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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153774
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Survivors -- RN Students Completing the BSN Degree
Abstract:
Survivors -- RN Students Completing the BSN Degree
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Reilley, Janice L., EdD, MSN, RN, C
P.I. Institution Name:Widener University
Title:Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Nursing
Objective: To explore the RN-BSN students’ reasons for returning to school, the perceived barriers to education, and support systems utilized as they completed their degree. Design: A descriptive, correlational survey design was utilized. Population: The target population was all female RN baccalaureate students at degree completion programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware. Sample: A convenience sample (N=370) was used to collect the data, with an effort to obtain a representative sample from urban, suburban, and rural areas. Responses from 215 students were analyzed. Setting: Questionnaires were mailed directly to the students, or sent to the participating schools for distribution. Years: Research was conducted from April to September of 2002. Variables Studied: Motivating factors, perceived barriers, and support systems utilized by the students were assessed. Analysis was completed to determine if a relation existed between the type of entry-level program (Associate degree/Diploma program) and the three variables, as well as the degree of role strain. Methods: Descriptive statistics were utilized to describe the variables. Data was analyzed utilizing Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation. Findings: A significant correlation (r=.128, p<.05) was noted between the Barriers to Education and the Source of Emotional Support. A majority of the subjects (69%) demonstrated a high level of role strain, but there was no significance between the two basic programs and the role strain scores. Conclusions: The primary motivating factor was personal satisfaction (78.9%). Family constraints and work issues were a significant barrier to education. Spouse or partner served as the primary source of emotional support. Implications: Needs of the RN students must be identified and met in order to facilitate their successful completion of the BSN degree. Identification of variables related to role strain in the RN-BSN population can lead to the development of support systems that can reduce the attrition rate of these students.
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.titleSurvivors -- RN Students Completing the BSN Degreeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153774-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Survivors -- RN Students Completing the BSN Degree</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">Reilley, Janice L., EdD, MSN, RN, C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Widener University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">irishjan@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To explore the RN-BSN students&rsquo; reasons for returning to school, the perceived barriers to education, and support systems utilized as they completed their degree. Design: A descriptive, correlational survey design was utilized. Population: The target population was all female RN baccalaureate students at degree completion programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware. Sample: A convenience sample (N=370) was used to collect the data, with an effort to obtain a representative sample from urban, suburban, and rural areas. Responses from 215 students were analyzed. Setting: Questionnaires were mailed directly to the students, or sent to the participating schools for distribution. Years: Research was conducted from April to September of 2002. Variables Studied: Motivating factors, perceived barriers, and support systems utilized by the students were assessed. Analysis was completed to determine if a relation existed between the type of entry-level program (Associate degree/Diploma program) and the three variables, as well as the degree of role strain. Methods: Descriptive statistics were utilized to describe the variables. Data was analyzed utilizing Pearson&rsquo;s Product-Moment Correlation. Findings: A significant correlation (r=.128, p&lt;.05) was noted between the Barriers to Education and the Source of Emotional Support. A majority of the subjects (69%) demonstrated a high level of role strain, but there was no significance between the two basic programs and the role strain scores. Conclusions: The primary motivating factor was personal satisfaction (78.9%). Family constraints and work issues were a significant barrier to education. Spouse or partner served as the primary source of emotional support. Implications: Needs of the RN students must be identified and met in order to facilitate their successful completion of the BSN degree. Identification of variables related to role strain in the RN-BSN population can lead to the development of support systems that can reduce the attrition rate of these students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:30:24Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:30:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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