The Experiences of Students With English as a Second Language in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150779
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Presentation
Title:
The Experiences of Students With English as a Second Language in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Abstract:
The Experiences of Students With English as a Second Language in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Sanner, Susan J., MS, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:Clayton College & State University
Objective: The objective of this qualitative study was to describe the experiences of students with English as a second language (ESL) in a baccalaureate -nursing program as a way of improving student retention. Through gaining an understanding of their experiences, nurse educators may be able significantly impact the success of diverse nursing students ultimately increasing the workforce diversity. Design: A qualitative design was used for this study. Population and Setting: Participants in this study were recruited from ESL students enrolled in a nursing program in Georgia. Specifically, participants were comprised of a convenience sample of minority students with ESL enrolled in the Fall 2002 nursing class. All had minority status, ESL, and demonstrated academic difficulty as defined in this study. Interviews were conducted at locations convenient for the participants. All chose to have their interviews conducted in the nursing department. Methods: The method selected to implement the study was Seidman’s approach to in-depth interviewing. This model uses a series of three separate interviews (interview one was Focused Life History; interview two was Details of the Experience; interview three was Reflection on the Meaning). Behavior may become more meaningful when placed in the context of the participants’ lives and the lives of those around them. Findings: The findings revealed that ESL students have preferred learning styles, are concerned about reading comprehension and balancing situations that affect their academic performance including work. Teaching strategies that may be helpful to all students regardless of language status are presented. Conclusions: ESL students are capable of being successful in the nursing program when encouraged by culturally competent faculty who exhibit the desire to help them to do so. Implications: Faculty who relate to their students in a culturally competent way can improve student performance. Improved student performance will help to increase the nursing workforce diversity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Experiences of Students With English as a Second Language in a Baccalaureate Nursing Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150779-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Experiences of Students With English as a Second Language in a Baccalaureate Nursing 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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sanner, Susan J., MS, FNP</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-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">SusanSanner@mail.clayton.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The objective of this qualitative study was to describe the experiences of students with English as a second language (ESL) in a baccalaureate -nursing program as a way of improving student retention. Through gaining an understanding of their experiences, nurse educators may be able significantly impact the success of diverse nursing students ultimately increasing the workforce diversity. Design: A qualitative design was used for this study. Population and Setting: Participants in this study were recruited from ESL students enrolled in a nursing program in Georgia. Specifically, participants were comprised of a convenience sample of minority students with ESL enrolled in the Fall 2002 nursing class. All had minority status, ESL, and demonstrated academic difficulty as defined in this study. Interviews were conducted at locations convenient for the participants. All chose to have their interviews conducted in the nursing department. Methods: The method selected to implement the study was Seidman&rsquo;s approach to in-depth interviewing. This model uses a series of three separate interviews (interview one was Focused Life History; interview two was Details of the Experience; interview three was Reflection on the Meaning). Behavior may become more meaningful when placed in the context of the participants&rsquo; lives and the lives of those around them. Findings: The findings revealed that ESL students have preferred learning styles, are concerned about reading comprehension and balancing situations that affect their academic performance including work. Teaching strategies that may be helpful to all students regardless of language status are presented. Conclusions: ESL students are capable of being successful in the nursing program when encouraged by culturally competent faculty who exhibit the desire to help them to do so. Implications: Faculty who relate to their students in a culturally competent way can improve student performance. Improved student performance will help to increase the nursing workforce diversity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:42:39Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:42:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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