Connecting Relationships Between Faculty and Students: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining RN to BSN Students in a Global Workforce

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152656
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Presentation
Title:
Connecting Relationships Between Faculty and Students: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining RN to BSN Students in a Global Workforce
Abstract:
Connecting Relationships Between Faculty and Students: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining RN to BSN Students in a Global Workforce
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Cangelosi, Pamela, PhD, RNC
P.I. Institution Name:George Mason University
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Objective: Across the globe, a severe shortage of clinical nurses and faculty exists. Despite evidence that a positive association exists between health care quality and educational level of the nurse, fewer RNs are returning for their BSN. This study inquired into how to recruit and retain RNs and faculty by investigating the phenomenon of the connecting relationships between RN to BSN faculty and students.<P> Design: Hermeneutic phenomenology with a focus on pedagogical thoughtfulness and tact, as described by Max van Manen, served as the framework for this study.<P> Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Seventeen RN to BSN faculty from diverse universities in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States comprised the purposive sample for interview data collected during the fall 2001.<P> Concept Studied: The role and influence of faculty on the recruitment and retention of students in RN to BSN programs was the concept under investigation.<P> Methods: Data were generated through phenomenological interviews with participants, demographic inquiries, written comments by the participants on narrative summaries of their respective interviews, and journal notes written by the investigator.<P> Findings: Faculty exemplified three distinct teaching approaches: cultivating, pruning, or drought-ridden. Each approach related to the quality of nurturing environment faculty were able to provide.<P> Conclusions: The study pointed out the need to explore different course designs and teaching strategies for mentoring RN to BSN and traditional students. Also, the role of academic educator for differing types of students should become a priority area of study in doctoral nursing programs across the globe.<P> Implications: To meet the international need for increased numbers and quality of the nursing workforce, the pedagogical connections between faculty and students need to be better understood. Communication of care, or teaching with tact, provides the greatest satisfaction and the most meaningful relationships between faculty and students. <!--Abstract 13247 modified by 152.163.188.66 on 10-29-2002--></P></P></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConnecting Relationships Between Faculty and Students: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining RN to BSN Students in a Global Workforceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152656-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Connecting Relationships Between Faculty and Students: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining RN to BSN Students in a Global Workforce</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cangelosi, Pamela, PhD, RNC</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 of Nursing</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: Across the globe, a severe shortage of clinical nurses and faculty exists. Despite evidence that a positive association exists between health care quality and educational level of the nurse, fewer RNs are returning for their BSN. This study inquired into how to recruit and retain RNs and faculty by investigating the phenomenon of the connecting relationships between RN to BSN faculty and students.&lt;P&gt; Design: Hermeneutic phenomenology with a focus on pedagogical thoughtfulness and tact, as described by Max van Manen, served as the framework for this study.&lt;P&gt; Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Seventeen RN to BSN faculty from diverse universities in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States comprised the purposive sample for interview data collected during the fall 2001.&lt;P&gt; Concept Studied: The role and influence of faculty on the recruitment and retention of students in RN to BSN programs was the concept under investigation.&lt;P&gt; Methods: Data were generated through phenomenological interviews with participants, demographic inquiries, written comments by the participants on narrative summaries of their respective interviews, and journal notes written by the investigator.&lt;P&gt; Findings: Faculty exemplified three distinct teaching approaches: cultivating, pruning, or drought-ridden. Each approach related to the quality of nurturing environment faculty were able to provide.&lt;P&gt; Conclusions: The study pointed out the need to explore different course designs and teaching strategies for mentoring RN to BSN and traditional students. Also, the role of academic educator for differing types of students should become a priority area of study in doctoral nursing programs across the globe.&lt;P&gt; Implications: To meet the international need for increased numbers and quality of the nursing workforce, the pedagogical connections between faculty and students need to be better understood. Communication of care, or teaching with tact, provides the greatest satisfaction and the most meaningful relationships between faculty and students. &lt;!--Abstract 13247 modified by 152.163.188.66 on 10-29-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:44:36Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:44:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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