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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183112
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing Nursing as a Career Choice with Fifth-Grade Students
Author(s):
Turner, Pamela
Author Details:
Pamela Turner, PhD, APRN, CPN, NEA-BC, Wolfson Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, email: pam.turner@bmcjax.com
Abstract:
Purpose:
The research was designed to provide information on the career development of fifth-grade students and to explore the influence of a career education program on childrenÆs interest in nursing as a career choice, especially related to gender.

Method:
A sample of 70 fifth-grade students recruited from a public elementary school in a large metropolitan city in the Southeast completed the study. The students' interest in nursing as a career was measured before and after participation in a four-week career education program about nursing. The education curriculum was designed in accordance with the National Career Development Guidelines. In addition, data were collected to determine the effect of the education program on the students' interest, competence perception, and desire to help other people based on John Holland's theory of career development and Jean Watson's theory of human caring.

Results:
There was a 61% (p < .001) increase of students indicating they would consider nursing as a career after participating in the career education program. This positive effect of the education program was discovered among both male and female students. There was a 114% (p < .05) increase in male students and a 43% (p < .05) increase in female students indicating they would consider nursing after participating in the education program. The results from the study also provided a pre- and post-career assessment of the students' development that was congruent with findings from previous studies.

Discussion:
The results underscore the positive effect that career education can have on children's career interests and substantiate the importance of exposing students to practicing nurses as a key strategy to stimulate interest in nursing to help maintain a steady recruitment of young people into the future nursing workforce.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnhancing Nursing as a Career Choice with Fifth-Grade Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Pamelaen_US
dc.author.detailsPamela Turner, PhD, APRN, CPN, NEA-BC, Wolfson Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, email: pam.turner@bmcjax.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183112-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:<br/>The research was designed to provide information on the career development of fifth-grade students and to explore the influence of a career education program on children&AElig;s interest in nursing as a career choice, especially related to gender. <br/><br/>Method:<br/>A sample of 70 fifth-grade students recruited from a public elementary school in a large metropolitan city in the Southeast completed the study. The students' interest in nursing as a career was measured before and after participation in a four-week career education program about nursing. The education curriculum was designed in accordance with the National Career Development Guidelines. In addition, data were collected to determine the effect of the education program on the students' interest, competence perception, and desire to help other people based on John Holland's theory of career development and Jean Watson's theory of human caring. <br/><br/>Results:<br/> There was a 61% (p &lt; .001) increase of students indicating they would consider nursing as a career after participating in the career education program. This positive effect of the education program was discovered among both male and female students. There was a 114% (p &lt; .05) increase in male students and a 43% (p &lt; .05) increase in female students indicating they would consider nursing after participating in the education program. The results from the study also provided a pre- and post-career assessment of the students' development that was congruent with findings from previous studies.<br/><br/>Discussion:<br/>The results underscore the positive effect that career education can have on children's career interests and substantiate the importance of exposing students to practicing nurses as a key strategy to stimulate interest in nursing to help maintain a steady recruitment of young people into the future nursing workforce.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:15:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:15:03Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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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