Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Has Been Identified as a Major Barrier to Success for Nursing Students in the Online Environment: Can Mentoring be the Answer?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316819
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Has Been Identified as a Major Barrier to Success for Nursing Students in the Online Environment: Can Mentoring be the Answer?
Author(s):
Myers, Melissa D.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Pi
Author Details:
Melissa D. Myers, MSN, BSN, email: mmyers2@chamberlain.edu
Abstract:

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

The educational environment should be designed to assist the needs of underrepresented populations.  Advances in technology, native language and prior computer experience are identified barriers for success. Nurses are returning for completion degrees after a long hiatus from school. The percentage of students from underrepresented backgrounds in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs, masters, and research and practice focused doctoral programs has increased (AACN, 2012).

            Research on non-native English speaking students illustrates that experiences and qualifications vary. International nursing programs increase the need for international nursing educational needs. Nursing instructors find the LEP barriers (e.g. language and cultural values) impact performance (Chiang & Crickmore, 2009). Academic performance supports a need to place greater emphasis on English-language acculturation among LEP students (Salamonson, Everett, Koch, Andrew & Davidson, 2008).

            After Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, a survey was administered to a convenience sample of current online students regarding perception of their performance and confidence level that they would be successful in the online classroom. Their perception was that they were sufficient, but they believed a mentor that understood their difficulties would be helpful. Additionally another examination was done in regards to suspected academic integrity issues. English was identified as a barrier. Small survey size: N=26, 38% of the suspected plagiarism cases were identified as LEP students.

Student diversity and diverse patient populations are increasing.  If measures are not taken to assist nursing students move beyond these barrier there will likely be a continuing attrition rate of culturally diverse students. Mentoring is faculty’s opportunity and responsibility.

Keywords:
online nursing students; Faculty mentors; Limited English Proficiency
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.titleLimited English Proficiency (LEP) Has Been Identified as a Major Barrier to Success for Nursing Students in the Online Environment: Can Mentoring be the Answer?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMyers, Melissa D.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Pien_GB
dc.author.detailsMelissa D. Myers, MSN, BSN, email: mmyers2@chamberlain.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316819-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014, Friday, April 4, 2014</p>The educational environment should be designed to assist the needs of underrepresented populations.  Advances in technology, native language and prior computer experience are identified barriers for success. Nurses are returning for completion degrees after a long hiatus from school. The percentage of students from underrepresented backgrounds in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs, masters, and research and practice focused doctoral programs has increased (AACN, 2012). <p>            Research on non-native English speaking students illustrates that experiences and qualifications vary. International nursing programs increase the need for international nursing educational needs. Nursing instructors find the LEP barriers (e.g. language and cultural values) impact performance (Chiang & Crickmore, 2009).<i> </i>Academic performance supports a need to place greater emphasis on English-language acculturation among LEP students (Salamonson, Everett, Koch, Andrew & Davidson, 2008). <p>            After Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, a survey was administered to a convenience sample of current online students regarding perception of their performance and confidence level that they would be successful in the online classroom. Their perception was that they were sufficient, but they believed a mentor that understood their difficulties would be helpful. Additionally another examination was done in regards to suspected academic integrity issues. English was identified as a barrier. Small survey size: N=26, 38% of the suspected plagiarism cases were identified as LEP students. <p>Student diversity and diverse patient populations are increasing.  If measures are not taken to assist nursing students move beyond these barrier there will likely be a continuing attrition rate of culturally diverse students. Mentoring is faculty’s opportunity and responsibility.en_GB
dc.subjectonline nursing studentsen_GB
dc.subjectFaculty mentorsen_GB
dc.subjectLimited English Proficiencyen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:11Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:11Z-
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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