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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154674
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Teach and Reach: Rural Access to an Accelerated RN-to-MSN Program
Abstract:
Teach and Reach: Rural Access to an Accelerated RN-to-MSN Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Strayer, Judy M., PhD, RN, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Otterbein College
Title:Professor and Chair
Co-Authors:Barbara H. Schaffner, PhD, CNP; Eugenia Mills, BSN, MSN, PhD, RN; Barbara B. Cornett, PhD, RN, CNS
Challenges facing the profession of nursing today include a global nursing shortage and providing culturally sensitive health care to an ever increasingly diverse population. Strategies suggested from the Arista3 Conference, commissioned by Sigma Theta Tau, include a need to change the educational model to facilitate culturally sensitive and student sensitive education. Purpose: 1) provide educational access to an accelerated RN to MSN program in rural depressed central and Appalachia Ohio through the creation of 10 on-line/web enhanced courses; 2) increase student achievement through an Appalachian culturally sensitive student service model; 3) conduct outcomes research with results disseminated to facilitate replication. Methods: With a grant from the Ohio Learning Network, Otterbein College nursing faculty developed and presented BSN and MSN on-line web enhanced courses for RNs in Appalachian Ohio. Otterbein College collaborated with 5 partner community colleges. The SAFEST (sociocultural, access, financial, evaluative, skills, technology) Model was used. This model identifies student, faculty and community supports needed to provide a successful program. Findings: Preliminary data finds 37 RNs enrolled in the program from 11 Ohio counties. Course work addressed the culture of the people living in these rural areas. Student comments demonstrated their appreciation at being able to take courses at this pace and having access to an advanced nursing degree. Conclusions: Teach and Reach project successfully provides educational access of a MSN program to an underserved RN population in Appalachian Ohio through the delivery of online courses, and increasing student achievement by providing culturally sensitive support and delivery. The project supports outcomes of the Arista3 Conference that identified the need to reach more diverse communities to educate nurses and change educational models to facilitate culturally sensitive education.
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.titleTeach and Reach: Rural Access to an Accelerated RN-to-MSN Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154674-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Teach and Reach: Rural Access to an Accelerated RN-to-MSN 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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Strayer, Judy M., PhD, RN, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Otterbein College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Chair</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jstrayer@otterbein.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Barbara H. Schaffner, PhD, CNP; Eugenia Mills, BSN, MSN, PhD, RN; Barbara B. Cornett, PhD, RN, CNS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Challenges facing the profession of nursing today include a global nursing shortage and providing culturally sensitive health care to an ever increasingly diverse population. Strategies suggested from the Arista3 Conference, commissioned by Sigma Theta Tau, include a need to change the educational model to facilitate culturally sensitive and student sensitive education. Purpose: 1) provide educational access to an accelerated RN to MSN program in rural depressed central and Appalachia Ohio through the creation of 10 on-line/web enhanced courses; 2) increase student achievement through an Appalachian culturally sensitive student service model; 3) conduct outcomes research with results disseminated to facilitate replication. Methods: With a grant from the Ohio Learning Network, Otterbein College nursing faculty developed and presented BSN and MSN on-line web enhanced courses for RNs in Appalachian Ohio. Otterbein College collaborated with 5 partner community colleges. The SAFEST (sociocultural, access, financial, evaluative, skills, technology) Model was used. This model identifies student, faculty and community supports needed to provide a successful program. Findings: Preliminary data finds 37 RNs enrolled in the program from 11 Ohio counties. Course work addressed the culture of the people living in these rural areas. Student comments demonstrated their appreciation at being able to take courses at this pace and having access to an advanced nursing degree. Conclusions: Teach and Reach project successfully provides educational access of a MSN program to an underserved RN population in Appalachian Ohio through the delivery of online courses, and increasing student achievement by providing culturally sensitive support and delivery. The project supports outcomes of the Arista3 Conference that identified the need to reach more diverse communities to educate nurses and change educational models to facilitate culturally sensitive education.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:11:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:11:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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