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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308717
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Undergraduate Peer Support in the Clinical Setting
Author(s):
Kurtz, Christine P; Alverson, Elise M.; Zentz, Suzanne E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Epsilon
Author Details:
Christine P Kurtz, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, christine.kurtz@valpo.edu; Elise M. Alverson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE; Suzanne E. Zentz, DNP, RN, CNE
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Baccalaureate nursing curricula emphasize the various roles of the professional nurse: provider of care, teacher, manager, and research consumer. These roles are reflected in “The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nurses” and thus baccalaureate nursing programs strive to implement strategies that facilitate development of these roles. In the summer of 2009, a peer support program was implemented at a college of nursing within a private Midwestern university. Senior level nursing students were assigned to assist sophomore students during their foundational nursing clinical experiences. All students involved in the program were asked to participate in a study by completing investigator-developed surveys. Surveys included both Likert scale and open-ended items. The aim of this study was twofold: (a) to evaluate the effectiveness of the peer support program implemented in the clinical setting, and (b) to ascertain the student’s perception of fulfilling the roles of the professional nurse through participation in the program. Over a two-year period, 342 students participated (senior students, n = 136; sophomore students, n = 206). Likert scale items and open-ended items are currently undergoing data analysis. Results of the pre-experimental posttest study as well as implications for nurse educators will be addressed. Conclusions based on evaluation of data will be linked to the current literature regarding implementation of peer support programs in the clinical setting. Researchers have reported outcomes of such programs to include decreasing anxiety in beginning level students, promoting mentoring and leadership skills in senior level students, and fostering collaboration skills among students ( Broscious & Saunders, 2001; Sprengel & Job, 2004.) In addition to these student-focused benefits, advantages to faculty and nursing programs will be articulated.
Keywords:
leadership skills; peer assisted learning; undergraduate 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
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUndergraduate Peer Support in the Clinical Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKurtz, Christine Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlverson, Elise M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorZentz, Suzanne E.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Epsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsChristine P Kurtz, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, christine.kurtz@valpo.edu; Elise M. Alverson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE; Suzanne E. Zentz, DNP, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308717-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Baccalaureate nursing curricula emphasize the various roles of the professional nurse: provider of care, teacher, manager, and research consumer. These roles are reflected in “The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nurses” and thus baccalaureate nursing programs strive to implement strategies that facilitate development of these roles. In the summer of 2009, a peer support program was implemented at a college of nursing within a private Midwestern university. Senior level nursing students were assigned to assist sophomore students during their foundational nursing clinical experiences. All students involved in the program were asked to participate in a study by completing investigator-developed surveys. Surveys included both Likert scale and open-ended items. The aim of this study was twofold: (a) to evaluate the effectiveness of the peer support program implemented in the clinical setting, and (b) to ascertain the student’s perception of fulfilling the roles of the professional nurse through participation in the program. Over a two-year period, 342 students participated (senior students, <i>n</i> = 136; sophomore students, <i>n</i> = 206). Likert scale items and open-ended items are currently undergoing data analysis. Results of the pre-experimental posttest study as well as implications for nurse educators will be addressed. Conclusions based on evaluation of data will be linked to the current literature regarding implementation of peer support programs in the clinical setting. Researchers have reported outcomes of such programs to include decreasing anxiety in beginning level students, promoting mentoring and leadership skills in senior level students, and fostering collaboration skills among students ( Broscious & Saunders, 2001; Sprengel & Job, 2004.) In addition to these student-focused benefits, advantages to faculty and nursing programs will be articulated.en_GB
dc.subjectleadership skillsen_GB
dc.subjectpeer assisted learningen_GB
dc.subjectundergraduate studentsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:35:09Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:35:09Z-
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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