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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161483
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fifth Grade Students' Perceptions of Nurses and Nursing Careers
Abstract:
Fifth Grade Students' Perceptions of Nurses and Nursing Careers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Owens, Jacqueline
Contact Address:CON, 28457 Glen Hollow Lane, Olmsted Township, OH, 44138, USA
Nursing school recruitment efforts have traditionally been aimed at high school students. However, research suggests that career awareness begins to develop in much younger students and career decisions are often initiated in the upper elementary grade levels. Identifying perceptions of younger children about nursing as a career can inform primary education efforts about nursing and enhance recruitment strategies. Few recent studies have been conducted that examine elementary students’ perceptions of nurses and nursing career options. The purpose of this qualitative study is to identify fifth grade students’ perceptions of nurses and nursing careers. Career development theory, which holds that career choice is a life-span activity that demands career awareness at many levels, is the theoretical framework for this study. Approximately 40 fifth grade students will be recruited from five elementary school classrooms via purposive sampling. Students will participate in four to six focus groups, with six to eight students per group. Trained focus group facilitators will guide the students in discussion about general interest in various careers, including nursing, to explore what students think it takes or would be like to work in these jobs. A data collection method using oral communication, such as focus groups, is suitable for children of varying skill level and attention span. Sessions will be tape recorded for comparison with field notes, and an audit trail will be maintained. Transcripts will be analyzed using constant comparative analysis to identify key themes. Findings from this study will be useful in developing targeted recruiting techniques and materials for upper elementary students and for correcting possible misconceptions demonstrated by children in these groups. Additionally, the poster will provide an assessment of the newer, sociological research style focus group as a data collection method in nursing. AN: MN030021
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.titleFifth Grade Students' Perceptions of Nurses and Nursing Careersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161483-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Fifth Grade Students' Perceptions of Nurses and Nursing Careers</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">Owens, Jacqueline</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 28457 Glen Hollow Lane, Olmsted Township, OH, 44138, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nursing school recruitment efforts have traditionally been aimed at high school students. However, research suggests that career awareness begins to develop in much younger students and career decisions are often initiated in the upper elementary grade levels. Identifying perceptions of younger children about nursing as a career can inform primary education efforts about nursing and enhance recruitment strategies. Few recent studies have been conducted that examine elementary students&rsquo; perceptions of nurses and nursing career options. The purpose of this qualitative study is to identify fifth grade students&rsquo; perceptions of nurses and nursing careers. Career development theory, which holds that career choice is a life-span activity that demands career awareness at many levels, is the theoretical framework for this study. Approximately 40 fifth grade students will be recruited from five elementary school classrooms via purposive sampling. Students will participate in four to six focus groups, with six to eight students per group. Trained focus group facilitators will guide the students in discussion about general interest in various careers, including nursing, to explore what students think it takes or would be like to work in these jobs. A data collection method using oral communication, such as focus groups, is suitable for children of varying skill level and attention span. Sessions will be tape recorded for comparison with field notes, and an audit trail will be maintained. Transcripts will be analyzed using constant comparative analysis to identify key themes. Findings from this study will be useful in developing targeted recruiting techniques and materials for upper elementary students and for correcting possible misconceptions demonstrated by children in these groups. Additionally, the poster will provide an assessment of the newer, sociological research style focus group as a data collection method in nursing. AN: MN030021 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:22:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:22:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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