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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304158
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of a BSN Senior Practicum Distant Study Program
Author(s):
Butell, Sue
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Sue Butell, MSN, sbutell@linfield.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

The purpose of this evidence based study was to formally evaluate the effectiveness of a Senior Practicum Distant Study Program in a BSN School of Nursing. 'Student placements included a total of over 50 domestic, global, and multicultural clinical experiences.

Methods: The methods included a research design consisting of IRB approval from the College, a student focus group interview, a student survey questionnaire (via Survey Monkey) and a focus group interview with course coordinators, clinical faculty, and administrators who participated in the Senior Practicum Distant Study Program over a span of three years.'

'Results: The results of the study confirmed our assumptions that this Senior Practicum Distant Study Program was a highly effective program from the perspective of students, course coordinators, clinical faculty, and administrators. The results also included strategies to improve the program such as ways to streamline the process, particularly regarding the increased workload created for course coordinators and administrators. '

Conclusion: There are several conclusions that can be drawn from this research study. Offering domestic, global, and multicultural experiences was a highly effective program from the perspective of students, clinical faculty, course coordinators, and administrators. 'Some of the important strengths of the program included opportunities to practice in rural, urban, domestic and international settings, opporutnities to practice in the students' first area of interest, opportunities to practice in the students' own communities, and the value of this experience (on their resume) in obtaining a job following graduation. Some of the main areas to improve included strategies to streamline the process to reduce the workload for course coordinators and administrators, strategies to improve technology, and strategies to continue and expand the program in different countries.

Keywords:
multicultural clinical experience; research study; TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE
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.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEvaluation of a BSN Senior Practicum Distant Study Programen
dc.contributor.authorButell, Sueen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsSue Butell, MSN, sbutell@linfield.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304158-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The purpose of this evidence based study was to formally evaluate the effectiveness of a Senior Practicum Distant Study Program in a BSN School of Nursing. 'Student placements included a total of over 50 domestic, global, and multicultural clinical experiences. <p><b>Methods: </b>The methods included a research design consisting of IRB approval from the College, a student focus group interview, a student survey questionnaire (via Survey Monkey) and a focus group interview with course coordinators, clinical faculty, and administrators who participated in the Senior Practicum Distant Study Program over a span of three years.' <p>'<b>Results: </b>The results of the study confirmed our assumptions that this Senior Practicum Distant Study Program was a highly effective program from the perspective of students, course coordinators, clinical faculty, and administrators. The results also included strategies to improve the program such as ways to streamline the process, particularly regarding the increased workload created for course coordinators and administrators. ' <p><b>Conclusion: </b>There are several conclusions that can be drawn from this research study. Offering domestic, global, and multicultural experiences was a highly effective program from the perspective of students, clinical faculty, course coordinators, and administrators. 'Some of the important strengths of the program included opportunities to practice in rural, urban, domestic and international settings, opporutnities to practice in the students' first area of interest, opportunities to practice in the students' own communities, and the value of this experience (on their resume) in obtaining a job following graduation. Some of the main areas to improve included strategies to streamline the process to reduce the workload for course coordinators and administrators, strategies to improve technology, and strategies to continue and expand the program in different countries.en
dc.subjectmulticultural clinical experienceen
dc.subjectresearch studyen
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:09Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:09Z-
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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