Nursing Student Retention: The Impact of Focused Seminars, Simplified Tutorials and Cultivated Relationships

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308209
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Student Retention: The Impact of Focused Seminars, Simplified Tutorials and Cultivated Relationships
Author(s):
Fineout-Overholt, Ellen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Nu
Author Details:
Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, efineoutoverholt@etbu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

BACKGROUND: Often students entering nursing programs or completing pre-requisites are ill-prepared for the intensity of university study.  When working with these students in class, in conversation and observing their study engagement, they seem to believe they are approaching their learning with reasonable rigor; however, grades do not reflect their perceived rigor and gaps in appropriate content and methods of communication with faculty and community partners have been identified. Building awareness, knowledge and skills were considered essential to assisting these future nurse leaders to bring their best “selves” to the care of their patients. PROJECT AIMS: The project was designed to prepare mindful and engaged, life-long learners who are articulate communicators that can lead the future of nursing. METHODS: In each NURS course for freshman through seniors, faculty taught three 1-hour, fully interactive seminars that were focused on spiritual and personal development.  Examples included, how to: 1) construct an argument, 2) live intentional lives and 3) mindful engagement.  Mentored tutorials also were offered weekly with parameters identified for those who needed to attend. OUTCOMES: Data were collected by electronic survey at pre, mid & post project. Grades were monitored. Further impact of the seminars and tutorials were obtained through focus groups. Data demonstrate an increasing value and impact of personal and spiritual development, including an expectation of this kind of development across the curriculum.
Keywords:
communication; personal development; mentor
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.titleNursing Student Retention: The Impact of Focused Seminars, Simplified Tutorials and Cultivated Relationshipsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFineout-Overholt, Ellenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsEllen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, efineoutoverholt@etbu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308209-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>BACKGROUND: </b>Often students entering nursing programs or completing pre-requisites are ill-prepared for the intensity of university study.  When working with these students in class, in conversation and observing their study engagement, they seem to believe they are approaching their learning with reasonable rigor; however, grades do not reflect their perceived rigor and gaps in appropriate content and methods of communication with faculty and community partners have been identified. Building awareness, knowledge and skills were considered essential to assisting these future nurse leaders to bring their best “selves” to the care of their patients. <b>PROJECT AIMS</b>: The project was designed to prepare mindful and engaged, life-long learners who are articulate communicators that can lead the future of nursing. <b>METHODS</b>: In each NURS course for freshman through seniors, faculty taught three 1-hour, fully interactive seminars that were focused on spiritual and personal development.  Examples included, how to: 1) construct an argument, 2) live intentional lives and 3) mindful engagement.  Mentored tutorials also were offered weekly with parameters identified for those who needed to attend. <b>OUTCOMES:</b> Data were collected by electronic survey at pre, mid & post project. Grades were monitored. Further impact of the seminars and tutorials were obtained through focus groups. Data demonstrate an increasing value and impact of personal and spiritual development, including an expectation of this kind of development across the curriculum.en_GB
dc.subjectcommunicationen_GB
dc.subjectpersonal developmenten_GB
dc.subjectmentoren_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:19Z-
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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