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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153857
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Students' Field Study Experiences and Critical Analytical Thinking
Abstract:
Nursing Students' Field Study Experiences and Critical Analytical Thinking
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Flowers, Laura DeLane, RN, MSN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Valdosta State University
Title:Assistant Professor
[Research Presentation] Purpose: This presentation will inform nursing practitioners, researchers, and educators of the impact of North American nursing students' experiences in the Caribbean and Central American upon reflective analytical thinking and nursing practice. Methods: Qualitative research using phenomenological analysis portrays the lived experiences of North American study abroad nursing students in Belize, Jamaica, and Nicaragua. Data were collected from students' reflective journals and interviews, as well as researcher's journal and research notes.  Results: Students became aware of the value of reflective and critical thinking skills as a means of improving their own practice. Additionally, students learned that nursing is not about high-tech machines, bells and whistles - but the use of the therapeutic self and available resources to meet patients; needs at the highest possible level. Study abroad clinical experiences with indigenous nurses who used adaptive abilities to make do with their resources in working in challenging circumstances influenced participants' nursing practice at home. In interviews, graduate nurses recounted examples of developing innovative solutions to challenging problems at home. Implications for nursing education, practice, and further research will be discussed based on the findings of this study.  Conclusion: Recommendations for utilization of the findings will be given and ideas for other applications will be requested from attendees at the end of the presentation.
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.titleNursing Students' Field Study Experiences and Critical Analytical Thinkingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153857-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Students' Field Study Experiences and Critical Analytical Thinking</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Flowers, Laura DeLane, RN, MSN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valdosta State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dflowers@valdosta.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: This presentation will inform nursing practitioners, researchers, and educators of the impact of North American nursing students' experiences in the Caribbean and Central American upon reflective analytical thinking and nursing practice. Methods: Qualitative research using phenomenological analysis portrays the lived experiences of North American study abroad nursing students in Belize, Jamaica, and Nicaragua. Data were collected from students' reflective journals and interviews, as well as researcher's journal and research notes.&nbsp; Results: Students became aware of the value of reflective and critical thinking skills as a means of improving their own practice. Additionally, students learned that nursing is not about high-tech machines, bells and whistles - but the use of the therapeutic self and available resources to meet patients; needs at the highest possible level. Study abroad clinical experiences with indigenous nurses who used adaptive abilities to make do with their resources in working in challenging circumstances influenced participants' nursing practice at home. In interviews, graduate nurses recounted examples of developing innovative solutions to challenging problems at home. Implications for nursing education, practice, and further research will be discussed based on the findings of this study.&nbsp; Conclusion: Recommendations for utilization of the findings will be given and ideas for other applications will be requested from attendees at the end of the presentation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:33:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:33:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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