Mother-baby staff perceptions of nursing students and students' perceptions of mother-baby nursing as a career choice

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149005
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Presentation
Title:
Mother-baby staff perceptions of nursing students and students' perceptions of mother-baby nursing as a career choice
Abstract:
Mother-baby staff perceptions of nursing students and students' perceptions of mother-baby nursing as a career choice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Ellerbee, Susan M., PhD, RNC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Oklahoma
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Jana Pressler, PhD
[Special invitation presentation] Health care agencies use multiple strategies to recruit clinically-competent, compassionate, caring nurses for specific units or positions. These efforts begin during nursing students' clinical rotations. Students' perceptions of the clinical learning environment have been linked to factors such as staff nurse attitudes about the workplace and nurse-student relationships. Approximately 5-6 % of baccalaureate nursing students select maternal-child nursing for their initial work setting after graduation. Of these, most prefer labor and delivery or neonatal intensive care. No published studies have addressed recruitment issues specific to mother-baby/postpartum units. The purpose of this project was to incorporate a team approach, with representatives from two affiliated institutions, to examine recruitment of nurses to mother-baby/postpartum units. Team members included a nurse manager and nurse recruiter from a large, academic medical center and nurse educators from a university-based college of nursing. This poster links findings from two concurrent studies. In one study, mother-baby nurses were interviewed to identify their attitudes about nursing students. Data are being analyzed using qualitative methodology. The second study used a descriptive, time-series, cohort design in which nursing students completed surveys to determine their interest in and impressions of  maternal-child nursing before and after related clinical rotations. Those nursing students will be surveyed again at the end of their nursing program. Common themes will be identified and compared. Based on these data, an evidence-based educational strategy to change negative perceptions and increase the percentage of students who choose mother-baby nursing will be developed and evaluated. Preliminary data from the interviews and surveys will be available in Fall, 2007. Team involvement in the process will also be explored.
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.titleMother-baby staff perceptions of nursing students and students' perceptions of mother-baby nursing as a career choiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149005-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mother-baby staff perceptions of nursing students and students' perceptions of mother-baby nursing as a career choice</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ellerbee, Susan M., PhD, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Oklahoma</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">susan-ellerbee@ouhsc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jana Pressler, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Special invitation presentation] Health care agencies use multiple strategies to recruit clinically-competent, compassionate, caring nurses for specific units or positions. These efforts begin during nursing students' clinical rotations. Students' perceptions of the clinical learning environment have been linked to factors such as staff nurse attitudes about the workplace and nurse-student relationships. Approximately 5-6 % of baccalaureate nursing students select maternal-child nursing for their initial work setting after graduation. Of these, most prefer labor and delivery or neonatal intensive care. No published studies have addressed recruitment issues specific to mother-baby/postpartum units. The purpose of this project was to incorporate a team approach, with representatives from two affiliated institutions, to examine recruitment of nurses to mother-baby/postpartum units. Team members included a nurse manager and nurse recruiter from a large, academic medical center and nurse educators from a university-based college of nursing.&nbsp;This poster links findings from two concurrent studies. In one study, mother-baby nurses were interviewed to identify their attitudes about nursing students. Data are being analyzed using qualitative methodology. The second study used a descriptive, time-series, cohort design in which nursing students completed surveys to determine their interest in and impressions of&nbsp; maternal-child nursing before and after related clinical rotations. Those nursing students will be surveyed again at the end of their nursing program. Common themes will be identified and compared. Based on these data, an evidence-based educational strategy to change negative perceptions and increase the percentage of students who choose mother-baby nursing will be developed and evaluated. Preliminary data from the interviews and surveys will be available in Fall, 2007. Team involvement in the process will also be explored.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:54:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:54:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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