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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304053
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Tomorrow's Nursing Workforce in Today's Elementary Classrooms
Author(s):
Nadelson, Sandie G.; Seifert, Anne L.; Nadelson, Louis S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Sandie G. Nadelson, PhD, MSN, MSED, RN, sandienadelson@cwidaho.cc; Anne L. Seifert, MS; Louis S. Nadelson, BS, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

The shortage of highly qualified nurses is a global issue that relies on recruiting people into nursing programs. The shortage is a pipeline issue and recruitment needs to start early in students' academic careers. Key to recruiting students into nursing careers is helping them learn to appreciate STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the connection to the human body and health. However, limited knowledge of nursing and healthcare careers constrains many pre-secondary (1-8) teachers' capacity to creatively and enthusiastically connect these topics. Our research has focused on work preparing Idaho State pre-secondary teachers to make the connections and thereby building excitement and readiness of potential health care program students. This collaborative state-wide educational effort includes a doctoral prepared nurse, educators, and industry partners. Our presentation will focus on what this group did over three years and how the program can be replicated elsewhere to enhance STEM education and awareness and knowledge of health care careers.

Methods:

Over three years, summer four-day workshops were held to prepare 1-8 grade teachers how to teach STEM through the lens of the human body and health. Teachers were taught methods to make learning these concepts fun and exciting through the use of hands-on learning activities. Knowledge of the body was tested before and after the workshops. Follow up with the teachers through the next year was also conducted.

Results:

Teachers attending the workshops showed significant increases in their knowledge of the human body and ability to teach these concepts to their students. Teachers used the summer learning throughout the school year which enhanced the preparation of their students.

Conclusion: It is possible to enhance the knowledge and ability of their pre-secondary teachers. Through the partnerships, more young students can be prepared to become nurses and fill the future global needs.

Keywords:
critical thinking; Nursing workforce; recruitement
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.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleBuilding Tomorrow's Nursing Workforce in Today's Elementary Classroomsen
dc.contributor.authorNadelson, Sandie G.en
dc.contributor.authorSeifert, Anne L.en
dc.contributor.authorNadelson, Louis S.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsSandie G. Nadelson, PhD, MSN, MSED, RN, sandienadelson@cwidaho.cc; Anne L. Seifert, MS; Louis S. Nadelson, BS, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304053-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The shortage of highly qualified nurses is a global issue that relies on recruiting people into nursing programs. The shortage is a pipeline issue and recruitment needs to start early in students' academic careers. Key to recruiting students into nursing careers is helping them learn to appreciate STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the connection to the human body and health. However, limited knowledge of nursing and healthcare careers constrains many pre-secondary (1-8) teachers' capacity to creatively and enthusiastically connect these topics. Our research has focused on work preparing Idaho State pre-secondary teachers to make the connections and thereby building excitement and readiness of potential health care program students. This collaborative state-wide educational effort includes a doctoral prepared nurse, educators, and industry partners. Our presentation will focus on what this group did over three years and how the program can be replicated elsewhere to enhance STEM education and awareness and knowledge of health care careers. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Over three years, summer four-day workshops were held to prepare 1-8 grade teachers how to teach STEM through the lens of the human body and health. Teachers were taught methods to make learning these concepts fun and exciting through the use of hands-on learning activities. Knowledge of the body was tested before and after the workshops. Follow up with the teachers through the next year was also conducted. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Teachers attending the workshops showed significant increases in their knowledge of the human body and ability to teach these concepts to their students. Teachers used the summer learning throughout the school year which enhanced the preparation of their students. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>It is possible to enhance the knowledge and ability of their pre-secondary teachers. Through the partnerships, more young students can be prepared to become nurses and fill the future global needs.en
dc.subjectcritical thinkingen
dc.subjectNursing workforceen
dc.subjectrecruitementen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:19Z-
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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