The Perceptions and Intentions of Undergraduate Nursing Students to Pursue Higher Education in Nursing

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316804
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Perceptions and Intentions of Undergraduate Nursing Students to Pursue Higher Education in Nursing
Author(s):
Paterson, Carly Lynn; Abulhaija, Ashraf; Hopgood, Rachelle A.; Denny, Janette; Aluoch, Marilyn A.; Hardwick, Marian J.; Chandler, Rasheeta D.; Almostadi, Doaa; Devine, Debbie T.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Carly Lynn Paterson, MSN, RN, email: cpaterso@health.usf.edu; Ashraf Abulhaija, MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC; Rachelle A. Hopgood, MS, ARNP, AOCNP; Janette Denny, MSN, RN, CNL, ONC; Marilyn A. Aluoch, MSN, MPH, BSN, RN; Marian J. Hardwick, MS, RN; Rasheeta D. Chandler, PhD, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC; Doaa Almostadi, MSN, RN; Debbie T. Devine, MS, ARNP-FNP
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014

The purpose of this study was to explore the intentions of undergraduate nursing students and their perceptions related to pursuing higher education in nursing. This is related to recommendations issued in the Institute of Medicine 2011 report on nursing, including: “5) Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020; 6) Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning; and 7) Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health." 

A qualitative phenomenological study was implemented through individual interviews with undergraduate nursing students (N=16) recruited from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida between March and April 2013. Interviews were conducted using a scripted interview guide and analyzed using the NVivo qualitative research analysis program to identify resulting themes.

Results of this study found five main themes, including advanced practice nurse perceptions, BSN program influences, supports, barriers, and requests for more information. Of these main themes, there were particularly common points made throughout the interviews conducted. Identification of potential barriers to continuing their education was the most common theme and included financial concerns, family and work balance, and wanting to gain experience working as a registered nurse. Students expressed an understanding of the opportunity available with the nurse practitioner degree, with a less clear understanding of the PhD-prepared nurse. Another theme was the expressed interest of students wishing to learn about advanced degree options available to them prior to completing their BSN.

There is a need for unified support of nursing students to pursue an advanced degree to help meet the needs of the impending nurse faculty and clinical nurse shortage. It is expected that the results of this study will be helpful in the future to inform graduate recruitment efforts and assist in meeting the recommendations set forth by the Institute of Medicine (2011) related to nursing.

Keywords:
undergraduate nursing; qualitative; higher education
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
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. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Perceptions and Intentions of Undergraduate Nursing Students to Pursue Higher Education in Nursingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Carly Lynnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAbulhaija, Ashrafen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHopgood, Rachelle A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDenny, Janetteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAluoch, Marilyn A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHardwick, Marian J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorChandler, Rasheeta D.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlmostadi, Doaaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDevine, Debbie T.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsCarly Lynn Paterson, MSN, RN, email: cpaterso@health.usf.edu; Ashraf Abulhaija, MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC; Rachelle A. Hopgood, MS, ARNP, AOCNP; Janette Denny, MSN, RN, CNL, ONC; Marilyn A. Aluoch, MSN, MPH, BSN, RN; Marian J. Hardwick, MS, RN; Rasheeta D. Chandler, PhD, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC; Doaa Almostadi, MSN, RN; Debbie T. Devine, MS, ARNP-FNPen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316804-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014</p>The purpose of this study was to explore the intentions of undergraduate nursing students and their perceptions related to pursuing higher education in nursing. This is related to recommendations issued in the Institute of Medicine 2011 report on nursing, including: “5) Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020; 6) Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning; and 7) Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health."  <p>A qualitative phenomenological study was implemented through individual interviews with undergraduate nursing students (N=16) recruited from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida between March and April 2013. Interviews were conducted using a scripted interview guide and analyzed using the NVivo qualitative research analysis program to identify resulting themes. <p>Results of this study found five main themes, including advanced practice nurse perceptions, BSN program influences, supports, barriers, and requests for more information. Of these main themes, there were particularly common points made throughout the interviews conducted. Identification of potential barriers to continuing their education was the most common theme and included financial concerns, family and work balance, and wanting to gain experience working as a registered nurse. Students expressed an understanding of the opportunity available with the nurse practitioner degree, with a less clear understanding of the PhD-prepared nurse. Another theme was the expressed interest of students wishing to learn about advanced degree options available to them prior to completing their BSN. <p class="Default">There is a need for unified support of nursing students to pursue an advanced degree to help meet the needs of the impending nurse faculty and clinical nurse shortage. It is expected that the results of this study will be helpful in the future to inform graduate recruitment efforts and assist in meeting the recommendations set forth by the Institute of Medicine (2011) related to nursing.en_GB
dc.subjectundergraduate nursingen_GB
dc.subjectqualitativeen_GB
dc.subjecthigher educationen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:42:48Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:42:48Z-
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
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. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published articleen_GB
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