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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148503
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The image of nursing among high school guidance counselors
Abstract:
The image of nursing among high school guidance counselors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1991
Author:Ponton, Karen, MA/AM
P.I. Institution Name:Connecticut Nurses Association
Title:Executive Director
Problem Statement: This national survey investigated the image of

nursing held by high school guidance counselors. Projections

indicate that the demand for nurses with baccalaureate and higher

degrees will exceed the number available by the year 2000. Given

these projections, nursing must understand groups, such as high

school guidance counselors, that can tap this limited supply.



Questions/Hypothesis: Specific questions included:

- What contact do guidance counselors have with the media portrayal

of nursing?

- What contact do guidance counselors have with nurses?

- How do guidance counselors view nursing?

- What advice do guidance counselors give high school students

about nursing as a career?



Conceptual Base/Literature Review: High school students often seek

the advice of guidance counselors when choosing careers. Much of

this advice may be influenced by the image of careers portrayed in

the media, which may or may not be accurate. Recent investigations

have found the media portrayal of nursing to be stereotypic, sexist

and derogatory. If nursing is to use guidance counselors in its

efforts to recruit students into the profession, it is vital that

they have an accurate image of nursing.



Method/Design/Sample Description: Utilizing a survey design, 500

guidance counselors were randomly sampled from the 1504 current

members of the National Association of College Admission

Counselors.



Instruments/Data Collection: Data was collected in May 1990 through

mail distribution and return of The Image of Professional Nursing

Questionnaire (revised). Three hundred and thirteen questionnaires

were returned for a response rate of 63 percent.



Procedures: Percentages, cross-tabulations and content analysis

were used.



Findings: This study found that although contact with the media was

the highest for the television series M*A*S*H and the film and

novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the sample held a different

and more positive image of nursing than the media presented.

Nurses were perceived as caring, autonomous and educated

individuals whose role in health care is vital. This might be

explained by the high degree of personal contact that the sample

had with nurses. Eighty-one percent reported having a nurse as a

friend; 52 percent reported a nurse as a colleague; 45 percent had

a relative as a nurse; and 73 percent had been cared for at some point

by a nurse. In addition, the sample believed baccalaureate nursing

education was essential for providing quality health care and most

often referred students interested in nursing to baccalaureate

programs.



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.titleThe image of nursing among high school guidance counselorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148503-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The image of nursing among high school guidance counselors</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">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ponton, Karen, MA/AM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Connecticut Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Executive Director</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem Statement: This national survey investigated the image of<br/><br/>nursing held by high school guidance counselors. Projections<br/><br/>indicate that the demand for nurses with baccalaureate and higher<br/><br/>degrees will exceed the number available by the year 2000. Given<br/><br/>these projections, nursing must understand groups, such as high<br/><br/>school guidance counselors, that can tap this limited supply.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Questions/Hypothesis: Specific questions included:<br/><br/>- What contact do guidance counselors have with the media portrayal<br/><br/>of nursing?<br/><br/>- What contact do guidance counselors have with nurses?<br/><br/>- How do guidance counselors view nursing?<br/><br/>- What advice do guidance counselors give high school students<br/><br/>about nursing as a career?<br/><br/><br/><br/>Conceptual Base/Literature Review: High school students often seek<br/><br/>the advice of guidance counselors when choosing careers. Much of<br/><br/>this advice may be influenced by the image of careers portrayed in<br/><br/>the media, which may or may not be accurate. Recent investigations<br/><br/>have found the media portrayal of nursing to be stereotypic, sexist<br/><br/>and derogatory. If nursing is to use guidance counselors in its<br/><br/>efforts to recruit students into the profession, it is vital that<br/><br/>they have an accurate image of nursing.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Method/Design/Sample Description: Utilizing a survey design, 500<br/><br/>guidance counselors were randomly sampled from the 1504 current<br/><br/>members of the National Association of College Admission<br/><br/>Counselors.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Instruments/Data Collection: Data was collected in May 1990 through<br/><br/>mail distribution and return of The Image of Professional Nursing<br/><br/>Questionnaire (revised). Three hundred and thirteen questionnaires<br/><br/>were returned for a response rate of 63 percent.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Procedures: Percentages, cross-tabulations and content analysis<br/><br/>were used.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Findings: This study found that although contact with the media was<br/><br/>the highest for the television series M*A*S*H and the film and<br/><br/>novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the sample held a different<br/><br/>and more positive image of nursing than the media presented.<br/><br/>Nurses were perceived as caring, autonomous and educated<br/><br/>individuals whose role in health care is vital. This might be<br/><br/>explained by the high degree of personal contact that the sample<br/><br/>had with nurses. Eighty-one percent reported having a nurse as a<br/><br/>friend; 52 percent reported a nurse as a colleague; 45 percent had<br/><br/>a relative as a nurse; and 73 percent had been cared for at some point<br/><br/>by a nurse. In addition, the sample believed baccalaureate nursing<br/><br/>education was essential for providing quality health care and most<br/><br/>often referred students interested in nursing to baccalaureate<br/><br/>programs.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:46:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:46:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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