Collaboration in Career Transitions: Moving Through an Accelerated Second Career Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154203
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaboration in Career Transitions: Moving Through an Accelerated Second Career Program
Abstract:
Collaboration in Career Transitions: Moving Through an Accelerated Second Career Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hanes, Patricia Frohock, RN, MSN, MAEd, PhD(c)
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University
Title:Lecturer and Faculty Mentor
Co-Authors:Shirley M. Farr, MSN, CNS
[Symposium Presentation] Background: Second career students have complex needs that require wide-ranging support services. Limited literature exists on facilitating second-career students transitioning through accelerated second career nursing programs. Purpose: This presentation describes SCAN's ámentoring program to assist students in Moving Through the pre-and post-licensure components.á Conceptual Framework: The strategies were based on Schlossberg's Transition Theory.áMethods: In Moving Through the pre-licensure and post-licensure (graduate) components, we provide a multilevel, interdisciplinary student mentoring program (MISMP) that offers: (a) mentoring for career counseling, writing, and peer to peer; (b) spiritual mentors; and (c) tutors and learning coaches. During the graduate component, the students are paired with successful community-based advanced practice nurse mentors. Critical focus is not only on the formal curriculum but also on the "hidden curriculum" that significantly shapes student professional development. Thus, a partnership is developed with carefully selected clinical sites where students experience the professional behaviors of clinicians, the hidden rules, and the norms of how to navigate the institution called "Nursing." In Moving Through the graduate component, additional research-based teaching/learning methods are used, including standardized patients, computerized clinical logs, and mannequin simulators. Outcomes: We attribute our 85% retention rate to our multilevel, interdisciplinary student mentoring program. Students reported forming peer-to-peer mentoring links based on learning styles and personality types. The students intermittently interacted with the career, writing, and spiritual mentors as needed. Orientation meetings were useful in clarifying changing expectations for students moving into higher levels of study. Additional research using focus groups will be conducted at the end of the post-licensure phase.áConclusions: Evidence shows that the use of a mentoring program specifically developed for SCAN students facilitates Moving Through the program and fosters their career transition.
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.titleCollaboration in Career Transitions: Moving Through an Accelerated Second Career Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154203-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaboration in Career Transitions: Moving Through an Accelerated Second Career 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">Hanes, Patricia Frohock, RN, MSN, MAEd, PhD(c)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Azusa Pacific University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer and Faculty Mentor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">phanes@apu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shirley M. Farr, MSN, CNS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium Presentation] Background: Second career students have complex needs that require wide-ranging support services. Limited literature exists on facilitating second-career students transitioning through accelerated second career nursing programs. Purpose: This presentation describes SCAN's &aacute;mentoring program to assist students in Moving Through the pre-and post-licensure components.&aacute; Conceptual Framework: The strategies were based on Schlossberg's Transition Theory.&aacute;Methods: In Moving Through the pre-licensure and post-licensure (graduate) components, we provide a multilevel, interdisciplinary student mentoring program (MISMP) that offers: (a) mentoring for career counseling, writing, and peer to peer; (b) spiritual mentors; and (c) tutors and learning coaches. During the graduate component, the students are paired with successful community-based advanced practice nurse mentors. Critical focus is not only on the formal curriculum but also on the &quot;hidden curriculum&quot; that significantly shapes student professional development. Thus, a partnership is developed with carefully selected clinical sites where students experience the professional behaviors of clinicians, the hidden rules, and the norms of how to navigate the institution called &quot;Nursing.&quot; In Moving Through the graduate component, additional research-based teaching/learning methods are used, including standardized patients, computerized clinical logs, and mannequin simulators. Outcomes: We attribute our 85% retention rate to our multilevel, interdisciplinary student mentoring program. Students reported forming peer-to-peer mentoring links based on learning styles and personality types. The students intermittently interacted with the career, writing, and spiritual mentors as needed. Orientation meetings were useful in clarifying changing expectations for students moving into higher levels of study. Additional research using focus groups will be conducted at the end of the post-licensure phase.&aacute;Conclusions: Evidence shows that the use of a mentoring program specifically developed for SCAN students facilitates Moving Through the program and fosters their career transition.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:49:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:49:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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