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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162132
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Process of Change in Nursing Education in South Africa
Author(s):
Gwele, Nomthandazo
Author Details:
Nomthandazo Gwele, email: gwele@ukzn.ac.za
Abstract:
A two-phase cross-sectional study aimed at assessing change in nursing education was conducted. The Delphi phase was aimed at identifying the reasons, aims and expected outcomes of the comprehensive basic nursing programme (CBNP). Principals of nursing colleges and Heads of university nursing departments participated in the Delphi. Unanimous agreement was reached on the third round that the aims and expected outcomes of the CBNP were to produce nurses capable of (a) rendering comprehensive health care, (b) nursing holistically, (c) thinking critically, creatively, and analytically, and (d) learning independently. Concerns of nurse educators, behaviours and skills, and variations in implementation were measured by means of the three diagnostic dimensions of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model. For the concerns aspect of the study 33, 15, 27, and 18 nurse educators from four nursing colleges in the different provinces participated. For the focused levels of use interviews, 12 nurse educators from three nursing colleges and 11 nurse educators from the remaining college participated. For measuring variations in implementation, classroom observations were conducted for 10 nurse educators at nursing colleges A and B, and six and seven nurse educatorsat colleges C and D respectively. The MANOVA and ANOVA, were used to analyse the data on concerns. Data on perceived levels of use, and variations in implementation were analysed by means of Chi squares. Differences between colleges by timing of adoption were significant in intensity of lower stages of concern (awareness, informational, personal, and management) only. Significant differences between experienced and inexperienced users were found. The concerns of inexperienced users were significantly higher than those of experienced users on both higher and lower stages of concern. No differences in intensity of concerns were found based on training in the innovation. No significant differences between early and late adopters in perceived levels of proficiency were found. Variations in use were not significant between early and late adopters based on 65% ideal to acceptable variations as a cut off point. Only one of the four components of the CBNP was found to be successfully implemented at all four nursing colleges.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
Fourth Conference of the Africa Honour Society
Conference Host:
Africa Honour Society of Nursing
Description:
The Africa Honour Society of Nursing was chartered in Gaborone, Botswana on 4 August 2004 and became the Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Process of Change in Nursing Education in South Africaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGwele, Nomthandazoen_US
dc.author.detailsNomthandazo Gwele, email: gwele@ukzn.ac.zaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162132-
dc.description.abstractA two-phase cross-sectional study aimed at assessing change in nursing education was conducted. The Delphi phase was aimed at identifying the reasons, aims and expected outcomes of the comprehensive basic nursing programme (CBNP). Principals of nursing colleges and Heads of university nursing departments participated in the Delphi. Unanimous agreement was reached on the third round that the aims and expected outcomes of the CBNP were to produce nurses capable of (a) rendering comprehensive health care, (b) nursing holistically, (c) thinking critically, creatively, and analytically, and (d) learning independently. Concerns of nurse educators, behaviours and skills, and variations in implementation were measured by means of the three diagnostic dimensions of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model. For the concerns aspect of the study 33, 15, 27, and 18 nurse educators from four nursing colleges in the different provinces participated. For the focused levels of use interviews, 12 nurse educators from three nursing colleges and 11 nurse educators from the remaining college participated. For measuring variations in implementation, classroom observations were conducted for 10 nurse educators at nursing colleges A and B, and six and seven nurse educatorsat colleges C and D respectively. The MANOVA and ANOVA, were used to analyse the data on concerns. Data on perceived levels of use, and variations in implementation were analysed by means of Chi squares. Differences between colleges by timing of adoption were significant in intensity of lower stages of concern (awareness, informational, personal, and management) only. Significant differences between experienced and inexperienced users were found. The concerns of inexperienced users were significantly higher than those of experienced users on both higher and lower stages of concern. No differences in intensity of concerns were found based on training in the innovation. No significant differences between early and late adopters in perceived levels of proficiency were found. Variations in use were not significant between early and late adopters based on 65% ideal to acceptable variations as a cut off point. Only one of the four components of the CBNP was found to be successfully implemented at all four nursing colleges.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:53:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:53:47Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.nameFourth Conference of the Africa Honour Societyen_US
dc.conference.hostAfrica Honour Society of Nursingen_US
dc.descriptionThe Africa Honour Society of Nursing was chartered in Gaborone, Botswana on 4 August 2004 and became the Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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