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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150376
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Nursing Retention and Academic Success Program (N-RASP)
Abstract:
The Nursing Retention and Academic Success Program (N-RASP)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Watkins, Mary, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Delaware State University
Title:Professor
Introduction: Today, there is still an underrepresentation of individuals from culturally diverse populations serving as health care professionals including registered nurses in the U.S., while at the same time morbidity and mortality rates caused by the major health problems of this era are still highest among those from minority groups. The N-RASP Program was designed to retain nursing students from diverse cultural backgrounds in the nursing program to successful graduation and the meeting of licensure requirements to become registered nurses; thus making more nurses from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds, available in the health care delivery system to provide care to vulnerable populations at highest risks for morbidity and mortality. Specific Project Objectives: The Nursing Student Retention and Academic Success Project (N-RASP) has five specific objectives. (1) Provide financial support for nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds. (2) Provide academic support for nursing students from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. (3) Prepare nursing faculty to work effectively with nursing students from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. (4) Increase retention and graduation rates of students who enter the program from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. (5) Prepare nursing students to become health educators with skill and expertise facilitating health promotion and disease prevention activities among vulnerable populations in areas of HIV-AIDS and smoking cessation. Strategies that have been successful over the two year period of the project have included the following benefits for students: tutoring, mentoring, self esteem building activities, increased study time, fewer work hours, participation in community service activities, professional development activities and individualized attention from a full time retention specialist supported by the project. Faculty have benefited from the project through professional development, diversity training, advisement workshops and enhancement of critical thinking teach skills for this population of students. The major outcome of the project has resulted in an increased retention rate of 34% between students who participated in N-RASP for two years over those students who did not have the benefit of two years in the program.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Nursing Retention and Academic Success Program (N-RASP)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150376-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Nursing Retention and Academic Success Program (N-RASP)</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Watkins, Mary, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Delaware State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mwatkins@dsc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Today, there is still an underrepresentation of individuals from culturally diverse populations serving as health care professionals including registered nurses in the U.S., while at the same time morbidity and mortality rates caused by the major health problems of this era are still highest among those from minority groups. The N-RASP Program was designed to retain nursing students from diverse cultural backgrounds in the nursing program to successful graduation and the meeting of licensure requirements to become registered nurses; thus making more nurses from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds, available in the health care delivery system to provide care to vulnerable populations at highest risks for morbidity and mortality. Specific Project Objectives: The Nursing Student Retention and Academic Success Project (N-RASP) has five specific objectives. (1) Provide financial support for nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds. (2) Provide academic support for nursing students from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. (3) Prepare nursing faculty to work effectively with nursing students from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. (4) Increase retention and graduation rates of students who enter the program from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. (5) Prepare nursing students to become health educators with skill and expertise facilitating health promotion and disease prevention activities among vulnerable populations in areas of HIV-AIDS and smoking cessation. Strategies that have been successful over the two year period of the project have included the following benefits for students: tutoring, mentoring, self esteem building activities, increased study time, fewer work hours, participation in community service activities, professional development activities and individualized attention from a full time retention specialist supported by the project. Faculty have benefited from the project through professional development, diversity training, advisement workshops and enhancement of critical thinking teach skills for this population of students. The major outcome of the project has resulted in an increased retention rate of 34% between students who participated in N-RASP for two years over those students who did not have the benefit of two years in the program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:22:59Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:22:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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