Nurse Executives' Perceptions of the Barriers and Facilitators Associated with Reaching an 80% Baccalaureate Prepared Nursing Workforce in Rural Kansas

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601857
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Executives' Perceptions of the Barriers and Facilitators Associated with Reaching an 80% Baccalaureate Prepared Nursing Workforce in Rural Kansas
Other Titles:
Issues Within the Nursing Workforce [Session]
Author(s):
Pietrocola, Marlene R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Gamma
Author Details:
Marlene R. Pietrocola, RN, NEA-BC, pietrocola1@cox.net
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends that 80% of the Registered Nurses (RN) in the workforce be baccalaureate prepared by the year 2020.' This study explored the perceptions of nurse executives in rural Kansas about the barriers and facilitators to reaching an 80% baccalaureate prepared nursing workforce.' Current educational staff mix and the educational staff mix goal were also explored. Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was used. Eight critical access hospitals throughout Kansas were purposively sampled.' The nurse in the executive leadership position at each facility was interviewed. A questionnaire was used to obtain demographic information about the facility's current workforce and the nurse executives' goals for RN educational level. Results: Data were analyzed using a qualitative inductive thematic analysis. Five themes related to barriers to achieving a higher percentage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses emerged: 1) Limited finances; 2) Life that gets in the way; 3) Don't see the value; 4) Nurses are comfortable with where they are; and 5) Rural challenge.' Facilitators to increase percentages include: 1) Increase funding for nurses in rural communities; 2) Require mandate for BSN with time limits; 3) Educate on the value of the BSN degree; 4) Develop mentoring and role modeling programs, and 5) Offer a variety of BSN program options. Conclusion: ' It is hoped that the outcomes of this study raise awareness to healthcare employers, educators and policymakers of the need to consider the barriers in rural communities to increase the percentage of BSN nurses.' Initiatives that increase the percentage of BSN in urban areas and unintentionally creates barriers in rural communities needs to be further understood.
Keywords:
Rural; Nurse Executives; Barriers/Facilitators
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15D17
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNurse Executives' Perceptions of the Barriers and Facilitators Associated with Reaching an 80% Baccalaureate Prepared Nursing Workforce in Rural Kansasen
dc.title.alternativeIssues Within the Nursing Workforce [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorPietrocola, Marlene R.en
dc.contributor.departmentEta Gammaen
dc.author.detailsMarlene R. Pietrocola, RN, NEA-BC, pietrocola1@cox.neten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601857-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends that 80% of the Registered Nurses (RN) in the workforce be baccalaureate prepared by the year 2020.' This study explored the perceptions of nurse executives in rural Kansas about the barriers and facilitators to reaching an 80% baccalaureate prepared nursing workforce.' Current educational staff mix and the educational staff mix goal were also explored. Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was used. Eight critical access hospitals throughout Kansas were purposively sampled.' The nurse in the executive leadership position at each facility was interviewed. A questionnaire was used to obtain demographic information about the facility's current workforce and the nurse executives' goals for RN educational level. Results: Data were analyzed using a qualitative inductive thematic analysis. Five themes related to barriers to achieving a higher percentage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses emerged: 1) Limited finances; 2) Life that gets in the way; 3) Don't see the value; 4) Nurses are comfortable with where they are; and 5) Rural challenge.' Facilitators to increase percentages include: 1) Increase funding for nurses in rural communities; 2) Require mandate for BSN with time limits; 3) Educate on the value of the BSN degree; 4) Develop mentoring and role modeling programs, and 5) Offer a variety of BSN program options. Conclusion: ' It is hoped that the outcomes of this study raise awareness to healthcare employers, educators and policymakers of the need to consider the barriers in rural communities to increase the percentage of BSN nurses.' Initiatives that increase the percentage of BSN in urban areas and unintentionally creates barriers in rural communities needs to be further understood.en
dc.subjectRuralen
dc.subjectNurse Executivesen
dc.subjectBarriers/Facilitatorsen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:57:23Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:57:23Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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