Perspective Transformation of Registered Nurse Mentors and BScN Student Mentees: First Year Study Outcomes

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153337
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Presentation
Title:
Perspective Transformation of Registered Nurse Mentors and BScN Student Mentees: First Year Study Outcomes
Abstract:
Perspective Transformation of Registered Nurse Mentors and BScN Student Mentees: First Year Study Outcomes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Andrusyszyn, Mary-Anne, RN, BScN, MScN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Western Ontario
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Carroll Iwasiw, RN, BN, MScN, EdD; Mickey Kerr, PhD; Dolly Goldenberg, RN, MA, MScN, PhD; Barbara Sinclair, RN, BScN, MScN; Cathy Parsons, ; Cathy Mawdsley, RN, BScN, MScN; Kristen Lethbridge, RN, BScN, MScN; Richard Booth, RN, BScN; Charlene Beynon, RN,
[Research Presentation] The purpose of this study was to examine how randomly paired RNs' and first year BScN students' perspectives about nursing practice, the profession, and themselves changed as an outcome of a mentoring relationship. Mezirow's (1990; 1991) Theory of Perspective Transformation was one of two theories that grounded this study. According to Mezirow (1991; 1994), perspective transformation begins when we encounter experiences that do not fit our existing meaning schemes. The process of perspective transformation takes place when individuals engage in self-reflection (Daley, 1997), and gain new insights about experiences. In this SSHRC*-funded study, we anticipated that the synergy of the mentoring relationship would lead to changed perspectives in students and nurses about nursing practice, the profession, and themselves. Registered nurses (n=108) and students (n=104) were recruited and randomly assigned to intervention (mentor n=53; mentee n=52) and control (mentor n= 55; mentee n=48) groups. Nurses and students in the intervention group were randomly paired and are participating in a mentoring relationship during the 2006-2007 academic year. All participants completed web-based pre-test questionnaires in September 2006. The intervention group will complete mid-point questionnaires and all participants will complete post-test questionnaires in April 2007.á Data are being analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. In this presentation, researchers will share the analysis of pre, -mid-, and post-test data obtained from mentor and mentee intervention and control groups with respect to reflection and perspective transformation. These findings will be of value to nurse educators who areáinterested in learning how a formal mentorship program for BScN students influenced nurses' and students' perspectives. *SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
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.titlePerspective Transformation of Registered Nurse Mentors and BScN Student Mentees: First Year Study Outcomesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153337-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perspective Transformation of Registered Nurse Mentors and BScN Student Mentees: First Year Study Outcomes</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">Andrusyszyn, Mary-Anne, RN, BScN, MScN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Western Ontario</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">maandrus@uwo.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carroll Iwasiw, RN, BN, MScN, EdD; Mickey Kerr, PhD; Dolly Goldenberg, RN, MA, MScN, PhD; Barbara Sinclair, RN, BScN, MScN; Cathy Parsons, ; Cathy Mawdsley, RN, BScN, MScN; Kristen Lethbridge, RN, BScN, MScN; Richard Booth, RN, BScN; Charlene Beynon, RN, </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The purpose of this study was to examine how randomly paired RNs' and first year BScN students' perspectives about nursing practice, the profession, and themselves changed as an outcome of a mentoring relationship. Mezirow's (1990; 1991) Theory of Perspective Transformation was one of two theories that grounded this study. According to Mezirow (1991; 1994), perspective transformation begins when we encounter experiences that do not fit our existing meaning schemes. The process of perspective transformation takes place when individuals engage in self-reflection (Daley, 1997), and gain new insights about experiences. In this SSHRC*-funded study, we anticipated that the synergy of the mentoring relationship would lead to changed perspectives in students and nurses about nursing practice, the profession, and themselves. Registered nurses (n=108) and students (n=104) were recruited and randomly assigned to intervention (mentor n=53; mentee n=52) and control (mentor n= 55; mentee n=48) groups. Nurses and students in the intervention group were randomly paired and are participating in a mentoring relationship during the 2006-2007 academic year. All participants completed web-based pre-test questionnaires in September 2006. The intervention group will complete mid-point questionnaires and all participants will complete post-test questionnaires in April 2007.&aacute; Data are being analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. In this presentation, researchers will share the analysis of pre, -mid-, and post-test data obtained from mentor and mentee intervention and control groups with respect to reflection and perspective transformation. These findings will be of value to nurse educators who are&aacute;interested in learning how a formal mentorship program for BScN students influenced nurses' and students' perspectives. *SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:12:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:12:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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