True Admission and the Mothers of Induction: Capturing the Student Experience of Entering Pre-Registration Nurse Education

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151876
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Presentation
Title:
True Admission and the Mothers of Induction: Capturing the Student Experience of Entering Pre-Registration Nurse Education
Abstract:
True Admission and the Mothers of Induction: Capturing the Student Experience of Entering Pre-Registration Nurse Education
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Megson, Yuen, BSc, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:University of Salford
Title:Senior Lecturer
Co-Authors:Neil Withnell, BSc, MSc
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: This paper reports on a study undertaken with pre-registration nurse students at the end of their first six weeks of their training. The aim was to capture  students' views of their experience of entering the nurse training programs and how congruent these were with their expectations. Methods: Nursing students (379 Diploma, 178 Degree, n=557) from a 2008 intake were surveyed. Using a three-part questionnaire student experience of pre-admission, admission/registration and the first module were captured. Questions were predominantly closed in nature although opportunities existed for students to elaborate and clarify responses.  406 returned completed questionnaires, a response rate of 72.8%. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS descriptive statistics. Sub-group analysis was performed on both degree and diploma students. Using thematic analysis qualitative data were themed and where possible re-coded and data items added to the SPSS database. Results: Generally, the findings highlighted that students found the pre-induction sessions, highly beneficial. The data collected supports a need to continue with pre-induction sessions and to widen these to include elements of interaction with peers in the future. Meeting with personal tutors earlier, and earlier access to web based material, was seen to improve the students' experience. Conclusion: This was the first time the school has provided pre-induction sessions and evaluated students' experiences of them. The analysis of data from the study is being used to identify areas of good practice and aspects for development. The study was unique in that it also provided an opportunity for those students who could not attend the sessions to have a voice in what they would have liked to receive. Future sessions need advertising widely to increase uptake and make them a useful aspect to the student's early experience and help reduce the level of attrition seen in the first semester of the programs.
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.titleTrue Admission and the Mothers of Induction: Capturing the Student Experience of Entering Pre-Registration Nurse Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151876-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">True Admission and the Mothers of Induction: Capturing the Student Experience of Entering Pre-Registration Nurse Education</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">Megson, Yuen, BSc, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Salford</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">y.y.megson@salford.ac.uk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Neil Withnell, BSc, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: This paper reports on a study undertaken with pre-registration nurse students at the end of their first six weeks of their training. The aim was to capture &nbsp;students' views of their experience of entering the nurse training programs and how congruent these were with their expectations. Methods: Nursing students (379 Diploma, 178 Degree, n=557) from a 2008 intake were surveyed. Using a three-part questionnaire student experience of pre-admission, admission/registration and the first module were captured. Questions were predominantly closed in nature although opportunities existed for students to elaborate and clarify responses.&nbsp; 406 returned completed questionnaires, a response rate of 72.8%. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS descriptive statistics. Sub-group analysis was performed on both degree and diploma students. Using thematic analysis qualitative data were themed and where possible re-coded and data items added to the SPSS database. Results: Generally, the findings highlighted that students found the pre-induction sessions, highly beneficial. The data collected supports a need to continue with pre-induction sessions and to widen these to include elements of interaction with peers in the future. Meeting with personal tutors earlier, and earlier access to web based material, was seen to improve the students' experience. Conclusion: This was the first time the school has provided pre-induction sessions and evaluated students' experiences of them. The analysis of data from the study is being used to identify areas of good practice and aspects for development. The study was unique in that it also provided an opportunity for those students who could not attend the sessions to have a voice in what they would have liked to receive. Future sessions need advertising widely to increase uptake and make them a useful aspect to the student's early experience and help reduce the level of attrition seen in the first semester of the programs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:16:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:16:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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