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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152444
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurturing the Coping Resources of the Second Career Student
Abstract:
Nurturing the Coping Resources of the Second Career Student
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Dela Cruz, Felicitas A., RN, DNSc, FAANP
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University
Title:Professor and Director, FNP and Second Careers and Nursing (SCAN) Programs
Co-Authors:Patricia Frohock Hanes, RN, MSN, MAEd
Background: Despite the unprecedented increase in the number of nursing educational programs designed for individuals with baccalaureate or higher degrees in the Arts and Sciences, little is known about their coping resources for transitioning into nursing as a second career.  Purpose: This presentation describes the coping resources of a cohort of transitioning second career students. Conceptual Framework: The study uses the Transformative Learning Model augmented by Schlossberg?s Transition Theory which posits that four factors can make a difference in how individuals manage change: situation, self, supports and strategies. Every transition is unique; hence, the effectiveness in coping with transition depends on the individual?s ratio of assets and liabilities in each of these four areas at that time. Research Question: What are the views of second career students regarding their coping resources during their career transition into nursing? Methods: Twenty-four second career students in an accelerated master?s entry nursing program in Southern California completed The Transition Guide and Questionnaire. The measure assesses the students? views on their coping resources with change, which includes: (a) situation--what is going on their lives at the time of change; (b) self?their internal resources for dealing with change, (c) supports?the people and activities they count on for support during this transition; and (d) strategies?their ability to use a variety of coping strategies. With this sample, the measure obtained Cronbach?s alpha ranging from .55 (for supports) to .81 (for strategies). Results and Implications: Generally, the second career students perceived that they have medium to high resources to manage their transition into nursing in each of the four factors. The results served as the springboard for helping maximize their high coping resources and strengthen their ?low? coping resources, and for instituting multi-level interdisciplinary mentoring programs to enhance their success in nursing.
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.titleNurturing the Coping Resources of the Second Career Studenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152444-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurturing the Coping Resources of the Second Career Student</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dela Cruz, Felicitas A., RN, DNSc, FAANP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Azusa Pacific University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Director, FNP and Second Careers and Nursing (SCAN) Programs</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fdelacruz@apu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Patricia Frohock Hanes, RN, MSN, MAEd</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Despite the unprecedented increase in the number of nursing educational programs designed for individuals with baccalaureate or higher degrees in the Arts and Sciences, little is known about their coping resources for transitioning into nursing as a second career.&nbsp; Purpose: This presentation describes the coping resources of a cohort of transitioning second career students. Conceptual Framework: The study uses the Transformative Learning Model augmented by Schlossberg?s Transition Theory which posits that four factors can make a difference in how individuals manage change: situation, self, supports and strategies. Every transition is unique; hence,&nbsp;the effectiveness in coping with transition depends on the individual?s ratio of assets and liabilities in each of these four areas at that time. Research Question: What are the views of second career students regarding their coping resources during their career transition into nursing? Methods: Twenty-four second career students in an accelerated master?s entry nursing program in Southern California completed The Transition Guide and Questionnaire. The measure assesses the students? views on their coping resources with change, which includes: (a) situation--what is going on their lives at the time of change; (b) self?their internal resources for dealing with change, (c) supports?the people and activities they count on for support during this transition; and (d) strategies?their ability to use a variety of coping strategies. With this sample, the measure obtained Cronbach?s alpha ranging from .55 (for supports) to .81 (for strategies). Results and Implications: Generally, the second career students perceived that they have medium to high resources to manage their transition into nursing in each of the four factors. The results served as the springboard for helping maximize their high coping resources and strengthen their ?low? coping resources, and for instituting multi-level interdisciplinary mentoring programs to enhance their success in nursing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:36:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:36:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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