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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/346710
Category:
Full-text
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Impact of Study Sessions for First Semester Nursing Students
Author(s):
Martin, Donna L.
Advisors:
Matheson, Linda; Schramm, Jill
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2015
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

PURPOSE: The purpose of this project was to develop and implement study sessions to reduce attrition and increase first semester nursing student success.

BACKGROUND: Each semester, 80-100 students begin the nursing program at Lewis University. The attrition rate for first semester nursing students at a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has been running between 20-40% over the past few years.

METHOD: Bi-weekly moderated study sessions were developed and implemented for first semester nursing students, and a total of 78 students participated in these study sessions. These sessions included study and test taking strategies, National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) practice questions, and content review.

FINDINGS: The study sessions were found to have a positive impact on student grades and there was a statistically significant impact on student progression (p= < .05) when the student participated in the moderated study session within the first weeks of the semester. Participants identified the study sessions as very helpful.

CONCLUSION: It is recommended that the study sessions be continued with each cohort of first semester nursing students.

Citation:
Martin, D.L. (2015, March 16). Impact of study sessions for first semester nursing students (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/346710 [Title of document should appear in italics. Do not include this bracketed instructional text in citation.]
Keywords:
nursing student; attrition; retention; success
MeSH:
Students, Nursing; Student Retention
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2015-03-16T14:08:06Z
Date of Publication:
2015-03-16

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dc.contributor.advisorMatheson, Linda-
dc.contributor.advisorSchramm, Jill-
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Donna L.-
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-16T14:08:06Z-
dc.date.available2015-03-16T14:08:06Z-
dc.date.issued2015-03-16-
dc.identifier.citationMartin, D.L. (2015, March 16). Impact of study sessions for first semester nursing students (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/346710 [Title of document should appear in italics. Do not include this bracketed instructional text in citation.]en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/346710-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>PURPOSE:</strong> The purpose of this project was to develop and implement study sessions to reduce attrition and increase first semester nursing student success.</p> <p><strong>BACKGROUND:</strong> Each semester, 80-100 students begin the nursing program at Lewis University. The attrition rate for first semester nursing students at a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has been running between 20-40% over the past few years.</p> <p><strong>METHOD:</strong> Bi-weekly moderated study sessions were developed and implemented for first semester nursing students, and a total of 78 students participated in these study sessions. These sessions included study and test taking strategies, National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) practice questions, and content review.</p> <p><strong>FINDINGS:</strong> The study sessions were found to have a positive impact on student grades and there was a statistically significant impact on student progression (p= < .05) when the student participated in the moderated study session within the first weeks of the semester. Participants identified the study sessions as very helpful.</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSION:</strong> It is recommended that the study sessions be continued with each cohort of first semester nursing students.</p>en_GB
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectnursing studenten_GB
dc.subjectattritionen_GB
dc.subjectretentionen_GB
dc.subjectsuccessen_GB
dc.subject.meshStudents, Nursingen_US
dc.subject.meshStudent Retentionen_US
dc.titleImpact of Study Sessions for First Semester Nursing Studentsen_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen_GB
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
thesis.degree.year2015en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.author.detailsDonna L. Martin, MSN, RN-BC, CDE, Assistant Professor, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 60446, USAen
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