Factors that Contribute to a Successful Nursing Student's Decision to Withdraw from a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program before Graduation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316802
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors that Contribute to a Successful Nursing Student's Decision to Withdraw from a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program before Graduation
Author(s):
Randall, Shelly R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Rho-at-Large
Author Details:
Shelly R. Randall, PhD, RN, CNE, email: crackitis@yahoo.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014

There is an extreme shortage of registered nurses in the United States (U.S.). This shortage is projected to grow to 260,000 RNs by the year 2025 (AACN, 2010a). In order to meet the current and future health care needs of the population of the U.S., nursing schools would have to graduate at least 30,000 registered nurses annually. According to the AACN, this calls for a 30% increase in the current number of nursing students graduating from Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs (2010a). The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover the reasons that successful nursing students voluntarily left a BSN program at a mid-sized southern university in the U.S. The specific aims of the study were to: (1) determine the factors that influenced successful nursing students’ decisions to voluntarily leave this nursing program, and (2) propose evidence-based strategies for retaining successful nursing students in this educational setting. Action Research served as the methodology for this study within the philosophical framework of Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology. Hermeneutic phenomenology was used to analyze and interpret the data collected from the participants using Diekelman’s (1989) seven step data analysis method. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews and a demographic survey. Rigor was demonstrated using trustworthiness and authenticity criteria. The findings of this study showed that the attrition of successful nursing students was related to a change in the participant’s view of nursing, their personal circumstances, or views of themselves. This change revealed the constitutive pattern Nursing was not right for me as the overarching reason the participants in the study left their nursing programs. The themes Internal struggle for a nursing career and Realties of nursing and the seven related subthemes illuminate the lived experiences of these participants that ultimately contributed to their premature departure from their nursing programs.
Keywords:
research; educaton; student attrition
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors that Contribute to a Successful Nursing Student's Decision to Withdraw from a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program before Graduationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRandall, Shelly R.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Rho-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsShelly R. Randall, PhD, RN, CNE, email: crackitis@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316802-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014</p>There is an extreme shortage of registered nurses in the United States (U.S.). This shortage is projected to grow to 260,000 RNs by the year 2025 (AACN, 2010a). In order to meet the current and future health care needs of the population of the U.S., nursing schools would have to graduate at least 30,000 registered nurses annually. According to the AACN, this calls for a 30% increase in the current number of nursing students graduating from Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs (2010a). The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover the reasons that successful nursing students voluntarily left a BSN program at a mid-sized southern university in the U.S. The specific aims of the study were to: (1) determine the factors that influenced successful nursing students’ decisions to voluntarily leave this nursing program, and (2) propose evidence-based strategies for retaining successful nursing students in this educational setting. Action Research served as the methodology for this study within the philosophical framework of Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology. Hermeneutic phenomenology was used to analyze and interpret the data collected from the participants using Diekelman’s (1989) seven step data analysis method. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews and a demographic survey. Rigor was demonstrated using trustworthiness and authenticity criteria. The findings of this study showed that the attrition of successful nursing students was related to a change in the participant’s view of nursing, their personal circumstances, or views of themselves. This change revealed the constitutive pattern <i>Nursing was not right for me</i> as the overarching reason the participants in the study left their nursing programs. The themes <i>Internal struggle for a nursing career</i> and <i>Realties of nursing</i> and the seven related subthemes illuminate the lived experiences of these participants that ultimately contributed to their premature departure from their nursing programs.en_GB
dc.subjectresearchen_GB
dc.subjecteducatonen_GB
dc.subjectstudent attritionen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:42:46Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:42:46Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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