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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154605
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Surviving": Experiences of RN Students
Abstract:
"Surviving": Experiences of RN Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Evans, Marilyn, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Brock University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Linda Ritchie, RN, PhD; Melanie MacNeill, RN, EdD; Sandra Micsinszki, RN, MEd
Objective: Rationale for baccalaureate preparation for nurses is well documented and the long-standing vision of the nursing degree for entry into practice is becoming a reality. Accessibility to baccalaureate education for registered nurses (RN) is a major consideration for nurse educators given this change in educational preparation for professional practice. In 2000, one Canadian university began offering a twelve month baccalaureate program to RNs to provide accessible education for these students who typically balance school work with family responsibilities and career. Evidence-based practice for univerity faculty requires the use of education and practice oriented research in the development of curriculum. Despite the large numbers of RNs returning to school, a review of the literature revealed no recent studies exploring their experiences. The purpose of this study was to gather the students' perception regarding their academic experiences to assist faculty in developing a curriculum and program that is evidence-based and supports the academic success of these returning RNs. Design: Descriptive/exploratory Sample: Twelve post basic RN students Methods: Participants engaged in semi-structured interviews which were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Data was analyszed using thematic analysis. Findings: A major theme of "surviving" emerged from the qualitative analysis. Surviving embraced the themes of "the quest", "the struggle", and "the aftermath". Conclusions: Returning RNs have unique needs to be addressed by nursing curriculum. Findings: Returning RN students engaged in a process that involved high expectations, challenges and hope. Implications: Implications for nursing curriculum and program development and recommendations for further research are discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title"Surviving": Experiences of RN Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154605-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">&quot;Surviving&quot;: Experiences of RN Students</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 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Evans, Marilyn, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Brock 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">mevans@health.pec.brocku.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda Ritchie, RN, PhD; Melanie MacNeill, RN, EdD; Sandra Micsinszki, RN, MEd</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Rationale for baccalaureate preparation for nurses is well documented and the long-standing vision of the nursing degree for entry into practice is becoming a reality. Accessibility to baccalaureate education for registered nurses (RN) is a major consideration for nurse educators given this change in educational preparation for professional practice. In 2000, one Canadian university began offering a twelve month baccalaureate program to RNs to provide accessible education for these students who typically balance school work with family responsibilities and career. Evidence-based practice for univerity faculty requires the use of education and practice oriented research in the development of curriculum. Despite the large numbers of RNs returning to school, a review of the literature revealed no recent studies exploring their experiences. The purpose of this study was to gather the students' perception regarding their academic experiences to assist faculty in developing a curriculum and program that is evidence-based and supports the academic success of these returning RNs. Design: Descriptive/exploratory Sample: Twelve post basic RN students Methods: Participants engaged in semi-structured interviews which were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Data was analyszed using thematic analysis. Findings: A major theme of &quot;surviving&quot; emerged from the qualitative analysis. Surviving embraced the themes of &quot;the quest&quot;, &quot;the struggle&quot;, and &quot;the aftermath&quot;. Conclusions: Returning RNs have unique needs to be addressed by nursing curriculum. Findings: Returning RN students engaged in a process that involved high expectations, challenges and hope. Implications: Implications for nursing curriculum and program development and recommendations for further research are discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:07:56Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:07:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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