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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182947
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Aiming "High-Risk," Disadvantaged High School Seniors Toward a Career in Nursing
Author(s):
Lewis, Carolyn
Author Details:
Carolyn Lewis, Ph.D., RN, CNE, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: clewis4@sleh.com
Abstract:
[Poster Presentation]

Many children are born into generational poverty and live with limited resources under the "hidden rules" of their social class. Their reality is television, entertainment and "just getting by." Some are the first in their family to graduate from high school. Many are from single-parent homes where Mom or Dad wants them to drop out of school, "get a job," and help "make ends meat." These kids give all of their minimum-wage earnings to the family. Their world shows little enthusiasm for education, and for many, college isn't an option. Gloomily lacking in focus and direction, these kids live day-to-day without hope for the future. An 8-week full-time summer employment program paying $8.95 per hour offers hope by giving 20 disadvantaged kids a job and an opportunity to experience nursing first hand. The experience provides positive role modeling, job skills, mentorship toward a college education, and a chance at a successful health care career. Working together with high school based project managers, education specialists guide externs through the hiring process and train them as nursing assistants. Externs receive a preceptor and work on a nursing unit. In addition to patient care, externs explore various facets of health care by visiting other patient care areas throughout the hospital; and participate in weekly professional development activities. The summer externship promotes three forces of magnetism: Community and the Hospital, Image of Nursing and Professional Development. This poster provides details about the program in hopes that it will be adopted by other magnet facilities. References: Covey, S. R. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Fireside Simon & Schuster. Payne, R. K. (1996). A Framework for Understanding Poverty (3rd ed.). Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc. Stailey, J. & Payne, R. K. (1998). Think Rather of Zebra Dealing with Aspects of Poverty Through Story. Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc.; Many children are born into generational poverty and live with limited resources under the "hidden rules" of their social class. Their reality is television, entertainment and "just getting by." Some are the first in their family to graduate from high school. Many are from single-parent homes where Mom or Dad wants them to drop out of school, "get a job," and help "make ends meat." These kids give all of their minimum-wage earnings to the family. Their world shows little enthusiasm for education, and for many, college isn't an option. Gloomily lacking in focus and direction, these kids live day-to-day without hope for the future. An 8-week full-time summer employment program paying $8.95 per hour offers hope by giving 20 disadvantaged kids a job and an opportunity to experience nursing first hand. The experience provides positive role modeling, job skills, mentorship toward a college education, and a chance at a successful health care career. Working together with high school based project managers, education specialists guide externs through the hiring process and train them as nursing assistants. Externs receive a preceptor and work on a nursing unit. In addition to patient care, externs explore various facets of health care by visiting other patient care areas throughout the hospital; and participate in weekly professional development activities. The summer externship promotes three forces of magnetism: Community and the Hospital, Image of Nursing and Professional Development. This poster provides details about the program in hopes that it will be adopted by other magnet facilities. References: Covey, S. R. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Fireside Simon & Schuster. Payne, R. K. (1996). A Framework for Understanding Poverty (3rd ed.). Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc. Stailey, J. & Payne, R. K. (1998). Think Rather of Zebra Dealing with Aspects of Poverty Through Story. Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
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.titleAiming "High-Risk," Disadvantaged High School Seniors Toward a Career in Nursingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Carolynen_US
dc.author.detailsCarolyn Lewis, Ph.D., RN, CNE, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: clewis4@sleh.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182947-
dc.description.abstract[Poster Presentation]<br /><br />Many children are born into generational poverty and live with limited resources under the "hidden rules" of their social class. Their reality is television, entertainment and "just getting by." Some are the first in their family to graduate from high school. Many are from single-parent homes where Mom or Dad wants them to drop out of school, "get a job," and help "make ends meat." These kids give all of their minimum-wage earnings to the family. Their world shows little enthusiasm for education, and for many, college isn't an option. Gloomily lacking in focus and direction, these kids live day-to-day without hope for the future. An 8-week full-time summer employment program paying $8.95 per hour offers hope by giving 20 disadvantaged kids a job and an opportunity to experience nursing first hand. The experience provides positive role modeling, job skills, mentorship toward a college education, and a chance at a successful health care career. Working together with high school based project managers, education specialists guide externs through the hiring process and train them as nursing assistants. Externs receive a preceptor and work on a nursing unit. In addition to patient care, externs explore various facets of health care by visiting other patient care areas throughout the hospital; and participate in weekly professional development activities. The summer externship promotes three forces of magnetism: Community and the Hospital, Image of Nursing and Professional Development. This poster provides details about the program in hopes that it will be adopted by other magnet facilities. References: Covey, S. R. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Fireside Simon & Schuster. Payne, R. K. (1996). A Framework for Understanding Poverty (3rd ed.). Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc. Stailey, J. & Payne, R. K. (1998). Think Rather of Zebra Dealing with Aspects of Poverty Through Story. Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc.en_US
dc.description.abstractMany children are born into generational poverty and live with limited resources under the "hidden rules" of their social class. Their reality is television, entertainment and "just getting by." Some are the first in their family to graduate from high school. Many are from single-parent homes where Mom or Dad wants them to drop out of school, "get a job," and help "make ends meat." These kids give all of their minimum-wage earnings to the family. Their world shows little enthusiasm for education, and for many, college isn't an option. Gloomily lacking in focus and direction, these kids live day-to-day without hope for the future. An 8-week full-time summer employment program paying $8.95 per hour offers hope by giving 20 disadvantaged kids a job and an opportunity to experience nursing first hand. The experience provides positive role modeling, job skills, mentorship toward a college education, and a chance at a successful health care career. Working together with high school based project managers, education specialists guide externs through the hiring process and train them as nursing assistants. Externs receive a preceptor and work on a nursing unit. In addition to patient care, externs explore various facets of health care by visiting other patient care areas throughout the hospital; and participate in weekly professional development activities. The summer externship promotes three forces of magnetism: Community and the Hospital, Image of Nursing and Professional Development. This poster provides details about the program in hopes that it will be adopted by other magnet facilities. References: Covey, S. R. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Fireside Simon & Schuster. Payne, R. K. (1996). A Framework for Understanding Poverty (3rd ed.). Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc. Stailey, J. & Payne, R. K. (1998). Think Rather of Zebra Dealing with Aspects of Poverty Through Story. Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:47:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:47:23Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.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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