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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157672
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Students' Perceptions of the Nursing Shortage
Abstract:
Nursing Students' Perceptions of the Nursing Shortage
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Wechter, Susan, RN, MSN, PNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of New Mexico, College of Nursing
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:Health Science Center Nursing Pharmacy Building, MSC 09 5350, Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001, USA
Contact Telephone:330-497-0628
Co-Authors:Stephen Hernandez, RN, MSN, Doctoral Student; Hanna Krieger, RN, MSN, Doctoral Student; Melanie Mayo, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, AHPN, Doctoral Student; Cindy Mendelson, PhD, RN, Associate Professor; Mark Siemon, RN-BC, MPH, MSN, Doctoral Student; Jane Smith, RN, M
Purpose and Background:  A qualitative research study examining undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of the nursing shortage was conducted by six doctoral students in nursing as part of their Qualitative Research course. The purpose of the study was to explore individual nursing students' perception of the shortage and the implications on their education and future opportunities.  Although students had been surveyed regarding issues associated with the shortage, no research engaged them in a discussion of their perceptions of the shortage and the impact on their learning and career decisions. Methods:  A convenience sample of 12 nursing students from associate degree and bachelor degree programs across the were recruited by the student researchers.  A semi-structured interview approach was used to explore the participants? perceptions of the nursing shortage and its influence on their education and future opportunities.  Structured questions were followed up with probes specific to the participants? responses, such that each participant was encouraged to fully explain his or her unique experiences and perceptions. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed through a series of steps based on immersion and crystallization techniques which provided an iterative, contemplative and reflexive approach to data analysis.  Each student researcher analyzed his/her own interviews first and then engaged in a group process to develop thematic categories across all interviews. Results:   Five common themes were identified among the participants that included: (1) reasons for entering the profession (2) difficulties in the nursing curriculum (3) issues with the actual work of nurses (4) opportunities related to the nursing shortage and (5) challenges and fears of the students. Implications: These results identified a variety of suggestions by nursing students on ways to improve their learning and preparation for the challenges in the current health care arena. Implications from the results of this study are directed toward informing educators in nursing programs and nurse preceptors in health care settings of these suggestions. This will ensure enhanced recruitment and retention of the people who will inevitably resolve the shortage of nurses in the future.
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.titleNursing Students' Perceptions of the Nursing Shortageen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157672-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Students' Perceptions of the Nursing Shortage</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wechter, Susan, RN, MSN, PNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of New Mexico, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Health Science Center Nursing Pharmacy Building, MSC 09 5350, Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330-497-0628</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">SWechter@salud.unm.edu, swechter@neo.rr.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Stephen Hernandez, RN, MSN, Doctoral Student; Hanna Krieger, RN, MSN, Doctoral Student; Melanie Mayo, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, AHPN, Doctoral Student; Cindy Mendelson, PhD, RN, Associate Professor; Mark Siemon, RN-BC, MPH, MSN, Doctoral Student; Jane Smith, RN, M</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose and Background:&nbsp; A qualitative research study examining undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of the nursing shortage was conducted by six doctoral students in nursing as part of their Qualitative Research course. The purpose of the study was to explore individual nursing students' perception of the shortage and the implications on their education and future opportunities.&nbsp; Although students had been surveyed regarding issues associated with the shortage, no research engaged them in a discussion of their perceptions of the shortage and the impact on their learning and career decisions. Methods:&nbsp; A convenience sample of 12 nursing students from associate degree and bachelor degree programs across the were recruited by the student researchers.&nbsp; A semi-structured interview approach was used to explore the participants? perceptions of the nursing shortage and its influence on their education and future opportunities.&nbsp; Structured questions were followed up with probes specific to the participants? responses, such that each participant was encouraged to fully explain his or her unique experiences and perceptions. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed through a series of steps based on immersion and crystallization techniques which provided an iterative, contemplative and reflexive approach to data analysis.&nbsp; Each student researcher analyzed his/her own interviews first and then engaged in a group process to develop thematic categories across all interviews. Results:&nbsp; &nbsp;Five common themes were identified among the participants that included: (1) reasons for entering the profession (2) difficulties in the nursing curriculum (3) issues with the actual work of nurses (4) opportunities related to the nursing shortage and (5) challenges and fears of the students.&nbsp;Implications:&nbsp;These results identified a variety of suggestions by nursing students on ways to improve their learning and preparation for the challenges in the current health care arena. Implications from the results of this study are directed toward informing educators in nursing programs and nurse preceptors in health care settings of these suggestions. This will ensure enhanced recruitment and retention of the people who will inevitably resolve the shortage of nurses in the future.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:05:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:05:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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