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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603059
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Understanding the Lived Experiece of Nursing Practice in Haiti
Other Titles:
Cultural Competency in Nursing Education [Session]
Author(s):
Emeghebo, Lorraine; James-Borga, Judith C.; James-Borga, Judith C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Kappa
Author Details:
Lorraine Emeghebo, RN, lemeghebo@gmail.com; Judith C. James-Borga, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: With 80% of its population living below the poverty line, Haiti remains one of the lowest resource countries in the Western hemisphere. Compounding the high morbidly and mortality rates is the shortage of all levels of healthcare personnel including nurses. Most of the health care in Haiti is delivered by Registered Nurses (RN), the overwhelming majority of whom are diploma educated. Research shows that better nursing consistently leads to better outcomes for patients. Increasing the number of nurses with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is central to reducing morbidity and mortality rates.  The World Health organization (WHO) and the International Council on Nursing (ICN) recommend global strengthening of nursing services by improving the educational level of nurses.  Effective January 2014, the entry level for nursing in Haiti has been upgraded to a baccalaureate level. There is a need for pathway programs that will facilitate the transition of the current diploma graduate nurses to BSN status.This researcher is partnering with the Ministry of Haiti, and the University of Haiti to provide a program of nursing education that will allow RNs educated at the diploma level to obtain a BSN. This program would address the need for high quality nursing care in Haiti and provide a smooth transition from RN to BSN. There needs to be buy-in by the nurses currently in practice in Haiti. The research questions are: what are the perceptions of diploma prepared nurses of their nursing education and how do nurses perceive the mandate to make the BSN the minumum level for entry into practice in Haiti. This research project explores the views of nurses in practice in Haiti who are currently enrolled in the RN to BSN program in Haiti
Keywords:
Haiti; Nursing; Education
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15A13
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleUnderstanding the Lived Experiece of Nursing Practice in Haitien
dc.title.alternativeCultural Competency in Nursing Education [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorEmeghebo, Lorraineen
dc.contributor.authorJames-Borga, Judith C.en
dc.contributor.authorJames-Borga, Judith C.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Kappaen
dc.author.detailsLorraine Emeghebo, RN, lemeghebo@gmail.com; Judith C. James-Borga, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603059en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: With 80% of its population living below the poverty line, Haiti remains one of the lowest resource countries in the Western hemisphere. Compounding the high morbidly and mortality rates is the shortage of all levels of healthcare personnel including nurses. Most of the health care in Haiti is delivered by Registered Nurses (RN), the overwhelming majority of whom are diploma educated. Research shows that better nursing consistently leads to better outcomes for patients. Increasing the number of nurses with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is central to reducing morbidity and mortality rates.  The World Health organization (WHO) and the International Council on Nursing (ICN) recommend global strengthening of nursing services by improving the educational level of nurses.  Effective January 2014, the entry level for nursing in Haiti has been upgraded to a baccalaureate level. There is a need for pathway programs that will facilitate the transition of the current diploma graduate nurses to BSN status.This researcher is partnering with the Ministry of Haiti, and the University of Haiti to provide a program of nursing education that will allow RNs educated at the diploma level to obtain a BSN. This program would address the need for high quality nursing care in Haiti and provide a smooth transition from RN to BSN. There needs to be buy-in by the nurses currently in practice in Haiti. The research questions are: what are the perceptions of diploma prepared nurses of their nursing education and how do nurses perceive the mandate to make the BSN the minumum level for entry into practice in Haiti. This research project explores the views of nurses in practice in Haiti who are currently enrolled in the RN to BSN program in Haitien
dc.subjectHaitien
dc.subjectNursingen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:42:26Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:42:26Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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