Connectedness in Rural Nursing Distance Education and Rural Practice: Rural Nursing: Concept of Connectedness vs Unconnectedness, Margaret Conger

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Connectedness in Rural Nursing Distance Education and Rural Practice: Rural Nursing: Concept of Connectedness vs Unconnectedness, Margaret Conger
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Connectedness in Rural Nursing Distance Education and Rural Practice: Rural Nursing: Concept of Connectedness vs Unconnectedness, Margaret Conger
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2005
Author:Conger, Margaret, RN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Northern Arizona University School of Nursing
Contact Address:PO Box 15035, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011-5035, USA
Contact Telephone:928-523-6710
Co-Authors:Karen A. Plager
The purpose of this paper is to describe factors that lead to feelings of connectedness vs. unconnectedness among Advanced Practice Nurses in the early years of their practice in rural areas. The findings presented arose out of a larger study in which recent graduates of the program were interviewed to examine their application of the program outcome competencies. A concept that arose from this study is that of connectedness vs. unconnectedness. The concept of connectedness can be defined by a dictionary definition: to be connected is to a. to link, b. related, affiliated. (Webster, 1999). Professional isolation is a concept that has been described by Shreffler (1998) as important to understanding the role of nurses in isolated rural areas of practice. Many nurses both at staff as well as at administrative levels report feeling professionally isolated when working in small rural hospitals. The Federal government has encouraged the formation of networks and alliances between small rural hospitals to help reduce the sense of isolation among health care professionals. A similar pattern of isolation has been reported by physicians. A study by Shreffler (1992) described the practice of rural physicians to group together in clusters in an effort to reduce the feelings of isolation.
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.titleConnectedness in Rural Nursing Distance Education and Rural Practice: Rural Nursing: Concept of Connectedness vs Unconnectedness, Margaret Congeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158154-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Connectedness in Rural Nursing Distance Education and Rural Practice: Rural Nursing: Concept of Connectedness vs Unconnectedness, Margaret Conger</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Conger, Margaret, RN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northern Arizona University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">PO Box 15035, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011-5035, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">928-523-6710</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">margaret.conger@nau.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Karen A. Plager</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this paper is to describe factors that lead to feelings of connectedness vs. unconnectedness among Advanced Practice Nurses in the early years of their practice in rural areas. The findings presented arose out of a larger study in which recent graduates of the program were interviewed to examine their application of the program outcome competencies. A concept that arose from this study is that of connectedness vs. unconnectedness. The concept of connectedness can be defined by a dictionary definition: to be connected is to a. to link, b. related, affiliated. (Webster, 1999). Professional isolation is a concept that has been described by Shreffler (1998) as important to understanding the role of nurses in isolated rural areas of practice. Many nurses both at staff as well as at administrative levels report feeling professionally isolated when working in small rural hospitals. The Federal government has encouraged the formation of networks and alliances between small rural hospitals to help reduce the sense of isolation among health care professionals. A similar pattern of isolation has been reported by physicians. A study by Shreffler (1992) described the practice of rural physicians to group together in clusters in an effort to reduce the feelings of isolation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:33:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:33:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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