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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150639
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Study Habits of Nursing Students in a Baccalaureate Program
Abstract:
Study Habits of Nursing Students in a Baccalaureate Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Sauls, Jenny L., DSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Middle Tennessee State University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Sheila M. Marquart, EdS, MSN, RN
Many factors, including demographic variables, English as a second language, college grade point average (gpa), and ACT scores impact academic success in baccalaureate nursing programs. The literature suggests that the art of study plays a key role in achieving academic success. None of the documented studies included nursing students in the sample. Purpose: Examine the study habits of 234 undergraduate nursing students in a variety of nursing courses in a baccalaureate-nursing program. Sample: Ninety-four percent female with 73% between the ages of 18 and 24. The average GPA is 3.17. Other demographic variables were collected. Goal: Ascertain if a correlation exists between study skills as measured by the Study Habits Inventory (SHI) and GPA. Findings: Preliminary analysis showed that students worked from zero to more than 40 hours per week with 17.2% working more than 20 hours per week. GPAs were lower for those who worked more hours but not significantly different. Although study time varied from less than five to more than 30 hours per week, 49% of the sample spent less than 10 hours per week studying. There was a significant positive correlation between hours spent studying and GPA. Although 18% of the sample has children and 24.9% are married, marital status and number of children had no impact on GPA. Although there was not a significant correlation between current GPA (nursing courses only) and ACT scores, there was a significant correlation between overall GPA and ACT indicating that ACT may be a predictor for general studies success but not for academic success in nursing. Recommendations: The information gleaned from this study will be used to assist nursing students in identifying and developing positive study habits that will positively impact academic goals and ultimate success in nursing school.
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.titleStudy Habits of Nursing Students in a Baccalaureate Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150639-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Study Habits of Nursing Students in a Baccalaureate 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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sauls, Jenny L., DSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Middle Tennessee State University</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">jsauls@mtsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sheila M. Marquart, EdS, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Many factors, including demographic variables, English as a second language, college grade point average (gpa), and ACT scores impact academic success in baccalaureate nursing programs. The literature suggests that the art of study plays a key role in achieving academic success. None of the documented studies included nursing students in the sample. Purpose: Examine the study habits of 234 undergraduate nursing students in a variety of nursing courses in a baccalaureate-nursing program. Sample: Ninety-four percent female with 73% between the ages of 18 and 24. The average GPA is 3.17. Other demographic variables were collected. Goal: Ascertain if a correlation exists between study skills as measured by the Study Habits Inventory (SHI) and GPA. Findings: Preliminary analysis showed that students worked from zero to more than 40 hours per week with 17.2% working more than 20 hours per week. GPAs were lower for those who worked more hours but not significantly different. Although study time varied from less than five to more than 30 hours per week, 49% of the sample spent less than 10 hours per week studying. There was a significant positive correlation between hours spent studying and GPA. Although 18% of the sample has children and 24.9% are married, marital status and number of children had no impact on GPA. Although there was not a significant correlation between current GPA (nursing courses only) and ACT scores, there was a significant correlation between overall GPA and ACT indicating that ACT may be a predictor for general studies success but not for academic success in nursing. Recommendations: The information gleaned from this study will be used to assist nursing students in identifying and developing positive study habits that will positively impact academic goals and ultimate success in nursing school.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:38:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:38:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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