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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202092
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Bridges for Student Success in Nursing Education
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Introduction: Higher than expected attrition was occurring an ADN nursing program in Southern California, despite better screening of applicants using a probability of success formula that evaluated overall college and English GPA, bioscience and a minimum score on the TEAS. Purpose: To identify factors interfering with educational performance in the nursing program and identify and implement strategies to address and negate these factors. Methods: A qualitative design using a convenience sample of students enrolled in the nursing program was used to obtain information about 1) general experience in the nursing program, 2) resources, strategies, or approaches for success, and 3) suggestions for change.  A total of 23 students participated in semi-structured focus groups representing three of the four cohorts in progress during the fall 2010 semester. Students were verbally consented and used alias names during the sessions to provide confidentiality. Results: Students in two of the groups described their overall experience in the nursing program as a positive learning experience. All three groups felt that first semester was less positive and identified disorganization, last-minute changes, faculty and co-instructor conflicts, and NCLEX-style testing as factors that resulted in feeling overwhelmed, confused, and stressed. Students preferred to learn in the skills laboratory by hands-on experience with feedback and guidance in order to gain confidence performing these skills. The groups offered helpful advice for students that included work and work-life balance as well as study skills. Discussion: Understanding the student perspective is essential in identifying factors that interfere with educational performance in a nursing program. Results from focus groups were presented to department faculty in an effort to consider opportunities for change. One strategy which will be explored by faculty is to replace the standard orientation to nursing school with a one-week boot-camp prior to the start of the nursing program.
Keywords:
Educational Performance; Students' Perceptions; Nursing Student Success
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Bridges for Student Success in Nursing Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202092-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Introduction: Higher than expected attrition was occurring an ADN nursing program in Southern California, despite better screening of applicants using a probability of success formula that evaluated overall college and English GPA, bioscience and a minimum score on the TEAS. Purpose: To identify factors interfering with educational performance in the nursing program and identify and implement strategies to address and negate these factors. Methods: A qualitative design using a convenience sample of students enrolled in the nursing program was used to obtain information about 1) general experience in the nursing program, 2) resources, strategies, or approaches for success, and 3) suggestions for change.  A total of 23 students participated in semi-structured focus groups representing three of the four cohorts in progress during the fall 2010 semester. Students were verbally consented and used alias names during the sessions to provide confidentiality. Results: Students in two of the groups described their overall experience in the nursing program as a positive learning experience. All three groups felt that first semester was less positive and identified disorganization, last-minute changes, faculty and co-instructor conflicts, and NCLEX-style testing as factors that resulted in feeling overwhelmed, confused, and stressed. Students preferred to learn in the skills laboratory by hands-on experience with feedback and guidance in order to gain confidence performing these skills. The groups offered helpful advice for students that included work and work-life balance as well as study skills. Discussion: Understanding the student perspective is essential in identifying factors that interfere with educational performance in a nursing program. Results from focus groups were presented to department faculty in an effort to consider opportunities for change. One strategy which will be explored by faculty is to replace the standard orientation to nursing school with a one-week boot-camp prior to the start of the nursing program.en_GB
dc.subjectEducational Performanceen_GB
dc.subjectStudents' Perceptionsen_GB
dc.subjectNursing Student Successen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:09:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:09:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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