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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158245
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Associate Degree Nursing to Baccalaureate Nursing Degree
Abstract:
Associate Degree Nursing to Baccalaureate Nursing Degree
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2001
Author:Leggett, Diane
P.I. Institution Name:Weber State University
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3903 University Circle, Ogden, UT, 84408-3903, USA
Contact Telephone:801.626.7094
Problem Statement: Nursing education requirements for entry level practice continue to be an area of debate among educators, nurses, and administrators. Changes in health care have increased the need for nurses with greater knowledge and skill, but little incentive exists for nurses to obtain a higher degree. Conceptual Foundation: Critical Social Theory was used to identify the factors influencing the decision to return to school. Sample and Setting: A purposive sample of associate degree nurses employed in rural settings was used. The nurses were enrolled in an outreach program of a mid-western university to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Methodology: this study utilized a qualitative descriptive design. Four categories emerged with an overarching theme of "Desire". Results: the four categories were convenience, knowledge, advanced degrees, and inhibiting factors. Personal benefits of better communication, self-satisfaction, increased confidence, and personal growth were listed. Conclusions: Health care changes are occurring in metropolitan areas and are affecting nursing practice. Advanced technology has increased the need for education. This study has implications for health care management and clinical practice in regards to staffing needs, educational preparation of staff nurses, incentives for nurses to continue their education, and reimbursement policies regarding competencies of staff nurses.
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.titleAssociate Degree Nursing to Baccalaureate Nursing Degreeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158245-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Associate Degree Nursing to Baccalaureate Nursing Degree</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leggett, Diane</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Weber State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3903 University Circle, Ogden, UT, 84408-3903, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">801.626.7094</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dleggett@weber.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem Statement: Nursing education requirements for entry level practice continue to be an area of debate among educators, nurses, and administrators. Changes in health care have increased the need for nurses with greater knowledge and skill, but little incentive exists for nurses to obtain a higher degree. Conceptual Foundation: Critical Social Theory was used to identify the factors influencing the decision to return to school. Sample and Setting: A purposive sample of associate degree nurses employed in rural settings was used. The nurses were enrolled in an outreach program of a mid-western university to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Methodology: this study utilized a qualitative descriptive design. Four categories emerged with an overarching theme of &quot;Desire&quot;. Results: the four categories were convenience, knowledge, advanced degrees, and inhibiting factors. Personal benefits of better communication, self-satisfaction, increased confidence, and personal growth were listed. Conclusions: Health care changes are occurring in metropolitan areas and are affecting nursing practice. Advanced technology has increased the need for education. This study has implications for health care management and clinical practice in regards to staffing needs, educational preparation of staff nurses, incentives for nurses to continue their education, and reimbursement policies regarding competencies of staff nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:39:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:39:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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