Where Do Our Graduates Go? What Do They Do? Surveying Graduates to Improve Program Quality

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162343
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Where Do Our Graduates Go? What Do They Do? Surveying Graduates to Improve Program Quality
Author(s):
Ferguson, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Ferguson, RN, PhD, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, email: linda.ferguson@usask.ca
Abstract:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Where do our graduates work after graduation? How long do they work in direct patient care? How many enter administration, education, or research, and when in their careers do they make such moves? These questions arise when one discusses the outcomes of nursing education, especially in times of nursing shortages. These questions are of interest to program administrators, institutional administrators, government departments concerned with Health Human Resource planning, and students in the programs. Myths abound concerning nurses leaving nursing shortly after graduation, the impact of baccalaureate education on nurses continuing to provide bedside nursing care, and nurses leaving the jurisdictions for "greener pastures"? Surveying program graduates can provide valuable information on graduate career trajectories and their impressions of the effectiveness of their programs in preparing them for the professional role. The College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Nursing Division of Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, and Department of Health Sciences of the First Nations University of Canada jointly sponsor surveys of graduates on exit from the program, 2 years following graduation, and 5 years following graduation. The benefits of this survey in improving nursing curricula will be discussed, along with information on the challenges of such as survey.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Conference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhere Do Our Graduates Go? What Do They Do? Surveying Graduates to Improve Program Qualityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Ferguson, RN, PhD, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, email: linda.ferguson@usask.caen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162343-
dc.description.abstractCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Where do our graduates work after graduation? How long do they work in direct patient care? How many enter administration, education, or research, and when in their careers do they make such moves? These questions arise when one discusses the outcomes of nursing education, especially in times of nursing shortages. These questions are of interest to program administrators, institutional administrators, government departments concerned with Health Human Resource planning, and students in the programs. Myths abound concerning nurses leaving nursing shortly after graduation, the impact of baccalaureate education on nurses continuing to provide bedside nursing care, and nurses leaving the jurisdictions for "greener pastures"? Surveying program graduates can provide valuable information on graduate career trajectories and their impressions of the effectiveness of their programs in preparing them for the professional role. The College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Nursing Division of Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, and Department of Health Sciences of the First Nations University of Canada jointly sponsor surveys of graduates on exit from the program, 2 years following graduation, and 5 years following graduation. The benefits of this survey in improving nursing curricula will be discussed, along with information on the challenges of such as survey.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:01:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:01:21Z-
dc.conference.date2008-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationToronto, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.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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