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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153160
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health behaviors of nursing students in a Baccalaureate program
Abstract:
Health behaviors of nursing students in a Baccalaureate program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lester, Barbara A., PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Northwest Nazarene University
Title:Professor
[Research Presentation] Nurses form an integral part of the healthcare system but little is understood about what nurses and nursing students do to maintain wellness. This study sought to explore what nursing students at NNU perceive to be a healthy lifestyle. The objective was to explore what health behaviors nursing students identify as being essential to physical, psycho-social and spiritual wellness. Quota sampling was used to allow the inclusion of a predetermined number of students from the freshmen, sophomore, and junior years.á A representative sample of 28 students was interviewed. Ethical considerations included obtaining an informed consent. A semi-structured interview schedule was used to interview 29 nursing students at NNU. The schedule included five open-ended questions which covered physical, emotional, and spiritual health.á The interview schedule was piloted on the researchers themselves, and two non-nursing students. Twenty-nine interviews were conducted. Each interview lasted 15-20 minutes and notes were taken during the interview.á The interviews were scheduled at a time and place that was suitable to the research participant. The raw data was evaluated by the researchers and was organized into tables of commonalities. The researchers extrapolated recurring themes and categories which are reflected in graphs and tables. Three dominant themes emerged: healthy lifestyle, time management, and spiritual experience. Healthy lifestyle addressed sleep, exercise, and diet. Time management addressed organization, prioritization, and maintaining balance socially and academically. The final theme, spiritual experience, highlighted NNU as a spiritually conducive environment. Several participants indicated that spirituality was essential to wellbeing in nursing and felt spiritually supported by faculty.
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.titleHealth behaviors of nursing students in a Baccalaureate programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153160-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health behaviors of nursing students in a Baccalaureate program</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lester, Barbara A., PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northwest Nazarene University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">balester@nnu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Nurses form an integral part of the healthcare system but little is understood about what nurses and nursing students do to maintain wellness. This study sought to explore what nursing students at NNU perceive to be a healthy lifestyle. The objective was to explore what health behaviors nursing students identify as being essential to physical, psycho-social and spiritual wellness. Quota sampling was used to allow the inclusion of a predetermined number of students from the freshmen, sophomore, and junior years.&aacute; A representative sample of 28 students was interviewed. Ethical considerations included obtaining an informed consent. A semi-structured interview schedule was used to interview 29 nursing students at NNU. The schedule included five open-ended questions which covered physical, emotional, and spiritual health.&aacute; The interview schedule was piloted on the researchers themselves, and two non-nursing students. Twenty-nine interviews were conducted. Each interview lasted 15-20 minutes and notes were taken during the interview.&aacute; The interviews were scheduled at a time and place that was suitable to the research participant. The raw data was evaluated by the researchers and was organized into tables of commonalities. The researchers extrapolated recurring themes and categories which are reflected in graphs and tables. Three dominant themes emerged: healthy lifestyle, time management, and spiritual experience. Healthy lifestyle addressed sleep, exercise, and diet. Time management addressed organization, prioritization, and maintaining balance socially and academically. The final theme, spiritual experience, highlighted NNU as a spiritually conducive environment. Several participants indicated that spirituality was essential to wellbeing in nursing and felt spiritually supported by faculty.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:05:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:05:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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