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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157712
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Second Career Master's Entry Students' Socialization Outcomes
Abstract:
Second Career Master's Entry Students' Socialization Outcomes
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:dela Cruz, Felicitas A., RN, DNSc, FAANP
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University, School of Nursing
Title:Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Health Disparities
Contact Address:901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA, 91702, USA
Contact Telephone:626-815-5409
Co-Authors:Marilyn Klakovich, DNSc, RN, NEA, NC, Program Evaluator, SCAN Program
Purpose/Aim:  To describe the socialization outcomes of second career master's entry nursing students using the Logic Model as the theoretical framework. Rationale/Background:  In response to the critical national nursing shortage, second career nursing programs have dramatically increased. These accelerated programs, however, provide limited time for students to socialize to the professional nursing role. Limited information exists about the outcomes of these fast-paced intensive programs in socializing non-nursing college graduates into the profession. Methods:  We surveyed three cohorts (N= 51) of students enrolled in the Second Careers and Nursing (SCAN) program, an accelerated master's entry in nursing educational pathway, at the end of their prelicensure coursework. The surveys included the Interpersonal Communication Assessment Scale, Pre-Professional Clinical Competency Scale, Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale, and Dempster Professional Behaviors Scale which measures autonomy. All these scales have shown reliability and validity in previous studies. We also tracked NCLEX pass rates of these students. In addition, we obtained the evaluation of the students' preceptors at the end of an intensive 300-hour internship. Furthermore, we surveyed the employers of these new nurses at the end of their first year of employment.  Outcomes:  The NCLEX pass rate for the first three cohorts is 94% with 3 students in cohort 3 who have not yet taken the exam. All those who passed are now working as RNs. Retrospective pre/post results at the end of the pre-licensure component for cohorts 1 & 2, and pre/post tests for cohort 3 showed a significant increase in the students' clinical and communication competencies. Scores on the Dempster Professional Behaviors Scale, which measures the extent of autonomy, ranged from 94 to 146 with a mean of 117 (SD=13.6), indicating a high degree of autonomy. Preceptor focus group results for cohorts 1 and 2 indicated, on the whole, that the students demonstrated strong interpersonal relationship skills, good bedside manners, assertiveness, confidence and critical thinking. Similarly, telephone interviews with cohort 3 preceptors echoed previous preceptors' observations. In addition, these preceptors indicated that the students were motivated, professional, knowledgeable, caring, empathetic, eager to learn and to pitch in. Employer surveys showed that the new employees have received recognition from supervisors or associates for promotion and/or new job assignment. They also rank them as highly competent in communication skills, ethical/moral decision making, critical thinking, leadership and patient advocacy.  Conclusions/Recommendations: Evidence suggests that the accelerated SCAN program has successfully socialized the students into professional nursing. Further research is needed to tease out the specific program components and activities that significantly contribute to the socialization of non-nursing college graduates into the profession.  The SCAN program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Division of Nursing, D65HP03104 and the California Health Workforce Policy Commission (Song-Brown Funds).
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.titleSecond Career Master's Entry Students' Socialization Outcomesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157712-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Second Career Master's Entry Students' Socialization Outcomes</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">dela Cruz, Felicitas A., RN, DNSc, FAANP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Azusa Pacific University, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Health Disparities</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA, 91702, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">626-815-5409</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fdelacruz@apu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marilyn Klakovich, DNSc, RN, NEA, NC, Program Evaluator, SCAN Program</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Aim:&nbsp; To describe the socialization outcomes of second career master's entry nursing students using the Logic Model as the theoretical framework. Rationale/Background: &nbsp;In response to the critical national nursing shortage, second career nursing programs have dramatically increased. These accelerated programs, however, provide limited time for students to socialize to the professional nursing role. Limited information exists about the outcomes of these fast-paced intensive programs in socializing non-nursing college graduates into the profession. Methods: &nbsp;We surveyed three cohorts (N= 51) of students enrolled in the Second Careers and Nursing (SCAN) program, an accelerated master's entry in nursing educational pathway, at the end of their prelicensure coursework. The surveys included the Interpersonal Communication Assessment Scale, Pre-Professional Clinical Competency Scale, Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale, and Dempster Professional Behaviors Scale which measures autonomy. All these scales have shown reliability and validity in previous studies. We also tracked NCLEX pass rates of these students. In addition, we obtained the evaluation of the students' preceptors at the end of an intensive 300-hour internship. Furthermore, we surveyed the employers of these new nurses at the end of their first year of employment.&nbsp; Outcomes:&nbsp; The NCLEX pass rate for the first three cohorts is 94% with 3 students in cohort 3 who have not yet taken the exam. All those who passed are now working as RNs. Retrospective pre/post results at the end of the pre-licensure component for cohorts 1 &amp; 2, and pre/post tests for cohort 3 showed a significant increase in the students' clinical and communication competencies. Scores on the Dempster Professional Behaviors Scale, which measures the extent of autonomy, ranged from 94 to 146 with a mean of 117 (SD=13.6), indicating a high degree of autonomy. Preceptor focus group results for cohorts 1 and 2 indicated, on the whole, that the students demonstrated strong interpersonal relationship skills, good bedside manners, assertiveness, confidence and critical thinking. Similarly, telephone interviews with cohort 3 preceptors echoed previous preceptors' observations. In addition, these preceptors indicated that the students were motivated, professional, knowledgeable, caring, empathetic, eager to learn and to pitch in. Employer surveys showed that the new employees have received recognition from supervisors or associates for promotion and/or new job assignment. They also rank them as highly competent in communication skills, ethical/moral decision making, critical thinking, leadership and patient advocacy. &nbsp;Conclusions/Recommendations: Evidence suggests that the accelerated SCAN program has successfully socialized the students into professional nursing. Further research is needed to tease out the specific program components and activities that significantly contribute to the socialization of non-nursing college graduates into the profession.&nbsp; The SCAN program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Division of Nursing, D65HP03104 and the California Health Workforce Policy Commission (Song-Brown Funds).</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:07:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:07:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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