Promoting Excellence through Seamless Progression from Pre-Nursing Scholars to Nursing Honors Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308187
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting Excellence through Seamless Progression from Pre-Nursing Scholars to Nursing Honors Students
Author(s):
Wilson, Jennifer
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Jennifer Wilson, MSN, RN, CPN, Jwilson4@twu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Honors Programs are gaining increased prevalence and popularity, attracting highly motivated and academically successful candidates across all disciplines and majors.  Students admitted into Honors Programs as college freshmen intent on earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) provide promise for propelling the profession forward, yet face a unique set of challenges in their pursuit of graduating with an Honor’s Diploma. While some nursing programs admit students into their programs as freshmen, the majority of BSN programs accept students as juniors. While many Honors students have historically fulfilled the additional requirements of graduating with an Honors Diploma during the first two years of college, a lack of Honors support on nursing campuses has resulted in a significant percentage of Honors students failing to complete their Honors requirements while enrolled in a BSN program. With adequate knowledge and support from nursing faculty and a nursing Honors Coordinator, these high achieving students can establish the foundation for scholarly activities as they complete their Honors requirements. As the profession faces new challenges at the crossroads of a major transition in education, it is imperative that we respond to these evolving changes (Masters, 2014), particularly in the preparation of the next generation of nursing scholars. This presentation will discuss the model and interventions employed at one university, which has resulted in a significant increase of Honors nursing students successfully graduating with an Honor’s Diploma. Interventions begin at recruitment to the University’s Honors Program and continue throughout the nursing program and beyond graduation. Providing support and opportunities for these students to engage in research and scholarly activities has proven to be an investment that directly benefits the students and the university, including but not limited to service learning partnerships, student publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations at the local, national and international level.
Keywords:
novice; Pre-nursing students; nursing honors
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.titlePromoting Excellence through Seamless Progression from Pre-Nursing Scholars to Nursing Honors Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Jenniferen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJennifer Wilson, MSN, RN, CPN, Jwilson4@twu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308187-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Honors Programs are gaining increased prevalence and popularity, attracting highly motivated and academically successful candidates across all disciplines and majors.  Students admitted into Honors Programs as college freshmen intent on earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) provide promise for propelling the profession forward, yet face a unique set of challenges in their pursuit of graduating with an Honor’s Diploma. While some nursing programs admit students into their programs as freshmen, the majority of BSN programs accept students as juniors. While many Honors students have historically fulfilled the additional requirements of graduating with an Honors Diploma during the first two years of college, a lack of Honors support on nursing campuses has resulted in a significant percentage of Honors students failing to complete their Honors requirements while enrolled in a BSN program. With adequate knowledge and support from nursing faculty and a nursing Honors Coordinator, these high achieving students can establish the foundation for scholarly activities as they complete their Honors requirements. As the profession faces new challenges at the crossroads of a major transition in education, it is imperative that we respond to these evolving changes (Masters, 2014), particularly in the preparation of the next generation of nursing scholars. This presentation will discuss the model and interventions employed at one university, which has resulted in a significant increase of Honors nursing students successfully graduating with an Honor’s Diploma. Interventions begin at recruitment to the University’s Honors Program and continue throughout the nursing program and beyond graduation. Providing support and opportunities for these students to engage in research and scholarly activities has proven to be an investment that directly benefits the students and the university, including but not limited to service learning partnerships, student publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations at the local, national and international level.en_GB
dc.subjectnoviceen_GB
dc.subjectPre-nursing studentsen_GB
dc.subjectnursing honorsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:02Z-
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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