Baccalaureate Preparation for Clinical Practice: Voices of Graduates From Second Degree Programs

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151494
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Presentation
Title:
Baccalaureate Preparation for Clinical Practice: Voices of Graduates From Second Degree Programs
Abstract:
Baccalaureate Preparation for Clinical Practice: Voices of Graduates From Second Degree Programs
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Cangelosi, Pamela R., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:George Mason University
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective: Accelerated second degree nursing programs have recently proliferated as one answer to the nursing shortage. While anecdotal evidence supports the success of these programs, little research evaluating these programs has been conducted. This study explored the student experiences of accelerated second degree nursing graduates to see how these experiences best prepared them for practice after graduation. Design: A hermeneutic phenomenological approach with a focus on pedagogy as described by van Manen served as the framework. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Nineteen second degree graduates from the mid-Atlantic region of the United States were interviewed face-to-face during 2003-2004. Concept Studied: The study focused on the phenomenon of second degree student experiences and how these experiences best prepared them for clinical practice after graduation. Methods: Approved by the researcher's University Human Subjects Review Board, and through snowball sampling, participants were asked: "Is there an incident as a second degree accelerated nursing student that stands out in your mind that best prepared you for your current clinical position?" Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Data were also generated through written comments by participants on their respective narrative summaries, journal notes written by the investigator, and demographic inquiries. Data were analyzed utilizing van Manen's approach to human science research. Findings: Several themes were identified, but one, "Clearing a Path Toward Possibilities" will be presented. Students described faculty as integral to their success in overcoming barriers to move along a pathway toward their goals. Conclusions: New pedagogies that incorporate the rich life experiences and critical thinking skills of second degree students are needed in accelerated nursing programs. Implications: Through research based teaching and learning, accelerated second degree nursing programs and other innovative solutions to the nursing shortage may be identified, refined, and expanded to best meet the needs of students, nursing, and today's healthcare environment.
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.titleBaccalaureate Preparation for Clinical Practice: Voices of Graduates From Second Degree Programsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151494-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Baccalaureate Preparation for Clinical Practice: Voices of Graduates From Second Degree Programs</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cangelosi, Pamela R., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">George Mason University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cangelpf@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Accelerated second degree nursing programs have recently proliferated as one answer to the nursing shortage. While anecdotal evidence supports the success of these programs, little research evaluating these programs has been conducted. This study explored the student experiences of accelerated second degree nursing graduates to see how these experiences best prepared them for practice after graduation. Design: A hermeneutic phenomenological approach with a focus on pedagogy as described by van Manen served as the framework. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Nineteen second degree graduates from the mid-Atlantic region of the United States were interviewed face-to-face during 2003-2004. Concept Studied: The study focused on the phenomenon of second degree student experiences and how these experiences best prepared them for clinical practice after graduation. Methods: Approved by the researcher's University Human Subjects Review Board, and through snowball sampling, participants were asked: &quot;Is there an incident as a second degree accelerated nursing student that stands out in your mind that best prepared you for your current clinical position?&quot; Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Data were also generated through written comments by participants on their respective narrative summaries, journal notes written by the investigator, and demographic inquiries. Data were analyzed utilizing van Manen's approach to human science research. Findings: Several themes were identified, but one, &quot;Clearing a Path Toward Possibilities&quot; will be presented. Students described faculty as integral to their success in overcoming barriers to move along a pathway toward their goals. Conclusions: New pedagogies that incorporate the rich life experiences and critical thinking skills of second degree students are needed in accelerated nursing programs. Implications: Through research based teaching and learning, accelerated second degree nursing programs and other innovative solutions to the nursing shortage may be identified, refined, and expanded to best meet the needs of students, nursing, and today's healthcare environment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:04:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:04:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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