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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308519
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborative Mentoring: Helping the At-risk Student
Author(s):
Bloom, Kathaleen C.; Ahrens, William D.; Loriz, Lillia; Rivera, Stefanie M.; Cummings, Cynthia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Rho-at-Large
Author Details:
Kathaleen C. Bloom, PhD, CNM, kbloom@unf.edu; William D. Ahrens, MSN, RN; Lillia Loriz, PhD, GNP-C; Stefanie M. Rivera, BS; Cynthia Cummings, EdD, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Advances in biomedical sciences and increasing complexity of healthcare delivery systems require changes in the way nurses are educated. Attrition in nursing programs and NCLEX-RN failures by students who have successfully completed their nursing education are serious concerns for all nurse educators. The purpose of the study is to examine the impact of a collaborative mentoring program on the academic progression of students identified as at-risk for academic or NCLEX-RN failure. The voluntary mentoring program, with three mentor choices: faculty, peer, or community, is offered to all prelicensure students on entry into the nursing program. Students may request a mentor at any point in the curriculum.

This presentation reports preliminary results of the study. To daye, 211 students who entered the school of nursing in six cohorts (academic years 2010-11; 2011-12) are participating in the study. Thirty-two students have requested and been paired with a mentor (15.17%). The average age of the participants is 26.27. The participants are predominantly Caucasian females who speak English as their first language. The majority live on their own, have strong support from others, and work an average of 9.22 hours/ week outside of the program. The average entering GPA was 3.78.

Participants are primarily balanced on the active-reflective and sequential-global scales and tend toward intuitive and verbal learning on the Index of Learning Styles. They scored moderately high on the Nursing Professional Values Scale, the Nursing Image Questionnaire, and the nursing is a means for achieving personal goals dimension of the Nursing Orientation Tool (NOT). Participants scored moderately low, however, on the caring and expertise dimensions on the NOT. 

With one cohort having graduated to date, the on-time graduation and NCLEX-RN pass rates are 100%. Two of these students utilized a faculty mentor. The next two cohorts will graduate in May and August 2013.

Keywords:
Mentoring; At-risk students
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborative Mentoring: Helping the At-risk Studenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBloom, Kathaleen C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAhrens, William D.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLoriz, Lilliaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRivera, Stefanie M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCummings, Cynthiaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Rho-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathaleen C. Bloom, PhD, CNM, kbloom@unf.edu; William D. Ahrens, MSN, RN; Lillia Loriz, PhD, GNP-C; Stefanie M. Rivera, BS; Cynthia Cummings, EdD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308519-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Advances in biomedical sciences and increasing complexity of healthcare delivery systems require changes in the way nurses are educated. Attrition in nursing programs and NCLEX-RN failures by students who have successfully completed their nursing education are serious concerns for all nurse educators. The purpose of the study is to examine the impact of a collaborative mentoring program on the academic progression of students identified as at-risk for academic or NCLEX-RN failure. The voluntary mentoring program, with three mentor choices: faculty, peer, or community, is offered to all prelicensure students on entry into the nursing program. Students may request a mentor at any point in the curriculum. <p>This presentation reports preliminary results of the study. To daye, 211 students who entered the school of nursing in six cohorts (academic years 2010-11; 2011-12) are participating in the study. Thirty-two students have requested and been paired with a mentor (15.17%). The average age of the participants is 26.27. The participants are predominantly Caucasian females who speak English as their first language. The majority live on their own, have strong support from others, and work an average of 9.22 hours/ week outside of the program. The average entering GPA was 3.78. <p>Participants are primarily balanced on the active-reflective and sequential-global scales and tend toward intuitive and verbal learning on the Index of Learning Styles. They scored moderately high on the Nursing Professional Values Scale, the Nursing Image Questionnaire, and the nursing is a means for achieving personal goals dimension of the Nursing Orientation Tool (NOT). Participants scored moderately low, however, on the caring and expertise dimensions on the NOT.  <p>With one cohort having graduated to date, the on-time graduation and NCLEX-RN pass rates are 100%. Two of these students utilized a faculty mentor. The next two cohorts will graduate in May and August 2013.en_GB
dc.subjectMentoringen_GB
dc.subjectAt-risk studentsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:25Z-
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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