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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160992
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Worries Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in The US
Abstract:
Worries Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in The US
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Ross, Ratchneewan
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:362 Henderson, Kent, OH, 44242, USA
Contact Telephone:3306728785
Co-Authors:L. Wolf, C. Delgado, School of Nursing, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH; R. Ross, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;
Problem: Being a nursing student can be stressful due to personal and school worries. Stress and worry have been found to be related to depression and low productivity in the general population. Identifying worries can help faculty to identify interventions to help prevent depression in nursing students. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify worries of accelerated and generic nursing students regarding personal life and school life by examining narratives from 3rd and 4th year baccalaureate nursing students. Conceptual Framework: Lazarus and Feldman's (1984) theory was used as the theoretical framework; appraisal of the demand/worry as a threat/challenge and coping strategies are determined differently by each individual. Qualitative description (Sandelowski, 2000) was used as the methodological framework. Subjects: Fifty-one 3rd and 4th year nursing students in BSN programs at two universities in the US Midwest region from a larger study of depression (n=209) were included. Method: In the larger study, data were collected between February 2007 and February 2008. Four open-ended questions in a questionnaire packet were used to ask students about their worries related to school/personal life and their coping strategies. Thematic content analysis was performed by the research team. Categories emerged from carefully, but openly reading students' narratives. Sorting material was a circular process involving careful reading, suggesting categories, sorting text into categories, generating ideas for new categories, and refining the categories. Results: Personal worries identified were (a) finances, (b) relationships, and (c) health of self or loved ones. Worries about school were concerned with (a) getting through the program, (b) passing the NCLEX exam, and (c) being a good nurse. Identified coping strategies were working on the issue or ignoring it. Conclusions: Faculty should help students identify related resources such as financial and counseling, invite successful nurses to speak about nursing, and guide students to work on the issue instead of ignoring it.
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.titleWorries Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in The USen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160992-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Worries Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in The US</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">Ross, Ratchneewan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State 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">362 Henderson, Kent, OH, 44242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">3306728785</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rross1@kent.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L. Wolf, C. Delgado, School of Nursing, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH; R. Ross, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Being a nursing student can be stressful due to personal and school worries. Stress and worry have been found to be related to depression and low productivity in the general population. Identifying worries can help faculty to identify interventions to help prevent depression in nursing students. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify worries of accelerated and generic nursing students regarding personal life and school life by examining narratives from 3rd and 4th year baccalaureate nursing students. Conceptual Framework: Lazarus and Feldman's (1984) theory was used as the theoretical framework; appraisal of the demand/worry as a threat/challenge and coping strategies are determined differently by each individual. Qualitative description (Sandelowski, 2000) was used as the methodological framework. Subjects: Fifty-one 3rd and 4th year nursing students in BSN programs at two universities in the US Midwest region from a larger study of depression (n=209) were included. Method: In the larger study, data were collected between February 2007 and February 2008. Four open-ended questions in a questionnaire packet were used to ask students about their worries related to school/personal life and their coping strategies. Thematic content analysis was performed by the research team. Categories emerged from carefully, but openly reading students' narratives. Sorting material was a circular process involving careful reading, suggesting categories, sorting text into categories, generating ideas for new categories, and refining the categories. Results: Personal worries identified were (a) finances, (b) relationships, and (c) health of self or loved ones. Worries about school were concerned with (a) getting through the program, (b) passing the NCLEX exam, and (c) being a good nurse. Identified coping strategies were working on the issue or ignoring it. Conclusions: Faculty should help students identify related resources such as financial and counseling, invite successful nurses to speak about nursing, and guide students to work on the issue instead of ignoring it.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:14:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:14:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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