Evaluating Best Practices for Second-Degree Nursing Students Using an Innovative Study Design

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308441
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluating Best Practices for Second-Degree Nursing Students Using an Innovative Study Design
Author(s):
Schriner, Cheryl L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Theta-at-Large
Author Details:
Cheryl L. Schriner, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, cheryl.schriner@utoledo.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Purpose: Second-degree nursing programs are the fastest growing entry-level nursing programs in the United States and offer the quickest route to becoming a Registered Nurse with progression into advanced leadership roles (AACN, 2010). This descriptive multi-site study will illuminate best practice teaching strategies and faculty characteristics supporting optimal student outcomes. Additionally, this research will provide information to enhance the methodology of future studies using an innovative study design.

Methods: In January, 2013, 25 faculty teaching in second-degree nursing programs (BSN, MSN, CNL), demonstrating optimal student outcomes, will be invited to participate in a three-day online discussion forum using Itracks advanced technology. Itracks, a web-integrated data collection system, facilitates online discussion groups using bulletin board software demonstrating proven success in academic and healthcare settings (Itracks, 2012). Study participants can join the online discussion groups using a variety of electronic methods, including PCs, tablets and smart phones. Participants are also able to upload videos, documents, and instructional materials to demonstrate teaching strategies that are specific to developing leadership skills.

Results: Descriptive statistics will be produced for the quantitative data. The qualitative data, generated from the online discussion forums, will be coded for thematic analysis using the advanced Itracks technology. This research project was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of the PI’s university in November, 2012. Data analysis will be completed in April, 2013, with dissemination of results beginning May, 2013.

Conclusion: This research will present an evaluation of best teaching practices for second degree pre-licensure students and will provide critical information that can be used to enhance the design and methodology for future studies, using advanced technology for research design and data analysis. This study was supported by a Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Theta Chapter research grant. 

Keywords:
Nursing Leadership; Innovative Study Design; Nursing Education
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluating Best Practices for Second-Degree Nursing Students Using an Innovative Study Designen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchriner, Cheryl L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Theta-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsCheryl L. Schriner, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, cheryl.schriner@utoledo.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308441-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Purpose: Second-degree nursing programs are the fastest growing entry-level nursing programs in the United States and offer the quickest route to becoming a Registered Nurse with progression into advanced leadership roles (AACN, 2010). This descriptive multi-site study will illuminate best practice teaching strategies and faculty characteristics supporting optimal student outcomes. Additionally, this research will provide information to enhance the methodology of future studies using an innovative study design. <p>Methods: In January, 2013, 25 faculty teaching in second-degree nursing programs (BSN, MSN, CNL), demonstrating optimal student outcomes, will be invited to participate in a three-day online discussion forum using <i>Itracks</i> advanced technology. <i>Itracks</i>, a web-integrated data collection system, facilitates online discussion groups using bulletin board software demonstrating proven success in academic and healthcare settings (Itracks, 2012). Study participants can join the online discussion groups using a variety of electronic methods, including PCs, tablets and smart phones. Participants are also able to upload videos, documents, and instructional materials to demonstrate teaching strategies that are specific to developing leadership skills. <p>Results: Descriptive statistics will be produced for the quantitative data. The qualitative data, generated from the online discussion forums, will be coded for thematic analysis using the advanced <i>Itracks</i> technology. This research project was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of the PI’s university in November, 2012. Data analysis will be completed in April, 2013, with dissemination of results beginning May, 2013. <p>Conclusion: This research will present an evaluation of best teaching practices for second degree pre-licensure students and will provide critical information that can be used to enhance the design and methodology for future studies, using advanced technology for research design and data analysis. This study was supported by a Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Theta Chapter research grant.  <b></b>en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Leadershipen_GB
dc.subjectInnovative Study Designen_GB
dc.subjectNursing Educationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:24Z-
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
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