The Perception of Staff Nurses on the Clinical Experience of the BSN Student Before and After the Implementation of a Dedicated Education Unit

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316854
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Perception of Staff Nurses on the Clinical Experience of the BSN Student Before and After the Implementation of a Dedicated Education Unit
Author(s):
Keldo, Avril; Saffer, Cheryl F.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lamda Iota
Author Details:
Avril Keldo, MSN, APN-C, RN-BC, OCN, email: akeldo@saintpetersuh.com; Cheryl F. Saffer, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014

Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the views of staff nurses on BSN student nurse experiences before and after the implementation of a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU). There is limited literature on the perceptions of nursing staff on the student learning experience and outcomes of several studies present differing results.

 Methods: Using a case study design, data was obtained through focus groups which assisted in developing an in-depth understanding of the views of the acute care nurse. Guiding this study was the theoretical framework of Albert Bandura, which is a social cognitive theory that combines behaviorist and cognitive elements. The assumptions of this behaviorist orientation describe that learning will demonstrate a change in behavior, the environment shapes behavior, and the learned behavior needs to be reinforced.

 Results: Results demonstrated that there are differences in the perceptions of staff nurses on student clinical experiences between the traditional models of instructor led experiences and dedicated education units. Demonstrated skills, student participation, a decrease in student anxiety and confidence levels were all perceived to be improved after the implementation of the dedicated education unit.

 Conclusion: The potential benefits of the study are to open the lines of communication between service and academia which may lead to the development of a more in-depth clinical experience for the student nurse, while at the same time enable the experienced staff nurse to be more interactive in the learning environment. Based on the findings of this research the implications for possible future direction could be the development of additional DEU’s which would further enhance the student nurse experience.

Keywords:
Dedicated Education Unit; Perceptions of staff nurses on student nurse experiences
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Perception of Staff Nurses on the Clinical Experience of the BSN Student Before and After the Implementation of a Dedicated Education Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeldo, Avrilen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaffer, Cheryl F.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLamda Iotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsAvril Keldo, MSN, APN-C, RN-BC, OCN, email: akeldo@saintpetersuh.com; Cheryl F. Saffer, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316854-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014</p><b>Purpose</b>: The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the views of staff nurses on BSN student nurse experiences before and after the implementation of a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU). There is limited literature on the perceptions of nursing staff on the student learning experience and outcomes of several studies present differing results. <p> <b>Methods: </b>Using a case study design, data was obtained through focus groups which assisted in developing an in-depth understanding of the views of the acute care nurse. Guiding this study was the theoretical framework of Albert Bandura, which is a social cognitive theory that combines behaviorist and cognitive elements. The assumptions of this behaviorist orientation describe that learning will demonstrate a change in behavior, the environment shapes behavior, and the learned behavior needs to be reinforced. <p> <b>Results: </b>Results demonstrated that there are differences in the perceptions of staff nurses on student clinical experiences between the traditional models of instructor led experiences and dedicated education units. Demonstrated skills, student participation, a decrease in student anxiety and confidence levels were all perceived to be improved after the implementation of the dedicated education unit. <p> <b>Conclusion: </b>The potential benefits of the study are to open the lines of communication between service and academia which may lead to the development of a more in-depth clinical experience for the student nurse, while at the same time enable the experienced staff nurse to be more interactive in the learning environment. Based on the findings of this research the implications for possible future direction could be the development of additional DEU’s which would further enhance the student nurse experience.en_GB
dc.subjectDedicated Education Uniten_GB
dc.subjectPerceptions of staff nurses on student nurse experiencesen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:44:02Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:44:02Z-
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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