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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160422
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of a Program to Transition Entry Level Workers to Professional RNs
Abstract:
Evaluation of a Program to Transition Entry Level Workers to Professional RNs
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Kravutske, Mary
Contact Address:Nursing Development, 1 Ford Place, 2B, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Co-Authors:Teresa Wehrwein; Marva Brooks; Dorothy H. Fox
The purpose of this program was to provide an opportunity for high potential entry-level employees to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. The program provided coordinated services to facilitate success in school as the participants balanced their multiple roles of student, worker, family, and community member. The Kretzman and McKnight Asset Model (1993) was the conceptual framework used for this project. According to the Asset Model, the shift is from needs, problems, and deficiencies to locating assets, skills, and capacities. The model concentrates on linking resources and realizing the power of partnerships. The subjects (n=62) were selected through a competitive application process from the internal workforce pool. The requirements for inclusion were a history of a lack of opportunity to pursue higher education and/or financial hardship. The selected participants were provided multiple educational support services including a college readiness course, mentoring, tutoring, a computer with Internet access, and individualized academic advising. The program included a monthly stipend to augment tuition assistance. The subjects were able to reduce the number of hours worked per week and maintain their current benefit status. The Program Coordinator worked with the subjects and their supervisors to facilitate modifications in work schedule while meeting job expectations. Over the three-year study period a retention rate of 66% was attained. Results to be presented will include participant demographics, academic outcomes including gains in the college readiness program, grade point averages, retention and progression rates. The program was an effective strategy to support entry level workers to achieve a college education. The principles used here can be adapted to other settings. The results of the research provide direction for educational partnerships between universities and health care delivery systems. AN: MN030158
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.titleEvaluation of a Program to Transition Entry Level Workers to Professional RNsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160422-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of a Program to Transition Entry Level Workers to Professional RNs </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kravutske, Mary</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Development, 1 Ford Place, 2B, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Teresa Wehrwein; Marva Brooks; Dorothy H. Fox</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this program was to provide an opportunity for high potential entry-level employees to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. The program provided coordinated services to facilitate success in school as the participants balanced their multiple roles of student, worker, family, and community member. The Kretzman and McKnight Asset Model (1993) was the conceptual framework used for this project. According to the Asset Model, the shift is from needs, problems, and deficiencies to locating assets, skills, and capacities. The model concentrates on linking resources and realizing the power of partnerships. The subjects (n=62) were selected through a competitive application process from the internal workforce pool. The requirements for inclusion were a history of a lack of opportunity to pursue higher education and/or financial hardship. The selected participants were provided multiple educational support services including a college readiness course, mentoring, tutoring, a computer with Internet access, and individualized academic advising. The program included a monthly stipend to augment tuition assistance. The subjects were able to reduce the number of hours worked per week and maintain their current benefit status. The Program Coordinator worked with the subjects and their supervisors to facilitate modifications in work schedule while meeting job expectations. Over the three-year study period a retention rate of 66% was attained. Results to be presented will include participant demographics, academic outcomes including gains in the college readiness program, grade point averages, retention and progression rates. The program was an effective strategy to support entry level workers to achieve a college education. The principles used here can be adapted to other settings. The results of the research provide direction for educational partnerships between universities and health care delivery systems. AN: MN030158 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:55:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:55:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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