Qualitative Findings from Evaluation of Community Student Service-Learning in the University of North Florida Home-Base Model

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304464
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Qualitative Findings from Evaluation of Community Student Service-Learning in the University of North Florida Home-Base Model
Author(s):
Roush, Connie S.; Kruger, Barbara J.; Olinzock, Barbara J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Rho
Author Details:
Connie S. Roush, PhD, RN, croush@unf.edu; Barbara J. Kruger, PhD, MPH, RN; Barbara J. Olinzock, EdD, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the qualitative findings from the mixed-methods evaluation of student learning outcomes of the UNF Home-base Model cross-term community curriculum.

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. Along with completing a structured survey, students were given semi-structured question prompts. Traditional pre-licensure students were queried at entry, midpoint, and the end of their program while post-baccalaureate students were queried at entry and exit. Deductive content analysis was used reveal thematic findings.

Results: Most all students who responded to the mixed-methods study (70% response, n=170) provided narrative responses. Students were mostly female, median age of 22 years and reported English as their primary language. Early in the program student’s “eyes were opened” to other world views and evidence of disparities through interaction with people they served in community agencies. Students initial contribution to their community was to create a respectful, non-judgmental, and trusting environment for health promotion. At mid-point students commented on the challenges of community engagement, such as:  disrespectful staff, unruly children, language barriers, and poor access to care. They described the confidence they gained when working with families, stressed the need to set aside family stereotypes and promoted family involvement in health care. At exit, students shared specific examples of contribution to their community and appreciated what it takes to make a difference (time, presence, laying foundations). Students identified the knowledge and skills they learned for future nursing practice, expressed increased self-efficacy, and discussed the importance of partnerships.

Conclusion: Themes from the student narratives indicated growth across the curriculum in the knowledge, partnering skills and self-efficacy needed to promote health with diverse populations in the “real world.”

Keywords:
Student learning outcomes; Curriculum evaluation; Qualitative analysis
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQualitative Findings from Evaluation of Community Student Service-Learning in the University of North Florida Home-Base Modelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoush, Connie S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKruger, Barbara J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorOlinzock, Barbara J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Rhoen_GB
dc.author.detailsConnie S. Roush, PhD, RN, croush@unf.edu; Barbara J. Kruger, PhD, MPH, RN; Barbara J. Olinzock, EdD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304464-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this presentation is to describe the qualitative findings from the mixed-methods evaluation of student learning outcomes of the UNF Home-base Model cross-term community curriculum. <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. Along with completing a structured survey, students were given semi-structured question prompts. Traditional pre-licensure students were queried at entry, midpoint, and the end of their program while post-baccalaureate students were queried at entry and exit. Deductive content analysis was used reveal thematic findings. <p><b>Results: </b> Most all students who responded to the mixed-methods study (70% response, n=170) provided narrative responses. Students were mostly female, median age of 22 years and reported English as their primary language. Early in the program student’s “eyes were opened” to other world views and evidence of disparities through interaction with people they served in community agencies. Students initial contribution to their community was to create a respectful, non-judgmental, and trusting environment for health promotion. At mid-point students commented on the challenges of community engagement, such as:  disrespectful staff, unruly children, language barriers, and poor access to care. They described the confidence they gained when working with families, stressed the need to set aside family stereotypes and promoted family involvement in health care. At exit, students shared specific examples of contribution to their community and appreciated what it takes to make a difference (time, presence, laying foundations). Students identified the knowledge and skills they learned for future nursing practice, expressed increased self-efficacy, and discussed the importance of partnerships. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Themes from the student narratives indicated growth across the curriculum in the knowledge, partnering skills and self-efficacy needed to promote health with diverse populations in the “real world.”en_GB
dc.subjectStudent learning outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectCurriculum evaluationen_GB
dc.subjectQualitative analysisen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:32Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:32Z-
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
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