Strengthening Our Nursing Practice by Understanding Our Nursing History: Western Conservancy of Nursing History Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307882
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strengthening Our Nursing Practice by Understanding Our Nursing History: Western Conservancy of Nursing History Project
Author(s):
Harris-Luna, Marcia L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota
Author Details:
Marcia L. Harris-Luna, MSN, FNP-C, CPNP, IBCLC, CCD, sunnyday20032003@yahoo.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Purpose:  The purpose of this study is to capture the wisdom, perceptions, and experiential reflections of retired nurses who graduated nursing school in the 1950’s, to gain insight into how nursing practice has changed, so that this important part of nursing history can be preserved, archived, and inform our nursing practice. 

Background & Problems:  Nursing faculty and nursing students may benefit from understanding what was meaningful to veteran nurses and reflect upon how veteran nurse experiences compare to their own experiences with nursing education and training. This study will also promote an appreciation for nursing scholarship, which may inform nursing practice and lead to nursing practice advancements (American Association for the History of Nursing, n.d.). Past studies that have utilized oral histories have focused on individual nurse experiences (Knollmueller & Abrams, 2005) or studied a similar category of nurses, such as retired nurses from academia (Lee & Grady, 2012). However, the review of literature did not reveal any studies that analyzed the oral histories of retired nurses who graduated nursing school as a cohort in the 1950’s. This study would add a more complete, complementary view and a cohort historical experience of nursing education, new nurse experiences, and how nursing practice has changed since the 1950’s. 

Methods: Qualitative data will be collected via a semi-structured interview with open-ended questions and via a focus group discussion.  In order to maximize rigor, the interview questions and interview guide were developed purposefully, based on recommendations by Glesne (2011) & Patton (2002).  For added rigor, documentation tables will be utilized to document how each research question was answered, to document the process of code mapping for data analysis/constant comparative analysis and to document categorizing patterns (Anfara, Brown, & Mangione 2002).

Keywords:
nursing history; retired nurses; oral history
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
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrengthening Our Nursing Practice by Understanding Our Nursing History: Western Conservancy of Nursing History Projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarris-Luna, Marcia L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMarcia L. Harris-Luna, MSN, FNP-C, CPNP, IBCLC, CCD, sunnyday20032003@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307882-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Purpose:  The purpose of this study is to capture the wisdom, perceptions, and experiential reflections of retired nurses who graduated nursing school in the 1950’s, to gain insight into how nursing practice has changed, so that this important part of nursing history can be preserved, archived, and inform our nursing practice.  <p>Background & Problems:  Nursing faculty and nursing students may benefit from understanding what was meaningful to veteran nurses and reflect upon how veteran nurse experiences compare to their own experiences with nursing education and training. This study will also promote an appreciation for nursing scholarship, which may inform nursing practice and lead to nursing practice advancements (American Association for the History of Nursing, n.d.). Past studies that have utilized oral histories have focused on individual nurse experiences (Knollmueller & Abrams, 2005) or studied a similar category of nurses, such as retired nurses from academia (Lee & Grady, 2012). However, the review of literature did not reveal any studies that analyzed the oral histories of retired nurses who graduated nursing school as a cohort in the 1950’s. This study would add a more complete, complementary view and a cohort historical experience of nursing education, new nurse experiences, and how nursing practice has changed since the 1950’s.  <p>Methods: Qualitative data will be collected via a semi-structured interview with open-ended questions and via a focus group discussion.  In order to maximize rigor, the interview questions and interview guide were developed purposefully, based on recommendations by Glesne (2011) & Patton (2002).  For added rigor, documentation tables will be utilized to document how each research question was answered, to document the process of code mapping for data analysis/constant comparative analysis and to document categorizing patterns (Anfara, Brown, & Mangione 2002).en_GB
dc.subjectnursing historyen_GB
dc.subjectretired nursesen_GB
dc.subjectoral historyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:33Z-
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
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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