The Overall Program: Historical Perspective and Current Challenges: Research Objectives and Predictors of Success

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153724
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Presentation
Title:
The Overall Program: Historical Perspective and Current Challenges: Research Objectives and Predictors of Success
Abstract:
The Overall Program: Historical Perspective and Current Challenges: Research Objectives and Predictors of Success
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Carty, Rita M., DNSc, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:George Mason University
Title:Professor and Dean Emerita
Objective: To present a historical perspective and current challenges of a collaborative education/research program between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States. Design: A comprehensive review of an education program for Saudi men who hold a degree in science or a related field to become baccalaureate (BSN) prepared nurses, and a descriptive research study to identify predictors of success of the programs. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A population of Saudi Arabian citizens and a sample (n=28) comprised over a ten year period of Saudi men with baccalaureate degrees in Science or a related field, who met the criteria for admissions to the program. Concept or Variables: The concept of success as measured by program completion, the degree of success as demonstrated by GPA, successful completion of NCLEX and pursuit of higher education. Other concepts include GPA on admission, educational background and experience, and command of the English language. Methods: A descriptive methodology reporting finding to date. Findings: Preliminary findings include a higher rate of program completion than anticipated. Students who had some health care related job experience, scientific backgrounds, and higher GPA were more successful. Three students successfully completed the MSN, and one the PhD, with one additional student in the dissertation phase. Conclusions: Preliminary results indicate that health care related experience, GPA, and degree in science were predictors of success. Implications: A new community of scholars can be built which will upgrade and ultimately increase the supply of qualified nurses within a country’s own borders, enhancing nursing education, research and practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Overall Program: Historical Perspective and Current Challenges: Research Objectives and Predictors of Successen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153724-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Overall Program: Historical Perspective and Current Challenges: Research Objectives and Predictors of Success</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Carty, Rita M., DNSc, RN, FAAN</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">Professor and Dean Emerita</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rcarty@gmu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To present a historical perspective and current challenges of a collaborative education/research program between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States. Design: A comprehensive review of an education program for Saudi men who hold a degree in science or a related field to become baccalaureate (BSN) prepared nurses, and a descriptive research study to identify predictors of success of the programs. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A population of Saudi Arabian citizens and a sample (n=28) comprised over a ten year period of Saudi men with baccalaureate degrees in Science or a related field, who met the criteria for admissions to the program. Concept or Variables: The concept of success as measured by program completion, the degree of success as demonstrated by GPA, successful completion of NCLEX and pursuit of higher education. Other concepts include GPA on admission, educational background and experience, and command of the English language. Methods: A descriptive methodology reporting finding to date. Findings: Preliminary findings include a higher rate of program completion than anticipated. Students who had some health care related job experience, scientific backgrounds, and higher GPA were more successful. Three students successfully completed the MSN, and one the PhD, with one additional student in the dissertation phase. Conclusions: Preliminary results indicate that health care related experience, GPA, and degree in science were predictors of success. Implications: A new community of scholars can be built which will upgrade and ultimately increase the supply of qualified nurses within a country&rsquo;s own borders, enhancing nursing education, research and practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:28:15Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:28:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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