Effect of the Dedicated Educational Unit on Student Self-Efficacy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308520
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effect of the Dedicated Educational Unit on Student Self-Efficacy
Author(s):
George, Lynn E.; Pyo, Katrina A.; Locasto, Lisa Wetmore
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta
Author Details:
Lynn E. George, PhD, RN, CNE, george@rmu.edu; Katrina A. Pyo, PhD, RN, CCRN; Lisa Wetmore Locasto, DNP, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Two landmark publications, Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard & Day, 2010) and The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2011) challenge educational institutions to enhance both the quality of nursing education and the capacity of those educational programs. One new model for clinical education, the Dedicated Educational Unit (DEU) shows promise as a strategy to achieve these goals. In the DEU, nurses and nurse educators form a partnership that combines the expertise of both with a focus on creating the most effective clinical learning environment for the student. Additional evidence is needed to support the use of the DEU as an effective clinical educational model that expands faculty capacity.

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of the use of the DEU on nursing students’ confidence in their knowledge and ability to achieve expected clinical performance in a junior level medical surgical nursing course. The exploratory study used a quasi-experimental design with a convenience sample of 35 junior level nursing students.  Participants were enrolled in a 15 week medical-surgical nursing course with a clinical education component and were assigned to either the DEU or a clinical rotation using a traditional clinical education model.  The construct of self-efficacy was measured prior to and at the completion of their clinical rotation using a general self-efficacy scale (SE) adapted for this study.  Students in the DEU reported higher scores on seven of the 10 items of the SE scale when compared with the scores of students who were assigned to the traditional clinical education model. The differences were statistically significant.

Keywords:
Clinical Educational Models; Student Self Efficacy; Dedicated Educational Unit
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.titleEffect of the Dedicated Educational Unit on Student Self-Efficacyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Lynn E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPyo, Katrina A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLocasto, Lisa Wetmoreen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEtaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLynn E. George, PhD, RN, CNE, george@rmu.edu; Katrina A. Pyo, PhD, RN, CCRN; Lisa Wetmore Locasto, DNP, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308520-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Two landmark publications, Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard & Day, 2010) and The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2011) challenge educational institutions to enhance both the quality of nursing education and the capacity of those educational programs. One new model for clinical education, the Dedicated Educational Unit (DEU) shows promise as a strategy to achieve these goals. In the DEU, nurses and nurse educators form a partnership that combines the expertise of both with a focus on creating the most effective clinical learning environment for the student. Additional evidence is needed to support the use of the DEU as an effective clinical educational model that expands faculty capacity. <p>The aim of this study was to examine the effect of the use of the DEU on nursing students’ confidence in their knowledge and ability to achieve expected clinical performance in a junior level medical surgical nursing course. The exploratory study used a quasi-experimental design with a convenience sample of 35 junior level nursing students.  Participants were enrolled in a 15 week medical-surgical nursing course with a clinical education component and were assigned to either the DEU or a clinical rotation using a traditional clinical education model.  The construct of self-efficacy was measured prior to and at the completion of their clinical rotation using a general self-efficacy scale (SE) adapted for this study.  Students in the DEU reported higher scores on seven of the 10 items of the SE scale when compared with the scores of students who were assigned to the traditional clinical education model. The differences were statistically significant.en_GB
dc.subjectClinical Educational Modelsen_GB
dc.subjectStudent Self Efficacyen_GB
dc.subjectDedicated Educational Uniten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:26Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:26Z-
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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