Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Perceptions of Structural Empowerment and Their Transition Into Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308510
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Perceptions of Structural Empowerment and Their Transition Into Practice
Author(s):
Moore, Shelley C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Alpha
Author Details:
Shelley C. Moore, PhD, MSN, RN, shelley.moore@mtsu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

The quality of patient care is directly associated with nurses’ empowerment to act in their patients’ behalf (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2004).  In 2010, the IOM declared that “nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States”(Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2010, p. 1). Nurses are required to have fundamental preparation to lead, change, and advance health.  Understanding perceptions of structural empowerment of student and recently graduated nurses can inform thinking of nursing faculty and healthcare organization administrators so that strategies can be implemented to facilitate successful nursing leadership of inter-professional teams, coordination of complicated care in a complex environment, and preservation of quality and safety at the point of care.  
This presentation will discuss conditions of learning effectiveness in nursing school and how this can translate into needs and expectations of new graduate nurses.  Data from a recent study of 203 student nurses from 17 different states will be summarized according to Kanter's theory of structural empowerment. Differences among groups by gender, age, semester, work experience, GPA, and ethnicity, and the avenues of empowerment will be described. Latest literature on strategies for transitioning into practice will be highlighted. To advocate for others, nurses themselves need a strong sense of empowerment.  If the student nurse’s learning environment engenders a sense of empowerment, the nursing graduate may be more likely to practice with confidence and competence.  Once the graduate nurse gets hired onto a healthcare team, it is in everyone’s best interest – the patient, the agency, the nurse – for the nurse to work within a positive work environment.  Structural empowerment is something that can be consciously cultivated within both the learning and the work environment.  Helpful strategies for nursing leaders will be discussed.
Keywords:
student nurse; graduate nurse; structural empowerment
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.titleBaccalaureate Nursing Students' Perceptions of Structural Empowerment and Their Transition Into Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Shelley C.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXi Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsShelley C. Moore, PhD, MSN, RN, shelley.moore@mtsu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308510-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>The quality of patient care is directly associated with nurses’ empowerment to act in their patients’ behalf (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2004).  In 2010, the IOM declared that “nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States”(Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2010, p. 1). Nurses are required to have fundamental preparation to lead, change, and advance health.  Understanding perceptions of structural empowerment of student and recently graduated nurses can inform thinking of nursing faculty and healthcare organization administrators so that strategies can be implemented to facilitate successful nursing leadership of inter-professional teams, coordination of complicated care in a complex environment, and preservation of quality and safety at the point of care.  <br /="/">This presentation will discuss conditions of learning effectiveness in nursing school and how this can translate into needs and expectations of new graduate nurses.  Data from a recent study of 203 student nurses from 17 different states will be summarized according to Kanter's theory of structural empowerment. Differences among groups by gender, age, semester, work experience, GPA, and ethnicity, and the avenues of empowerment will be described. Latest literature on strategies for transitioning into practice will be highlighted. To advocate for others, nurses themselves need a strong sense of empowerment.  If the student nurse’s learning environment engenders a sense of empowerment, the nursing graduate may be more likely to practice with confidence and competence.  Once the graduate nurse gets hired onto a healthcare team, it is in everyone’s best interest – the patient, the agency, the nurse – for the nurse to work within a positive work environment.  Structural empowerment is something that can be consciously cultivated within both the learning and the work environment.  Helpful strategies for nursing leaders will be discussed.en_GB
dc.subjectstudent nurseen_GB
dc.subjectgraduate nurseen_GB
dc.subjectstructural empowermenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:17Z-
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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