Nursing Scholarship: Degree prepared nurses versus diploma prepared nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308057
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Scholarship: Degree prepared nurses versus diploma prepared nurses
Author(s):
Roets, Lizeth; Botma, Yvonne
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda
Author Details:
Lizeth Roets, PhD, MSocSc (Hons), BSocSc, roetsl@unisa.ac.za; Yvonne Botma, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The call for more nurses is not enough to address the global shortage.  Research has shown that the nursing profession not merely needs more nurses, but nurses with a higher level of education that can provide better care that result in better patient outcomes. To improve quality patient care the nursing discipline itself needs to be advanced and therefore nursing scholarship can no longer be limited to nurse academics, but is the responsibility of every nurse.

Although the world is looking towards combating the decline in nursing numbers with better educated nurses, South Africa is planning to address the problem with more nurses. 

The purpose of this study was to, by means of a cross-sectional design; compare acts of scholarship between nurses who completed a four year integrated diploma at nursing colleges with nurses who completed a four year nursing degree at universities and universities of technologies.

The population were all professional nurses registered with the South African Nursing Council who obtained, either a four year degree or four year diploma in nursing. 

Data were gathered using a self administrative questionnaire. The data indicated that most nurse educators were degree prepared; most nurses in managerial positions were degree prepared and more degree prepared nurses were actively involved in research.

Although the difference in scholarly activities was small, it was evident that nurses who obtained a degree as first qualification are the ones who are still involved with scholarly activities. The global nursing crisis, nor the nursing profession, will benefit by only training more nurses. The profession and the health care sector need more degree prepared nurses to improve scholarship in nursing.

Keywords:
diploma prepared; scholarship; degree prepared
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:
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.titleNursing Scholarship: Degree prepared nurses versus diploma prepared nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoets, Lizethen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBotma, Yvonneen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLizeth Roets, PhD, MSocSc (Hons), BSocSc, roetsl@unisa.ac.za; Yvonne Botma, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308057-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>The call for more nurses is not enough to address the global shortage.  Research has shown that the nursing profession not merely needs more nurses, but nurses with a higher level of education that can provide better care that result in better patient outcomes. To improve quality patient care the nursing discipline itself needs to be advanced and therefore nursing scholarship can no longer be limited to nurse academics, but is the responsibility of every nurse. <p>Although the world is looking towards combating the decline in nursing numbers with better educated nurses, South Africa is planning to address the problem with more nurses.  <p>The purpose of this study was to, by means of a cross-sectional design; compare acts of scholarship between nurses who completed a four year integrated diploma at nursing colleges with nurses who completed a four year nursing degree at universities and universities of technologies. <p>The population were all professional nurses registered with the South African Nursing Council who obtained, either a four year degree or four year diploma in nursing.  <p>Data were gathered using a self administrative questionnaire. The data indicated that most nurse educators were degree prepared; most nurses in managerial positions were degree prepared and more degree prepared nurses were actively involved in research. <p>Although the difference in scholarly activities was small, it was evident that nurses who obtained a degree as first qualification are the ones who are still involved with scholarly activities. The global nursing crisis, nor the nursing profession, will benefit by only training more nurses. The profession and the health care sector need more degree prepared nurses to improve scholarship in nursing.en_GB
dc.subjectdiploma prepareden_GB
dc.subjectscholarshipen_GB
dc.subjectdegree prepareden_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:18Z-
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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