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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157274
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HOSPITAL PARTNERSHIPS AND THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF ONLINE RN-BSN STUDENTS
Abstract:
HOSPITAL PARTNERSHIPS AND THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF ONLINE RN-BSN STUDENTS
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Einhellig, Katrina S., RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Northern Colorado
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Gunter Hall 3160, Greeley, CO, 80639, USA
Co-Authors:MaryJo Stanley
PURPOSES/AIMS:
In order to enhance educational outcomes of RN-BSN students while meeting the needs of universities and hospitals, an innovative collaboration was developed that provides current registered nurses the opportunity to expand their education with support from their hospital in partnership with the university.
RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND:
These community partnerships provide financial benefit to the student while supporting recruitment and retention to supporting partners (Frank, 2008). "We must develop partnerships with others in the education-care continuum to have any real hope of mounting and sustaining an effort to build the programs needed to address the long-term challenges of a nursing workforce that is adequate in number and skill" (O'Neil, 2004, p. 295). The necessity of developing nursing programs to facilitate the movement of associate degree nurses into baccalaureate programs is apparent (Boylston & Jackson, 2008). Key to the success of this goal is increased access for higher degrees in nursing. Students overwhelmingly voice the need for convenience within the educational design and delivery (Boylston & Jackson, 2008). Inherent in providing quality accessible and supportive education to adult learners is the understanding of any situational barriers as well as facilitating factors that RN-BSN students encounter in returning to school for a higher degree. This joint venture provides a supportive cohort model of RN-BSN enrollment, increasing the BSN workforce, and promotes the growth of university-agency partnerships. Healthcare organizations recognize the imperative need to assist nursing employees to return to school for higher education in order to enhance the quality of healthcare. Community partnerships between institutions of higher learning and community agencies are shaping educational redesign in the 21st century.
METHODS:
This study used a triangulated approach to determine the perceptions of two cohorts of online RN-BSN students in the learning process. Qualitative interviews were obtained from 17 students and themes were generated as to the experiential influences of their educational process. Quantitative data provided information as to the successful completion of students from the program as well as attrition rates seen in the separate cohorts.
RESULTS:
Research generated from the qualitative portion of this study support the importance of bridging the gap between healthcare agencies and academic institutions. Emergent themes highlighted the need for continued endorsement of joint partnerships. Quantitative data emphasizes the benefit of these joint endeavors on student success and retention within RN-BSN programs.
IMPLICATIONS:
This study examines the outcomes of a collaborative educational model and a theoretical framework integrating diverse student needs and creative pedagogy through on-line education access.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHOSPITAL PARTNERSHIPS AND THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF ONLINE RN-BSN STUDENTSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157274-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">HOSPITAL PARTNERSHIPS AND THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF ONLINE RN-BSN STUDENTS</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Einhellig, Katrina S., RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Northern Colorado</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Gunter Hall 3160, Greeley, CO, 80639, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">katrina.einhellig@unco.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">MaryJo Stanley</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSES/AIMS: <br/>In order to enhance educational outcomes of RN-BSN students while meeting the needs of universities and hospitals, an innovative collaboration was developed that provides current registered nurses the opportunity to expand their education with support from their hospital in partnership with the university. <br/>RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: <br/>These community partnerships provide financial benefit to the student while supporting recruitment and retention to supporting partners (Frank, 2008). &quot;We must develop partnerships with others in the education-care continuum to have any real hope of mounting and sustaining an effort to build the programs needed to address the long-term challenges of a nursing workforce that is adequate in number and skill&quot; (O'Neil, 2004, p. 295). The necessity of developing nursing programs to facilitate the movement of associate degree nurses into baccalaureate programs is apparent (Boylston &amp; Jackson, 2008). Key to the success of this goal is increased access for higher degrees in nursing. Students overwhelmingly voice the need for convenience within the educational design and delivery (Boylston &amp; Jackson, 2008). Inherent in providing quality accessible and supportive education to adult learners is the understanding of any situational barriers as well as facilitating factors that RN-BSN students encounter in returning to school for a higher degree. This joint venture provides a supportive cohort model of RN-BSN enrollment, increasing the BSN workforce, and promotes the growth of university-agency partnerships. Healthcare organizations recognize the imperative need to assist nursing employees to return to school for higher education in order to enhance the quality of healthcare. Community partnerships between institutions of higher learning and community agencies are shaping educational redesign in the 21st century. <br/>METHODS: <br/>This study used a triangulated approach to determine the perceptions of two cohorts of online RN-BSN students in the learning process. Qualitative interviews were obtained from 17 students and themes were generated as to the experiential influences of their educational process. Quantitative data provided information as to the successful completion of students from the program as well as attrition rates seen in the separate cohorts. <br/>RESULTS: <br/>Research generated from the qualitative portion of this study support the importance of bridging the gap between healthcare agencies and academic institutions. Emergent themes highlighted the need for continued endorsement of joint partnerships. Quantitative data emphasizes the benefit of these joint endeavors on student success and retention within RN-BSN programs. <br/>IMPLICATIONS: <br/>This study examines the outcomes of a collaborative educational model and a theoretical framework integrating diverse student needs and creative pedagogy through on-line education access. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:43:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:43:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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