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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152233
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Learning Experiences of Taiwanese BN Conversion Course Students in Australia
Abstract:
Learning Experiences of Taiwanese BN Conversion Course Students in Australia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Lin, Li-Chiu, MSN, BN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wollongong
Title:PhD student
Co-Authors:Patrick Crookes, PhD, BSc (Nursing), RGN, RN, RNT, CertEd; Janette Curtis, PhD, GradDip(PH), BA, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Literature related to international nursing students and learning experiences tends to concentrate on the problems experienced by nursing students studying in other countries. Most literatures are published from the perspective of course providers or academics. There is a dearth of literature which explores the educational experiences of overseas trained nursing students within Australia. This study aims to explore the learning experiences of Taiwanese nurses who have undertaken a BN conversion course leading to registration in Australia. This study will be of benefit for both international students and institutions. A qualitative method was used in this study. Snowball and purposive sampling technique were employed to access participants. Taiwanese participants, living in Australian cities (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne) and Taiwan, were selected. All participants have completed RN-BN conversion course and are eligible for registration in Australia. Face to face semi-structure interviews of approximately sixty minutes in length were conducted. All interviews were transcribed verbatim, with participants allowed to speak Mandarin during the interview. The transcriptions were translated to English by researcher and verified by two competent bilingual people. Grounded theory approach was applied in data analysis. Several themes emerged from this study have been identified to data. These themes are the procedure of selecting a course (decision making to go overseas, considerations of selecting a course), viewpoints of the course (stepping stage for future plan, expectations), learning experiences ( overseas experienced nurses studied in campus, overseas experienced nurses in clinical practicum), satisfaction (satisfaction, satisfaction VS recommendation), developing relationships (interaction with local students during class, gaps) and support (Support within university, peer support). Recommendations based on findings will be given for students, nursing staffs and universities. Definition: conversion course: an academic nursing course developed to upgrade qualifications from diploma to a bachelor degree.
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.titleLearning Experiences of Taiwanese BN Conversion Course Students in Australiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152233-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Learning Experiences of Taiwanese BN Conversion Course Students in Australia</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lin, Li-Chiu, MSN, BN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wollongong</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lcl922@uow.edu.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Patrick Crookes, PhD, BSc (Nursing), RGN, RN, RNT, CertEd; Janette Curtis, PhD, GradDip(PH), BA, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Literature related to international nursing students and learning experiences tends to concentrate on the problems experienced by nursing students studying in other countries. Most literatures are published from the perspective of course providers or academics. There is a dearth of literature which explores the educational experiences of overseas trained nursing students within Australia. This study aims to explore the learning experiences of Taiwanese nurses who have undertaken a BN conversion course leading to registration in Australia. This study will be of benefit for both international students and institutions. A qualitative method was used in this study. Snowball and purposive sampling technique were employed to access participants. Taiwanese participants, living in Australian cities (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne) and Taiwan, were selected. All participants have completed RN-BN conversion course and are eligible for registration in Australia. Face to face semi-structure interviews of approximately sixty minutes in length were conducted. All interviews were transcribed verbatim, with participants allowed to speak Mandarin during the interview. The transcriptions were translated to English by researcher and verified by two competent bilingual people. Grounded theory approach was applied in data analysis. Several themes emerged from this study have been identified to data. These themes are the procedure of selecting a course (decision making to go overseas, considerations of selecting a course), viewpoints of the course (stepping stage for future plan, expectations), learning experiences ( overseas experienced nurses studied in campus, overseas experienced nurses in clinical practicum), satisfaction (satisfaction, satisfaction VS recommendation), developing relationships (interaction with local students during class, gaps) and support (Support within university, peer support). Recommendations based on findings will be given for students, nursing staffs and universities. Definition: conversion course: an academic nursing course developed to upgrade qualifications from diploma to a bachelor degree.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:28:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:28:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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