Empowering Nursing Students at the Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Leogane (FSIL) to Promote Evidence-Based Practice in Haiti

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335182
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Empowering Nursing Students at the Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Leogane (FSIL) to Promote Evidence-Based Practice in Haiti
Other Titles:
Symposium: Improving Health Outcomes in Haiti through Nursing Education
Author(s):
France, Marie-Carole
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Marie-Carole France, EdD, MSN, BSN, mfrance@southuniversity.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: Nursing research is considered one of the most important courses in nursing curricula to prepare baccalaureate-nursing students for evidence-based practice. The purpose of this project was to evaluate how Haitian nursing students at the Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Leogane (FSIL) circumvented their traditional subject-focused approach of learning to a process-driven method using problem-based learning (PBL) to stimulate their cognitive skills in the nursing research course. Methods: To accomplish this goal, innovative teaching strategies: concept mapping, technology support, clinical case scenario, reflection, and group presentations were implemented in the course to help students develop the analytical skills necessary in critical thinking and evidence-based nursing skills, problem solving and self-evaluation skills, co-operation and teamwork, and interpersonal communication. These learning activities were fundamental for helping the students identify gaps in their knowledge to retrieve, access, and exercise information to critique and analyze the process of nursing research. Results: The students at the Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Leogane (FSIL) reported that PBL instructional teaching model promoted a higher order of thinking, improved group collaboration, and provided them with a better understanding of nursing research process, thus making the course more relevant to real life health care situations in Haiti. By implementing this innovative teaching model, the students were able to acquire critical thinking skills and direct their own learning. Problem-based learning was the teaching pedagogy that supports students' active participation in research. Conclusion: PBL is an appropriate pedagogical framework for empowering the students at FSIL to take charge of their own learning. Nurse educators can make the learning experience stimulating, appealing, realistic, and applicable to the health care practices in Haiti by using this model. By guiding the students lifelong learning, nurse educators can empower FSIL students to become the voices that will transform the health care delivery system in Haiti.
Keywords:
Haiti; Teaching; Experience
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14K09
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.isoenen
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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEmpowering Nursing Students at the Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Leogane (FSIL) to Promote Evidence-Based Practice in Haitien
dc.title.alternativeSymposium: Improving Health Outcomes in Haiti through Nursing Educationen
dc.contributor.authorFrance, Marie-Caroleen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMarie-Carole France, EdD, MSN, BSN, mfrance@southuniversity.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335181-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: Nursing research is considered one of the most important courses in nursing curricula to prepare baccalaureate-nursing students for evidence-based practice. The purpose of this project was to evaluate how Haitian nursing students at the Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Leogane (FSIL) circumvented their traditional subject-focused approach of learning to a process-driven method using problem-based learning (PBL) to stimulate their cognitive skills in the nursing research course. Methods: To accomplish this goal, innovative teaching strategies: concept mapping, technology support, clinical case scenario, reflection, and group presentations were implemented in the course to help students develop the analytical skills necessary in critical thinking and evidence-based nursing skills, problem solving and self-evaluation skills, co-operation and teamwork, and interpersonal communication. These learning activities were fundamental for helping the students identify gaps in their knowledge to retrieve, access, and exercise information to critique and analyze the process of nursing research. Results: The students at the Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Leogane (FSIL) reported that PBL instructional teaching model promoted a higher order of thinking, improved group collaboration, and provided them with a better understanding of nursing research process, thus making the course more relevant to real life health care situations in Haiti. By implementing this innovative teaching model, the students were able to acquire critical thinking skills and direct their own learning. Problem-based learning was the teaching pedagogy that supports students' active participation in research. Conclusion: PBL is an appropriate pedagogical framework for empowering the students at FSIL to take charge of their own learning. Nurse educators can make the learning experience stimulating, appealing, realistic, and applicable to the health care practices in Haiti by using this model. By guiding the students lifelong learning, nurse educators can empower FSIL students to become the voices that will transform the health care delivery system in Haiti.en
dc.subjectHaitien
dc.subjectTeachingen
dc.subjectExperienceen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:46:20Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:46:20Z-
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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