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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308186
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing a Nursing Honors Program at the Departmental Level
Author(s):
Buckner, Ellen B.; Hayden, Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu
Author Details:
Ellen B. Buckner, DSN, RN, CNE, ebuckner@usouthal.edu; Susan Hayden, RN, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Honors education in nursing may originate as a departmental program within the University Honors Program. Students are invited to apply near the time of admission to professional of the BSN program. Developing a departmental honors program can be done intentionally with care to establish faculty support of the process. A step-by-step discussion of relevant factors in the development of Honors in Nursing will be given. Specific topics meriting consideration include procedures for student recruitment and criteria for eligibility, and curriculum development to include models for course based seminars. Organizations facilitating undergraduate research, service-learning, and study abroad have advocated for extending learning opportunities at the highest levels, including that of professional education. There is a need for faculty development on nurturing excellence in high achieving nursing students and honors programs are one mechanism for that development. 

The discussion will introduce three models of nursing honors experiences. Components specific to undergraduate research include identification of a research mentor, exploration of relevant literature, development of a clinical question, implementation of qualitative or quantitative approach, and data analysis. Service-learning models build on academic learning, meaningful service, and civic engagement. Students implement a service-learning plan based on a collaborative relationship in the community. In study abroad experiences students have the opportunity to study a culture, develop relationships with sponsoring organizations, and initiate projects that meet the needs identified by the host country. Other models of honors education may include the development of a thesis based on a nursing theory, nursing history, or instrument development. For all models, students learn and practice for dissemination of the scholarship of nursing.  Clinical significance includes contributions to evidence-based practice.  Finally, the authors recommend opportunity for students to reflect on the process, deepening their self-awareness of learning and future potential for scholarship in nursing practice.

Keywords:
Departmental honors; Nursing honors; 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
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping a Nursing Honors Program at the Departmental Levelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckner, Ellen B.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayden, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNuen_GB
dc.author.detailsEllen B. Buckner, DSN, RN, CNE, ebuckner@usouthal.edu; Susan Hayden, RN, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308186-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Honors education in nursing may originate as a departmental program within the University Honors Program. Students are invited to apply near the time of admission to professional of the BSN program. Developing a departmental honors program can be done intentionally with care to establish faculty support of the process. A step-by-step discussion of relevant factors in the development of Honors in Nursing will be given. Specific topics meriting consideration include procedures for student recruitment and criteria for eligibility, and curriculum development to include models for course based seminars. Organizations facilitating undergraduate research, service-learning, and study abroad have advocated for extending learning opportunities at the highest levels, including that of professional education. There is a need for faculty development on nurturing excellence in high achieving nursing students and honors programs are one mechanism for that development.  <p>The discussion will introduce three models of nursing honors experiences. Components specific to undergraduate research include identification of a research mentor, exploration of relevant literature, development of a clinical question, implementation of qualitative or quantitative approach, and data analysis. Service-learning models build on academic learning, meaningful service, and civic engagement. Students implement a service-learning plan based on a collaborative relationship in the community. In study abroad experiences students have the opportunity to study a culture, develop relationships with sponsoring organizations, and initiate projects that meet the needs identified by the host country. Other models of honors education may include the development of a thesis based on a nursing theory, nursing history, or instrument development. For all models, students learn and practice for dissemination of the scholarship of nursing.  Clinical significance includes contributions to evidence-based practice.  Finally, the authors recommend opportunity for students to reflect on the process, deepening their self-awareness of learning and future potential for scholarship in nursing practice.en_GB
dc.subjectDepartmental honorsen_GB
dc.subjectNursing honorsen_GB
dc.subjectNurse scholarsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:01Z-
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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