Moral development and academic and clinical integrity of nursing students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308652
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Moral development and academic and clinical integrity of nursing students
Author(s):
Basler, Jennifer
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Pi
Author Details:
Jennifer Basler, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE, basler@uwosh.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

The purpose of this study was to examine the level of moral development and perceptions of academic and clinical integrity of baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in their first semester or final semester of a nursing program. The Hilbert Unethical Behavior Survey and Defining Issues Test-2 was administered online to both groups.  A convenience sample of 100 schools was selected to participate randomly from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education list of accredited baccalaureate nursing programs.  Institutional review board approval was obtained, 24 schools agreed to participate, and 135 students completed the surveys. Results were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. While no significant differences were found in moral development, perceptions of academic integrity, or perceptions of clinical integrity between students in their first and final semesters of nursing school, a small positive correlation was found between perceptions of academic integrity and perceptions of clinical integrity. Results of this study, while not all statistically significant, did reveal that all nursing students did not perceive the unethical behaviors presented as in fact unethical. These findings suggest that nursing educators should monitor the behaviors of students and provide feedback and opportunities for students to improve their moral reasoning. This study demonstrates the continued need for ethics theory and application of ethical decision making for students.
Keywords:
academic integrity; moral development; nursing clinical integrity
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.titleMoral development and academic and clinical integrity of nursing studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBasler, Jenniferen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEta Pien_GB
dc.author.detailsJennifer Basler, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE, basler@uwosh.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308652-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>The purpose of this study was to examine the level of moral development and perceptions of academic and clinical integrity of baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in their first semester or final semester of a nursing program. The Hilbert Unethical Behavior Survey and Defining Issues Test-2 was administered online to both groups.  A convenience sample of 100 schools was selected to participate randomly from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education list of accredited baccalaureate nursing programs.  Institutional review board approval was obtained, 24 schools agreed to participate, and 135 students completed the surveys. Results were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. While no significant differences were found in moral development, perceptions of academic integrity, or perceptions of clinical integrity between students in their first and final semesters of nursing school, a small positive correlation was found between perceptions of academic integrity and perceptions of clinical integrity. Results of this study, while not all statistically significant, did reveal that all nursing students did not perceive the unethical behaviors presented as in fact unethical. These findings suggest that nursing educators should monitor the behaviors of students and provide feedback and opportunities for students to improve their moral reasoning. This study demonstrates the continued need for ethics theory and application of ethical decision making for students.en_GB
dc.subjectacademic integrityen_GB
dc.subjectmoral developmenten_GB
dc.subjectnursing clinical integrityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:07Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:07Z-
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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