The Lived Experience of Re-Entry Women in Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152577
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experience of Re-Entry Women in Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Education
Abstract:
The Lived Experience of Re-Entry Women in Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Education
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Harrison, Pamela, EdD, RN, APRN-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana Wesleyan University
Title:Associate Professor
The critical shortage of nurses has necessitated the development of strategies designed to recruit students from a variety of population groups. One category that has been targeted is reentry women. These students frequently fulfill multiple roles in life that must be blended with their student nurse responsibilities and can result in role stress and conflict. Limited research has been conducted with the population of reentry women enrolled in a college environment designed for traditional students. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience and margin-in-life of re-entry women enrolled in two traditional baccalaureate nursing programs in central Indiana. The theoretical framework for the study was McClusky's Power Load Margin Theory and the population consisted of ten re-entry nursing students who volunteered for participation. Simultaneous triangulation was employed applying quantitative and qualitative methods at the same time in order to enhance the understanding of the lived experience of the participants. Participants completed Stevenson's Margin-in-Life Scale and demonstrated an average margin of 0.60492. Systematic phenomenological analysis inspired by the work of Max van Manen revealed five main themes entitled success, support, transitions, challenges, and relationships. In an attempt to present a visual image to enhance understanding of the interaction between the five themes and the margin-in-life, a model entitled the Margin-in-Life Model was conceptualized. Further research is needed to fully develop an understanding of the lived experience of reentry women in traditional baccalaureate nursing education. This information could guide nursing education in the development of strategies to increase retention and enhance success of reentry nursing students.
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.titleThe Lived Experience of Re-Entry Women in Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152577-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Lived Experience of Re-Entry Women in Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing 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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Harrison, Pamela, EdD, RN, APRN-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana Wesleyan University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pam.harrison@indwes.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The critical shortage of nurses has necessitated the development of strategies designed to recruit students from a variety of population groups. One category that has been targeted is reentry women. These students frequently fulfill multiple roles in life that must be blended with their student nurse responsibilities and can result in role stress and conflict. Limited research has been conducted with the population of reentry women enrolled in a college environment designed for traditional students. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience and margin-in-life of re-entry women enrolled in two traditional baccalaureate nursing programs in central Indiana. The theoretical framework for the study was McClusky's Power Load Margin Theory and the population consisted of ten re-entry nursing students who volunteered for participation. Simultaneous triangulation was employed applying quantitative and qualitative methods at the same time in order to enhance the understanding of the lived experience of the participants. Participants completed Stevenson's Margin-in-Life Scale and demonstrated an average margin of 0.60492. Systematic phenomenological analysis inspired by the work of Max van Manen revealed five main themes entitled success, support, transitions, challenges, and relationships. In an attempt to present a visual image to enhance understanding of the interaction between the five themes and the margin-in-life, a model entitled the Margin-in-Life Model was conceptualized. Further research is needed to fully develop an understanding of the lived experience of reentry women in traditional baccalaureate nursing education. This information could guide nursing education in the development of strategies to increase retention and enhance success of reentry nursing students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:41:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:41:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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