The Nursing as an Additional Language and Culture (NALC) Program for Student Success

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304124
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Nursing as an Additional Language and Culture (NALC) Program for Student Success
Author(s):
Cantwell, E. Renee; Napierkowski, Daria B.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Pi
Author Details:
E. Renee Cantwell, DNP, RN, CNE, CPHQ, cantweer@umdnj.edu; Daria B. Napierkowski, DNP, APN, C, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: The Nursing as an Additional Language and Culture Program (NALC) is an educational intervention designed to enhance retention by minimizing barriers to success in an accelerated nursing program.

Methods: The NALC program is a nine day, pre ABSN program consisting of activities that introduce the nusring student to the new languages and cultures of the nursing profession.' Successful students and alumni of the ABSN program visit and discuss strategies for success in the nursing program. Mentors are developed and study groups are formed.' Preprogram TEAS testing is administered to provide insight as to students' abilities in the areas of reading, math, English and science.

Results: Prior to adjusting for TEAS scores, the risk ratio for attrition was 0.59 for whites, non-Hispanics, 0.96 for non-Whites, and 1.03 among those with unknown race/ethnicity.''After controlling for TEAS scores and race/ethnicity, the overall risk of being withdrawn from the program did not differ by NALC participation (RR=0.73, P=0.52).' Exploratory analysis found that among those who were withdrawn, there was no difference by NALC participation in whether withdrawal occurred by level 1 or a later semester (46.2%vs. 42.9% '?2(1) = .02, P=0.88).

Conclusion:

In an analysis of five cohorts, the mixed-methods research study yielded positive results.' When measured at the end of the fourth semester, attrition was equal between NALC and non-NALC students, and between Caucasian and minority students. 'Given that TEAS scores were lower, on average, among the NALC participants, an attrition rate equal to students with higher TEAS scores indicates that the NALC program was successful in its goal of reducing attrition for the minority nursing student. NALC students also reported a high level of comfort with the faculty and fellow students and a moderate level of comfort with the nursing program, and rated program content and quality as excellent.

Keywords:
nursing student success; culturally diverse; pre-nursing program
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.titleThe Nursing as an Additional Language and Culture (NALC) Program for Student Successen
dc.contributor.authorCantwell, E. Reneeen
dc.contributor.authorNapierkowski, Daria B.en
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Pien
dc.author.detailsE. Renee Cantwell, DNP, RN, CNE, CPHQ, cantweer@umdnj.edu; Daria B. Napierkowski, DNP, APN, C, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304124-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The Nursing as an Additional Language and Culture Program (NALC) is an educational intervention designed to enhance retention by minimizing barriers to success in an accelerated nursing program. <p><b>Methods: </b>The NALC program is a nine day, pre ABSN program consisting of activities that introduce the nusring student to the new languages and cultures of the nursing profession.' Successful students and alumni of the ABSN program visit and discuss strategies for success in the nursing program. Mentors are developed and study groups are formed.' Preprogram TEAS testing is administered to provide insight as to students' abilities in the areas of reading, math, English and science. <p><b>Results: </b>Prior to adjusting for TEAS scores, the risk ratio for attrition was 0.59 for whites, non-Hispanics, 0.96 for non-Whites, and 1.03 among those with unknown race/ethnicity.''After controlling for TEAS scores and race/ethnicity, the overall risk of being withdrawn from the program did not differ by NALC participation (RR=0.73, P=0.52).' Exploratory analysis found that among those who were withdrawn, there was no difference by NALC participation in whether withdrawal occurred by level 1 or a later semester (46.2%vs. 42.9% '?<sup>2</sup><sub>(1) </sub>= .02, P=0.88). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>In an analysis of five cohorts, the mixed-methods research study yielded positive results.' When measured at the end of the fourth semester, attrition was equal between NALC and non-NALC students, and between Caucasian and minority students. 'Given that TEAS scores were lower, on average, among the NALC participants, an attrition rate equal to students with higher TEAS scores indicates that the NALC program was successful in its goal of reducing attrition for the minority nursing student. NALC students also reported a high level of comfort with the faculty and fellow students and a moderate level of comfort with the nursing program, and rated program content and quality as excellent.en
dc.subjectnursing student successen
dc.subjectculturally diverseen
dc.subjectpre-nursing programen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:38Z-
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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