Nursing Student Pediatric Experience with Girl Scouts of America: Measurement of Outcomes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151234
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Student Pediatric Experience with Girl Scouts of America: Measurement of Outcomes
Abstract:
Nursing Student Pediatric Experience with Girl Scouts of America: Measurement of Outcomes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Bradley, Patricia, MEd, MS, RN, CNE
P.I. Institution Name:Scripps Memorial Hospital
Title:Director, Education and Research
Co-Authors:Jane West, MA, MSN, RN, PNP
[Research Presentation] Background: There is an acute shortage of pediatric clinical experiences for community college nursing students due to the limited number of facilities in relation to the increased number of students. Nursing studentsáneed toáhave experiences related toágrowth andádevelopment andáteaching of children. Nursing students assisting Girl Scouts to meet the criteria for merit badges may be an alternative clinical learning experience. Method: An exploratory study focused on the learning outcomes of first year nursing students who assisted Girl Scouts in obtaining merit badges (Women's Health, Child Care, Family Living, Nursing Explorations and Emergency Preparedness).áA convenience sample of 28 students organized into groups created specific merit badge teaching plans that reflected teaching and growth and development principles. Students organized the community event and taught visiting Girl Scout troops. The nursing students completed a learning survey usingáLikert scales and open ended questions. Girl Scouts and Leadersácompleted surveys. Analysis: Survey results were tallied and open ended questions reviewed for themes. Studentsáincreased knowledge related to teaching and growth and development. Incidental findings were related to understanding of group dynamics and challenges in teaching. Scout and Leader evaluations were positive. Implications: Partnering with Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) is an option for assisting students in meeting learning outcomesáin a Child Health Nursing Course. This project promoted outreach to the wider community by involving the GSUSA organization, leaders, children, and parents into a college academic program. This was a mutually beneficial project for the college in helping to develop important community alliances.
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 Student Pediatric Experience with Girl Scouts of America: Measurement of Outcomesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151234-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Student Pediatric Experience with Girl Scouts of America: Measurement of Outcomes</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">Bradley, Patricia, MEd, MS, RN, CNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Scripps Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director, Education and Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">patbrad@cox.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jane West, MA, MSN, RN, PNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: There is an acute shortage of pediatric clinical experiences for community college nursing students due to the limited number of facilities in relation to the increased number of students. Nursing students&aacute;need to&aacute;have experiences related to&aacute;growth and&aacute;development and&aacute;teaching of children. Nursing students assisting Girl Scouts to meet the criteria for merit badges may be an alternative clinical learning experience. Method: An exploratory study focused on the learning outcomes of first year nursing students who assisted Girl Scouts in obtaining merit badges (Women's Health, Child Care, Family Living, Nursing Explorations and Emergency Preparedness).&aacute;A convenience sample of 28 students organized into groups created specific merit badge teaching plans that reflected teaching and growth and development principles. Students organized the community event and taught visiting Girl Scout troops. The nursing students completed a learning survey using&aacute;Likert scales and open ended questions. Girl Scouts and Leaders&aacute;completed surveys. Analysis: Survey results were tallied and open ended questions reviewed for themes. Students&aacute;increased knowledge related to teaching and growth and development. Incidental findings were related to understanding of group dynamics and challenges in teaching. Scout and Leader evaluations were positive. Implications: Partnering with Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) is an option for assisting students in meeting learning outcomes&aacute;in a Child Health Nursing Course. This project promoted outreach to the wider community by involving the GSUSA organization, leaders, children, and parents into a college academic program. This was a mutually beneficial project for the college in helping to develop important community alliances.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:55:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:55:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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