Quantitative Results from Evaluation of Community Student Service-Learning in the Univeristy of North Florida Home-Base Model

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304430
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quantitative Results from Evaluation of Community Student Service-Learning in the Univeristy of North Florida Home-Base Model
Author(s):
Kruger, Barbara J.; Olinzock, Barbara J.; Wilburn, Kenneth T.; Roush, Connie S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Rho
Author Details:
Barbara J. Kruger, PhD, MPH, RN, bkruger@unf.edu; Barbara J. Olinzock, EdD, RN; Kenneth T. Wilburn, PhD; Connie S. Roush, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: This study evaluates student learning outcomes of the UNF Home-base Model, a cross-term curriculum that places students in the same community for their entire nursing program. Although community curricula are abundant, their evaluation is largely absent, and this limits evidence for academic practice.

Methods: Following IRB approval a rolling recruitment began in 2008 and ended in 2010 to enroll 9 cohorts of students entering the baccalaureate nursing program. Study investigators met with students to explain the mixed-methods, repeated measures protocol. Students enrolled in the 5 semester traditional pre-licensure program were surveyed at entry, mid-point, and exit from the program while 3 semester post-baccalaureate students were surveyed at entry and exit using the Community Nursing Student Assessment Scale (CNSAS, α = 0.986).

Results: Response rate was 70% (n=170). Median student age was 22 years. Students were mostly female (84.7%, n=144)), Caucasian/White (78.8%, n=134), reporting English as their primary language (98%, n=167). Comparison of student learning outcomes measured by the CNSAS showed that student mean scores on all 39 items significantly improved between entry and exit from the program. Many students (91%, n=154) were “extremely, very, or somewhat likely” to consider future community/public health nursing practice and 67.6% (n=115) reported that the amount of time (110-150 hours) they spent in the community across the curriculum was “about right” while 28% (n=48) said it was “too little” time. Limitations include convenience sampling and no control group.

Conclusion: Results of this evaluation indicate positive student outcomes related to health promotion, community engagement, partnering, acknowledging ecological health determinants, and self-efficacy. Student’s value community nursing and their positive experience may influence eventual career choice. Future evaluation should consider comparison to a control group from a comparable nursing program operating a traditional one-semester community clinical curriculum.

Keywords:
Outcome evaluation; Undergraduate community nursing education; Service-learning
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
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.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuantitative Results from Evaluation of Community Student Service-Learning in the Univeristy of North Florida Home-Base Modelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKruger, Barbara J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorOlinzock, Barbara J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilburn, Kenneth T.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoush, Connie S.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Rhoen_GB
dc.author.detailsBarbara J. Kruger, PhD, MPH, RN, bkruger@unf.edu; Barbara J. Olinzock, EdD, RN; Kenneth T. Wilburn, PhD; Connie S. Roush, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304430-
dc.description.abstract<p> Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> This study evaluates student learning outcomes of the UNF Home-base Model, a cross-term curriculum that places students in the same community for their entire nursing program. Although community curricula are abundant, their evaluation is largely absent, and this limits evidence for academic practice. <p><b>Methods: </b> Following IRB approval a rolling recruitment began in 2008 and ended in 2010 to enroll 9 cohorts of students entering the baccalaureate nursing program. Study investigators met with students to explain the mixed-methods, repeated measures protocol. Students enrolled in the 5 semester traditional pre-licensure program were surveyed at entry, mid-point, and exit from the program while 3 semester post-baccalaureate students were surveyed at entry and exit using the Community Nursing Student Assessment Scale (CNSAS, α = 0.986). <p><b>Results: </b> Response rate was 70% (n=170). Median student age was 22 years. Students were mostly female (84.7%, n=144)), Caucasian/White (78.8%, n=134), reporting English as their primary language (98%, n=167). Comparison of student learning outcomes measured by the CNSAS showed that student mean scores on all 39 items significantly improved between entry and exit from the program. Many students (91%, n=154) were “extremely, very, or somewhat likely” to consider future community/public health nursing practice and 67.6% (n=115) reported that the amount of time (110-150 hours) they spent in the community across the curriculum was “about right” while 28% (n=48) said it was “too little” time. Limitations include convenience sampling and no control group. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Results of this evaluation indicate positive student outcomes related to health promotion, community engagement, partnering, acknowledging ecological health determinants, and self-efficacy. Student’s value community nursing and their positive experience may influence eventual career choice. Future evaluation should consider comparison to a control group from a comparable nursing program operating a traditional one-semester community clinical curriculum.en_GB
dc.subjectOutcome evaluationen_GB
dc.subjectUndergraduate community nursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectService-learningen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:42Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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