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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166374
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Nursing Education Through Consultation with Clinical Experts
Author(s):
Eason, Frances
Author Details:
Frances Eason, EdD, Professor, East Carolina University School of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, email: easonf@ecu.edu
Abstract:
Assisting nursing students to prepare for the NCLEX-RN remains a constant challenge for nurse educators. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has completed a job analysis of the entry level performances essential for RNs. This analysis became the basis for the design of the NCLEX-RN test plan. The test plan includes more than two hundred competencies. There are two major components of the test plan: (1) phases of the nursing process and (2) client needs. Within the component of client needs there are four broad categories representing the health needs of clients. They are: (1) safe, effective environment, (2) physiological integrity, (3) psychosocial integrity, and (4) health promotion/maintenance. These categories were weighted in importance based on the recent job analysis study conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of clinical nurse experts regarding the importance of selected competencies needed by new graduates in nursing and how frequently these skills are required in a beginning staff nurse position. A descriptive research design was used for the study. Senior nursing students (n=96) enrolled in their final practicum course were asked to conduct an interview with their assigned preceptor (clinical expert) to obtain information regarding the minimum competencies needed by new graduates within the first six months following licensure. The interview instrument consisted of demographic items and selected competencies which the respondent was asked to rate on importance and frequency of performance. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Eighty four percent of the clinical experts were in Staff Nurse positions, with 28% having been in practice from 5-9 years. Eighty-seven percent were employed in hospitals with 24% in adult health areas. There were no statistically significant differences found between the area of practice and the phases of the nursing process nor between practice areas and the 4 categories of client needs. There were 4 trends identified: nurses in adult health perceived health promotion less essential and safe effective care more essential than nurses in other areas. Nurses in adult health saw meeting acute needs more essential than other nurses, while pediatric nurses saw health promotion more essential. The results of this study will be used to plan teaching content in an enrichment course designed to help the senior student in preparation for the NCLEX-RN. In addition, this study will provide important information that can be shared with nurse educators to help meet the challenge of preparing students who are competent to practice in our everchanging health care environment and who will be ready for new demands related to Health Care Reform and new workplace designs.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Nursing Education Through Consultation with Clinical Expertsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEason, Francesen_US
dc.author.detailsFrances Eason, EdD, Professor, East Carolina University School of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, email: easonf@ecu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166374-
dc.description.abstractAssisting nursing students to prepare for the NCLEX-RN remains a constant challenge for nurse educators. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has completed a job analysis of the entry level performances essential for RNs. This analysis became the basis for the design of the NCLEX-RN test plan. The test plan includes more than two hundred competencies. There are two major components of the test plan: (1) phases of the nursing process and (2) client needs. Within the component of client needs there are four broad categories representing the health needs of clients. They are: (1) safe, effective environment, (2) physiological integrity, (3) psychosocial integrity, and (4) health promotion/maintenance. These categories were weighted in importance based on the recent job analysis study conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of clinical nurse experts regarding the importance of selected competencies needed by new graduates in nursing and how frequently these skills are required in a beginning staff nurse position. A descriptive research design was used for the study. Senior nursing students (n=96) enrolled in their final practicum course were asked to conduct an interview with their assigned preceptor (clinical expert) to obtain information regarding the minimum competencies needed by new graduates within the first six months following licensure. The interview instrument consisted of demographic items and selected competencies which the respondent was asked to rate on importance and frequency of performance. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Eighty four percent of the clinical experts were in Staff Nurse positions, with 28% having been in practice from 5-9 years. Eighty-seven percent were employed in hospitals with 24% in adult health areas. There were no statistically significant differences found between the area of practice and the phases of the nursing process nor between practice areas and the 4 categories of client needs. There were 4 trends identified: nurses in adult health perceived health promotion less essential and safe effective care more essential than nurses in other areas. Nurses in adult health saw meeting acute needs more essential than other nurses, while pediatric nurses saw health promotion more essential. The results of this study will be used to plan teaching content in an enrichment course designed to help the senior student in preparation for the NCLEX-RN. In addition, this study will provide important information that can be shared with nurse educators to help meet the challenge of preparing students who are competent to practice in our everchanging health care environment and who will be ready for new demands related to Health Care Reform and new workplace designs.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:45:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:45:54Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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