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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159242
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Attitudes of BSN Students Following a Geriatric Practicum Experience
Abstract:
Attitudes of BSN Students Following a Geriatric Practicum Experience
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Malarney, Kathleen, BSN, RN
Contact Address:030 East 81st Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46240, USA
The shortage of baccalaureate prepared nurses practicing in the field of geriatrics is an urgent reality. Without immediate attention to this growing need, the situation will only worsen. Many health care practitioners believe that the lack of new BSN graduates choosing to practice in geriatric settings is due to negative attitudes, values, and beliefs toward caring for the older adult. To increase positive attitudes of senior BSN students toward older adults, a senior level baccalaureate course in nursing was revised to enhance the geriatric content in the classroom and clinicals. A descriptive design, using pre-test and post-test measures, was used in the study. The sample consisted of senior students enrolled in a nursing course at a mid-size Midwestern private university. Rosencranz and McNevin’s (1969) Aging Semantic Differential Scale (ASDS) was given to students both at the beginning and the end of the semester. The ASDS measures attitudes, values, and beliefs about older adults. The resulting data from the scale was analyzed using reliability studies, differences analyses, and descriptive statistics such as frequency distributions and measures of central tendency and dispersion. The analysis of demographic data included age, amount of past experience with older adults, and the educational level of the participants. The results of the study, using the Aging Semantic Differential Scale, showed positive changes in the attitudes, values and beliefs of students toward older adults. This indicates that increasing geriatric course content and clinical experiences for senior baccalaureate nursing students could have a positive influence on the students’ attitudes and career decisions. It is believed that more research into the attitudes of students needs to be completed in order to form a stronger conclusion. Key Words: Attitudes, students, older adult
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAttitudes of BSN Students Following a Geriatric Practicum Experienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159242-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Attitudes of BSN Students Following a Geriatric Practicum Experience</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Malarney, Kathleen, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">030 East 81st Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46240, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The shortage of baccalaureate prepared nurses practicing in the field of geriatrics is an urgent reality. Without immediate attention to this growing need, the situation will only worsen. Many health care practitioners believe that the lack of new BSN graduates choosing to practice in geriatric settings is due to negative attitudes, values, and beliefs toward caring for the older adult. To increase positive attitudes of senior BSN students toward older adults, a senior level baccalaureate course in nursing was revised to enhance the geriatric content in the classroom and clinicals. A descriptive design, using pre-test and post-test measures, was used in the study. The sample consisted of senior students enrolled in a nursing course at a mid-size Midwestern private university. Rosencranz and McNevin&rsquo;s (1969) Aging Semantic Differential Scale (ASDS) was given to students both at the beginning and the end of the semester. The ASDS measures attitudes, values, and beliefs about older adults. The resulting data from the scale was analyzed using reliability studies, differences analyses, and descriptive statistics such as frequency distributions and measures of central tendency and dispersion. The analysis of demographic data included age, amount of past experience with older adults, and the educational level of the participants. The results of the study, using the Aging Semantic Differential Scale, showed positive changes in the attitudes, values and beliefs of students toward older adults. This indicates that increasing geriatric course content and clinical experiences for senior baccalaureate nursing students could have a positive influence on the students&rsquo; attitudes and career decisions. It is believed that more research into the attitudes of students needs to be completed in order to form a stronger conclusion. Key Words: Attitudes, students, older adult</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:50:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:50:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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