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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303884
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Student Recruitment: Bridging the Gap
Author(s):
Lubbe, Johanna Catharina (Irene)
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda
Author Details:
Johanna Catharina (Irene) Lubbe, PhD, MSocSc (CritCrNsg), AdvDipEducMgmt, BSocSc, lubbejc1@unisa.ac.za
Abstract:

Session presented on:Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: ''Nurses form the cornerstone in achieving the millennium goals of the WHO with regard to health care.' However, 57 countries worldwide are facing a severe health workforce crisis. 'Various solutions have been proposed to address the nursing staff shortage.' One of the aspects that has been greatly neglected in South African research, however, is the initial recruitment of nursing students.

Despite the critical importance of recruiting the best possible students for nursing education and training, very few private Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) have a specific recruitment plan geared towards student recruitment.' There is considerable evidence in the literature that some NEIs lack strategic planning for the recruitment of their students and that they do not always include all relevant stakeholders when initiating a recruitment drive.

The purpose of this'study was to develop an action plan to aid with the recruitment of nursing students for Nursin Education Institutions in South Africa.'

Methods: This study was structured around an adapted version of the process-planning model, as originally described by Zuber-Skerritt in 2002.' Originally, a qualitative design with some quantitative enhancement was used.' It was characterised by a descriptive, exploratory, and contextual focus.' Three researcher-developed survey-questionnaires were used.' During the last round of questionnaires, a quantitative approach, with qualitative enhancement was used.' Final data analysis was done with the assistance of the SPSS software program.

'Results: This study concluded with a generic action plan that was validated by experts in the field of student recruitment.

Conclusion: Although the claim cannot be made that student recruitment will address the nursing shortage, it is without a doubt an important departure point for the nursing profession, bridging the gap between demand and supply.

Keywords:
Action plan; Student recruitment; Nursing education institutions
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleStudent Recruitment: Bridging the Gapen
dc.contributor.authorLubbe, Johanna Catharina (Irene)en
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambdaen
dc.author.detailsJohanna Catharina (Irene) Lubbe, PhD, MSocSc (CritCrNsg), AdvDipEducMgmt, BSocSc, lubbejc1@unisa.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303884-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on:Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>''Nurses form the cornerstone in achieving the millennium goals of the WHO with regard to health care.' However, 57 countries worldwide are facing a severe health workforce crisis. 'Various solutions have been proposed to address the nursing staff shortage.' One of the aspects that has been greatly neglected in South African research, however, is the initial recruitment of nursing students. <p>Despite the critical importance of recruiting the best possible students for nursing education and training, very few private Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) have a specific recruitment plan geared towards student recruitment.' There is considerable evidence in the literature that some NEIs lack strategic planning for the recruitment of their students and that they do not always include all relevant stakeholders when initiating a recruitment drive. <p>The purpose of this'study was to develop an action plan to aid with the recruitment of nursing students for Nursin Education Institutions in South Africa.' <p><b>Methods: </b> This study was structured around an adapted version of the process-planning model, as originally described by Zuber-Skerritt in 2002.' Originally, a qualitative design with some quantitative enhancement was used.' It was characterised by a descriptive, exploratory, and contextual focus.' Three researcher-developed survey-questionnaires were used.' During the last round of questionnaires, a quantitative approach, with qualitative enhancement was used.' Final data analysis was done with the assistance of the SPSS software program. <p>'<b>Results: </b>This study concluded with a generic action plan that was validated by experts in the field of student recruitment. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Although the claim cannot be made that student recruitment will address the nursing shortage, it is without a doubt an important departure point for the nursing profession, bridging the gap between demand and supply.en
dc.subjectAction planen
dc.subjectStudent recruitmenten
dc.subjectNursing education institutionsen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:09Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:09Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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