Attrition of On-line Graduate Nursing Students Before and After Program Structural Changes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308229
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Attrition of On-line Graduate Nursing Students Before and After Program Structural Changes
Author(s):
Rice, Jan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Eta
Author Details:
Jan Rice, PhD, MSN, RN, jarice@graceland.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This study assessed attrition rates and reasons for withdrawal among online graduate

students before and after the implementation of program structural changes in 2008. A

descriptive retrospective cohort study was conducted using the academic and advising records of

853 online graduate nursing students enrolled between 2005 through 2010. Three student

cohorts were examined: (cohort 1) students who entered and withdrew prior to 2008, (cohort 2)

students who entered before and withdrew after 2008, and (cohort 3) students who entered and

withdrew after 2008.

The proportions of student attrition from each cohort were 43% (97 out of 225 students),

19% (52 out of 277 students), and 7.4% (26 out of 351 students) respectively. Results indicated

that students’ attrition rates in cohorts 2 and 3 were significantly less than cohort 1. Supported

by Alexander Astin’s I-E-O model, two major themes emerged as reasons for withdrawal:

personal and academic.

Findings from this study provided a critical view for further investigation and serve as an

evaluation tool to identify trends and develop appropriate supportive interventions that facilitate

positive student outcomes. Further research is warranted to investigate the effects of the

program structural changes on students’ attitudes and program satisfaction.

Keywords:
nursing; attrition; online
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.titleAttrition of On-line Graduate Nursing Students Before and After Program Structural Changesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRice, Janen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Etaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJan Rice, PhD, MSN, RN, jarice@graceland.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308229-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>This study assessed attrition rates and reasons for withdrawal among online graduate <p>students before and after the implementation of program structural changes in 2008. A <p>descriptive retrospective cohort study was conducted using the academic and advising records of <p>853 online graduate nursing students enrolled between 2005 through 2010. Three student <p>cohorts were examined: (cohort 1) students who entered and withdrew prior to 2008, (cohort 2) <p>students who entered before and withdrew after 2008, and (cohort 3) students who entered and <p>withdrew after 2008. <p>The proportions of student attrition from each cohort were 43% (97 out of 225 students), <p>19% (52 out of 277 students), and 7.4% (26 out of 351 students) respectively. Results indicated <p>that students’ attrition rates in cohorts 2 and 3 were significantly less than cohort 1. Supported <p>by Alexander Astin’s I-E-O model, two major themes emerged as reasons for withdrawal: <p>personal and academic. <p>Findings from this study provided a critical view for further investigation and serve as an <p>evaluation tool to identify trends and develop appropriate supportive interventions that facilitate <p>positive student outcomes. Further research is warranted to investigate the effects of the <p>program structural changes on students’ attitudes and program satisfaction.en_GB
dc.subjectnursingen_GB
dc.subjectattritionen_GB
dc.subjectonlineen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:35Z-
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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