Increasing Retention and Student Satisfaction Utilizing an Online Peer Mentoring Program: A Literature Review and Project Proposal

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253886
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Increasing Retention and Student Satisfaction Utilizing an Online Peer Mentoring Program: A Literature Review and Project Proposal
Author(s):
Mitchell, Abigail; Mollica, Mchelle A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Theta
Author Details:
Abigail Mitchell, mitchela@dyc.edu; Mchelle A. Mollica, RN, MS, OCN
Abstract:

Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012

Anxiety and apprehension have been observed in beginning nursing students as a recurrent pattern. This anxiety, coupled with an increased information the student must retain in order to be successful, contributes to an increase in withdrawals from nursing programs nationwide, and decreased satisfaction in retained nursing students. The purpose of this review is to assess current evidence on the effectiveness of student peer-mentoring programs on increasing retention and student satisfaction, focusing specifically on online mentoring programs and their utility in an undergraduate nursing program. Results showed that a successful peer mentoring program could be a valuable component in nursing student education to reduce student anxiety, provide a positive learning environment, boost self-confidence, lessen confusion, and increase student interaction at various levels of the curriculum.  Improved retention rates and satisfaction among first semester clinical nursing students have also been observed with early mentoring. Challenges include finding time to meet mentor, in combination with other expectations. An e-peer mentoring strategy was developed that pairs junior level nursing students with senior nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program. Student satisfaction and retention will be measured. An e-mentoring program could be a necessary component to foster relationships between excelling senior nursing students and junior nursing students, and allow for support with regards to class load, coursework, school, and outside stressors.  This relationship will allow for collaboration of ideas, and provide perspective for the senior mentor in terms of growth and knowledge base. Mentors will likely benefit from the mentoring experience by incorporating new perspectives into their practice, demonstrating improved leadership, coaching and listening skills, and becoming more engaged in their work.
Keywords:
Leadership; Mentoring; Nursing Student
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIncreasing Retention and Student Satisfaction Utilizing an Online Peer Mentoring Program: A Literature Review and Project Proposalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Abigailen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMollica, Mchelle A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsAbigail Mitchell, mitchela@dyc.edu; Mchelle A. Mollica, RN, MS, OCNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253886-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012</p> Anxiety and apprehension have been observed in beginning nursing students as a recurrent pattern. This anxiety, coupled with an increased information the student must retain in order to be successful, contributes to an increase in withdrawals from nursing programs nationwide, and decreased satisfaction in retained nursing students. The purpose of this review is to assess current evidence on the effectiveness of student peer-mentoring programs on increasing retention and student satisfaction, focusing specifically on online mentoring programs and their utility in an undergraduate nursing program. Results showed that a successful peer mentoring program could be a valuable component in nursing student education to reduce student anxiety, provide a positive learning environment, boost self-confidence, lessen confusion, and increase student interaction at various levels of the curriculum.&nbsp; Improved retention rates and satisfaction among first semester clinical nursing students have also been observed with early mentoring. Challenges include finding time to meet mentor, in combination with other expectations. An e-peer mentoring strategy was developed that pairs junior level nursing students with senior nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program. Student satisfaction and retention will be measured. An e-mentoring program could be a necessary component to foster relationships between excelling senior nursing students and junior nursing students, and allow for support with regards to class load, coursework, school, and outside stressors.&nbsp; This relationship will allow for collaboration of ideas, and provide perspective for the senior mentor in terms of growth and knowledge base. Mentors will likely benefit from the mentoring experience by incorporating new perspectives into their practice, demonstrating improved leadership, coaching and listening skills, and becoming more engaged in their work.en_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectMentoringen_GB
dc.subjectNursing Studenten_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:18Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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