strategy to increase successful nursing educational opportunities was the implementation of a summer enrichment program, Summer Opportunity for Success (SOS). The purpose of this presentation is to describe SOS and share the successful results. SOS has a two-fold goal of recruitment and academic enhancement directed at disadvantaged students. SOS is intended to be an ongoing accelerated series of summer institutes of activities that will focus on critical thinking skill development, test taking skills, reading comprehension, math skills, study skills, and articulation of the English language. Seventeen students successfully completed the 10-week summer semester program and eligible students received a small stipend. Individual learning styles were identified, diagnostic testing was administered using the Stanford Task Form J and the Basic 4 Skills Bank was used for individual skill building. The concepts of time management, study skills, test-taking skills, concept mapping, drug calculations, and APA format were introduced. Each student was required to have a notebook computer in order to engage in online activities and to create a PowerPoint presentation. Evaluation methods of the program included a comparison of the results of the Stanford J and Stanford L and the quality of student work. All students except one were able to bring up their scores to the post high school level as measured on the Stanford L post-test. Student evaluations of the program were positive. This project is supported by funds from the Division of Nursing and the content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any official endorsement be inferred by the DN, BHPr, HRSA, DHHS, or the U.S. Government.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:40:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:40:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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