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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151089
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Students Perceptions About Caring for Veterans
Abstract:
Nursing Students Perceptions About Caring for Veterans
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lippman, Doris Troth, EdD, APRN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Fairfield University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Jaclyn Conelius, FNP-BC; Sadiann Ozment, MPH, BS
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: In 2007, the Department of Veterans Affairs established the VA Nursing Academy with the goal of increasing the number of nursing students is prepared to care for Veterans. Students in this program learn to how to provide the highest standard of healthcare to Veterans. Methods: The Watson theory of transpersonal caring was chosen as the theoretical framework (Watson, 1996). Using the survey, Perceptions of Nursing Students About Caring for Veterans (Lippman and Ozment, 2007) the authors were able to evaluate the students' perception of their efficacy to care for the Veteran population.  Specific items queried student perceptions about health. Following IRB approval by Fairfield University, Connecticut data collection began. The tool was administered to a cohort of second degree BSN students before their first and after their last clinical practicum at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. The student's perceptions were measured using the following statistical tools: descriptive statistics including means, standard deviations, frequencies, percentages and t-tests. Results: An analysis of the results indicated there was a change in a positive direction in the nursing students' perception of their ability to care for Veterans. For example, item #2 indicated most students initially disagreed with the statement, "I feel confident in my ability to communicate with Veterans who have served during different wars," compared to strongly agreeing at the end of the program. Conclusion: These nursing students will have an increased vigilance when providing care to Veterans in any clinical settings. Additionally, these findings will be used to educate future nursing students in the care of Veterans.
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.titleNursing Students Perceptions About Caring for Veteransen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151089-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Students Perceptions About Caring for Veterans</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lippman, Doris Troth, EdD, APRN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fairfield 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">llippman@fairfield.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jaclyn Conelius, FNP-BC; Sadiann Ozment, MPH, BS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: In 2007, the Department of Veterans Affairs established the VA Nursing Academy with the goal of increasing the number of nursing students is prepared to care for Veterans. Students in this program learn to how to provide the highest standard of healthcare to Veterans. Methods: The Watson theory of transpersonal caring was chosen as the theoretical framework (Watson, 1996). Using the survey, Perceptions of Nursing Students About Caring for Veterans (Lippman and Ozment, 2007) the authors were able to evaluate the students' perception of their efficacy to care for the Veteran population. &nbsp;Specific items queried student perceptions about health. Following IRB approval by Fairfield University, Connecticut data collection began. The tool was administered to a cohort of second degree BSN students before their first and after their last clinical practicum at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. The student's perceptions were measured using the following statistical tools: descriptive statistics including means, standard deviations, frequencies, percentages and t-tests. Results: An analysis of the results indicated there was a change in a positive direction in the nursing students' perception of their ability to care for Veterans. For example, item #2 indicated most students initially disagreed with the statement, &quot;I feel confident in my ability to communicate with Veterans who have served during different wars,&quot; compared to strongly agreeing at the end of the program. Conclusion: These nursing students will have an increased vigilance when providing care to Veterans in any clinical settings. Additionally, these findings will be used to educate future nursing students in the care of Veterans.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:51:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:51:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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