Developing Emerging Nurse Scholars through Nursing Honors Programs

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307853
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing Emerging Nurse Scholars through Nursing Honors Programs
Author(s):
Buckner, Ellen B.
Author Details:
Ellen B. Buckner DSN, RN, CNE ebuckner@usouthal.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nursing Honors Programs (NHPs) have recently begun to grow substantially. These are specialized tracks of honors courses, often including a thesis, leading to graduation “with honors in nursing.” Honors education is expanding globally and nursing education has responded to the call to nurture its novice or newest scholars, even in light of the heavy demands of professional nursing curricula. This symposium begins a dialog on the curriculum, processes, and outcomes of NHPs. Programs may originate at the freshman or departmental level of the major. The significance of faculty mentoring will be discussed. A panel of former honors students, now nurse educators and researchers, will identify how honors education influenced their career trajectories. NHPs have been developed on different curricular models and with different educational goals. Additionally, calls for transformation of the profession have highlighted the need for faculty development in nurturing excellence in high achieving nursing students (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard, & Day, 2009). This presentation provides educational and practical descriptions for building NHPs. It discusses the opportunities and challenges of creating a program for excellence at the point of foundational education of professional nurses. Designed for highly committed students, honors programs capture the intensity of their investment and direct it toward excellence of the profession. Their experiences are designed to build competence in research and evidence-based practice. Through collaboration in clinical and academic settings, they can bring the power of scholarship to practice in new ways. Their experience in scholarship as an undergraduate can open the door to a lifetime of growth as professional nurse scholars. Students’ achievements fuel passion for graduate school and engage them to active participation in leadership roles. Through experiences in research and scholarly processes, the student views the culture of nursing as facilitative and the role of the nurse as creative and effective.
Keywords:
Nursing Honors; Novice; Nurse scholars
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping Emerging Nurse Scholars through Nursing Honors Programsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckner, Ellen B.en_GB
dc.author.detailsEllen B. Buckner DSN, RN, CNE ebuckner@usouthal.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307853-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Nursing Honors Programs (NHPs) have recently begun to grow substantially. These are specialized tracks of honors courses, often including a thesis, leading to graduation “with honors in nursing.” Honors education is expanding globally and nursing education has responded to the call to nurture its novice or newest scholars, even in light of the heavy demands of professional nursing curricula. This symposium begins a dialog on the curriculum, processes, and outcomes of NHPs. Programs may originate at the freshman or departmental level of the major. The significance of faculty mentoring will be discussed. A panel of former honors students, now nurse educators and researchers, will identify how honors education influenced their career trajectories. NHPs have been developed on different curricular models and with different educational goals. Additionally, calls for transformation of the profession have highlighted the need for faculty development in nurturing excellence in high achieving nursing students (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard, & Day, 2009). This presentation provides educational and practical descriptions for building NHPs. It discusses the opportunities and challenges of creating a program for excellence at the point of foundational education of professional nurses. Designed for highly committed students, honors programs capture the intensity of their investment and direct it toward excellence of the profession. Their experiences are designed to build competence in research and evidence-based practice. Through collaboration in clinical and academic settings, they can bring the power of scholarship to practice in new ways. Their experience in scholarship as an undergraduate can open the door to a lifetime of growth as professional nurse scholars. Students’ achievements fuel passion for graduate school and engage them to active participation in leadership roles. Through experiences in research and scholarly processes, the student views the culture of nursing as facilitative and the role of the nurse as creative and effective.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Honorsen_GB
dc.subjectNoviceen_GB
dc.subjectNurse scholarsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:38:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:38:31Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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