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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159941
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Student Perceptions of a Perioperative Nursing Elective on Career Preferences
Abstract:
Student Perceptions of a Perioperative Nursing Elective on Career Preferences
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Schmidt, Nola, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Valparaiso University
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:836 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso, IN, 46383, USA
Contact Telephone:219-464-5288
Co-Authors:J.M. Brown, N.A. Schmidt, College of Nursing, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN;
Review of Literature/theoretical framework: Due to the shortage of nurses who specialize in perioperative nursing, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has called for innovative ways to introduce nursing students to this specialty. AORN has created a curriculum based on an assumption that students who are exposed to the curriculum will become interested in pursuing a career in the specialty. This thinking is consistent with social learning theory (Bandura, 1986), where it is suggested that human learning occurs from observing the behaviors of others, interpreting the observed behaviors, deciding which behaviors to adopt, and then performing selected behaviors. The purpose of this study is to describe student perceptions of perioperative nursing as a career option following completion of an elective course in perioperative nursing. Design/Methods: A qualitative design using two focus groups was selected. Junior and senior students who completed one of two course offerings were invited to participate. The sample consisted of 19 students. Data Collection: Audio-taped focus sessions began by providing verbal descriptions of the study and addressing participant rights. Each participant was asked to complete a demographic questionnaire. Focus groups lasted one hour and were followed by a meal, an incentive for participation. One investigator acted as the moderator and the other investigator maintained notes during the sessions. Audio tapes were transcribed verbatim and transcripts will be checked against the tapes by one of the investigators. Results: Three themes resulted: (a) opening their eyes: career advantages, (b) being captive: career disadvantages, and (c) not just another course: Evaluation. Discussion/Implications for nursing: While the course stimulated some interest in perioperative nursing, most students were not swayed to select this as an immediate career. Many expressed intent to consider this career option in the future which they attributed to being enrolled in the course.
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.titleStudent Perceptions of a Perioperative Nursing Elective on Career Preferencesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159941-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Student Perceptions of a Perioperative Nursing Elective on Career Preferences</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schmidt, Nola, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valparaiso University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">836 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso, IN, 46383, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">219-464-5288</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Nola.Schmidt@valpo.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J.M. Brown, N.A. Schmidt, College of Nursing, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Review of Literature/theoretical framework: Due to the shortage of nurses who specialize in perioperative nursing, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has called for innovative ways to introduce nursing students to this specialty. AORN has created a curriculum based on an assumption that students who are exposed to the curriculum will become interested in pursuing a career in the specialty. This thinking is consistent with social learning theory (Bandura, 1986), where it is suggested that human learning occurs from observing the behaviors of others, interpreting the observed behaviors, deciding which behaviors to adopt, and then performing selected behaviors. The purpose of this study is to describe student perceptions of perioperative nursing as a career option following completion of an elective course in perioperative nursing. Design/Methods: A qualitative design using two focus groups was selected. Junior and senior students who completed one of two course offerings were invited to participate. The sample consisted of 19 students. Data Collection: Audio-taped focus sessions began by providing verbal descriptions of the study and addressing participant rights. Each participant was asked to complete a demographic questionnaire. Focus groups lasted one hour and were followed by a meal, an incentive for participation. One investigator acted as the moderator and the other investigator maintained notes during the sessions. Audio tapes were transcribed verbatim and transcripts will be checked against the tapes by one of the investigators. Results: Three themes resulted: (a) opening their eyes: career advantages, (b) being captive: career disadvantages, and (c) not just another course: Evaluation. Discussion/Implications for nursing: While the course stimulated some interest in perioperative nursing, most students were not swayed to select this as an immediate career. Many expressed intent to consider this career option in the future which they attributed to being enrolled in the course.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:28:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:28:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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