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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335099
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing Leadership Characteristics in Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Other Titles:
Impacting Student Behaviors Through Engagement
Author(s):
Yehle, Karen S.; Edwards, Nancy E.; Lim, Enjung
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Omicron
Author Details:
Karen S. Yehle, PhD, MS, RN, FAHA, kyehle@purdue.edu; Nancy E. Edwards, PhD, MS, ANP-BC; Enjung Lim, BS, MS, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Recent baccalaureate graduates are expected to quickly assume clinical leadership roles. This project reports the results of an innovative elective leadership course utilizing senior nursing students known as a Senior Clinical Leader (SCL) to encourage the translation of leadership concepts into nursing practice and to allow students to experience the nurse educator role. Methods: One hundred senior baccalaueate nursing students (4 male; 96 female) participated in a semester long elective course over a period of 5 years. The SCL completed ten self-directed leadership modules and implemented the leadership concepts through a sixteen week leadership practicum in a clinical setting. The practicum consisted of assisting a faculty member teaching a sophomore or junior level undergraduate clinical group. A pretest posttest design was utilized to evaluate the change in perceived leadership abilities. The SCL completed a leadership performance competence profile questionnaire and an inventory of leadership characteristics at the beginning and completion of the semester. In addition, the SCL's performance was evaluated by both the faculty member and the junior students at midterm and at the end of the semester. Results: The leadership characteristics were categorized into 6 subscales: communication, association, sanction, delegation, initiation, and legitimacy. Both pretest and posttest measures showed good reliability (Cronbach's alpha = 0.78 for pretest and 0.84 for posttest). A repeated measures analysis of covariance controlling for gender and management experience revealed that the students' perception of their leadership skill significantly improved overall (F=27.71; p<.0001) and in all six subscales. A large majority (98%) of the SCLs received positive performance evaluations from both their faculty mentor and junior students. A significant number of SCLs expressed an interest in the faculty role (p<.05) after the leadership practicum experience. Conclusion: Perceived leadership skills improved after the completion of the senior clinical leader experience. Faculty members role modeled both the educator role and leadership skills. Clinical leaders reported increased self-confidence and served as role models for the junior students. With the senior clinical leaders, faculty were able to assign more complex patients and the SCL functioned as an additional set of 'eyes' and 'ears' for the faculty member. This educational program can be implemented in a variety of academic and clinical settings.
Keywords:
Baccalaureate nursing student; Leadership development; Nursing Education
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14C04
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEnhancing Leadership Characteristics in Baccalaureate Nursing Studentsen
dc.title.alternativeImpacting Student Behaviors Through Engagementen
dc.contributor.authorYehle, Karen S.en
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Nancy E.en
dc.contributor.authorLim, Enjungen
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Omicronen
dc.author.detailsKaren S. Yehle, PhD, MS, RN, FAHA, kyehle@purdue.edu; Nancy E. Edwards, PhD, MS, ANP-BC; Enjung Lim, BS, MS, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335099-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Recent baccalaureate graduates are expected to quickly assume clinical leadership roles. This project reports the results of an innovative elective leadership course utilizing senior nursing students known as a Senior Clinical Leader (SCL) to encourage the translation of leadership concepts into nursing practice and to allow students to experience the nurse educator role. Methods: One hundred senior baccalaueate nursing students (4 male; 96 female) participated in a semester long elective course over a period of 5 years. The SCL completed ten self-directed leadership modules and implemented the leadership concepts through a sixteen week leadership practicum in a clinical setting. The practicum consisted of assisting a faculty member teaching a sophomore or junior level undergraduate clinical group. A pretest posttest design was utilized to evaluate the change in perceived leadership abilities. The SCL completed a leadership performance competence profile questionnaire and an inventory of leadership characteristics at the beginning and completion of the semester. In addition, the SCL's performance was evaluated by both the faculty member and the junior students at midterm and at the end of the semester. Results: The leadership characteristics were categorized into 6 subscales: communication, association, sanction, delegation, initiation, and legitimacy. Both pretest and posttest measures showed good reliability (Cronbach's alpha = 0.78 for pretest and 0.84 for posttest). A repeated measures analysis of covariance controlling for gender and management experience revealed that the students' perception of their leadership skill significantly improved overall (F=27.71; p<.0001) and in all six subscales. A large majority (98%) of the SCLs received positive performance evaluations from both their faculty mentor and junior students. A significant number of SCLs expressed an interest in the faculty role (p<.05) after the leadership practicum experience. Conclusion: Perceived leadership skills improved after the completion of the senior clinical leader experience. Faculty members role modeled both the educator role and leadership skills. Clinical leaders reported increased self-confidence and served as role models for the junior students. With the senior clinical leaders, faculty were able to assign more complex patients and the SCL functioned as an additional set of 'eyes' and 'ears' for the faculty member. This educational program can be implemented in a variety of academic and clinical settings.en
dc.subjectBaccalaureate nursing studenten
dc.subjectLeadership developmenten
dc.subjectNursing Educationen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:44:12Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:44:12Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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