Correlates of Student Challenges in Achieving Successful Outcomes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603801
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Correlates of Student Challenges in Achieving Successful Outcomes
Author(s):
Ho-Shing, Donna
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Nu
Author Details:
Donna Ho-Shing, RN, CNOR, CNL, dhoshing@verizon.net
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Background/Purpose: Studies have identified factors related to success in nursing licensure examinations for senior Nursing students.  However, none of these studies have identified correlates of academic and nonacademic challenges to students’ successful outcomes in Undergraduate Nursing programs. This study is significant because identification of correlates of barriers to academic success could lead to implementing specific strategies to improve academic and licensure success of students in the Undergraduate Nursing program. The purpose of this study is to identify factors related to achieving academic success in order to implement specific strategies to improve student outcomes. Method: A descriptive correlational design was used. The sample included 103 nursing students enrolled in their first clinical course in a traditional Bachelor of Science program, who were able to read and understand English. Participants completed the Demographic questionnaire, the Internal Blocks Scale, the External Blocks Scale, and the College Academic Self-Efficacy Scale. Data were subjected to descriptive, correlation, and regression analyses. Results: Students identified 14 challenges related to self-efficacy, 6 challenges related to internal blocks 3 challenges related to external blocks. External blocks was significantly related to Internal blocks, r = .495, p < .001. External blocks was significantly related to self-efficacy, r = -.218, p < .05. Internal blocks was significantly related to self-efficacy, r = -.324, p < .01. External blocks was significantly related to age, r = .246, p < .05. Complex relationships exist between Internal blocks and External blocks and Self-efficacy. Nursing Implications: Minimize challenges that impede academic success by implementing student-focused strategies. Require students identified as having academic challenges (failing exams, receiving grades of C+ and below in assignments) to attend at least 1 hour in Math and Writing remediation. Implement a multidisciplinary success program before students begin clinical courses, including assessment evaluations, success coaching, and focusing on critical thinking skills.
Keywords:
Academic challenges; Academic success; Self-efficacy
Repository Posting Date:
29-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
29-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
NERC16PST36
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursing
Conference Location:
Washington, DC
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleCorrelates of Student Challenges in Achieving Successful Outcomesen
dc.contributor.authorHo-Shing, Donnaen
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Nuen
dc.author.detailsDonna Ho-Shing, RN, CNOR, CNL, dhoshing@verizon.neten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603801en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Background/Purpose: Studies have identified factors related to success in nursing licensure examinations for senior Nursing students.  However, none of these studies have identified correlates of academic and nonacademic challenges to students’ successful outcomes in Undergraduate Nursing programs. This study is significant because identification of correlates of barriers to academic success could lead to implementing specific strategies to improve academic and licensure success of students in the Undergraduate Nursing program. The purpose of this study is to identify factors related to achieving academic success in order to implement specific strategies to improve student outcomes. Method: A descriptive correlational design was used. The sample included 103 nursing students enrolled in their first clinical course in a traditional Bachelor of Science program, who were able to read and understand English. Participants completed the Demographic questionnaire, the Internal Blocks Scale, the External Blocks Scale, and the College Academic Self-Efficacy Scale. Data were subjected to descriptive, correlation, and regression analyses. Results: Students identified 14 challenges related to self-efficacy, 6 challenges related to internal blocks 3 challenges related to external blocks. External blocks was significantly related to Internal blocks, r = .495, p < .001. External blocks was significantly related to self-efficacy, r = -.218, p < .05. Internal blocks was significantly related to self-efficacy, r = -.324, p < .01. External blocks was significantly related to age, r = .246, p < .05. Complex relationships exist between Internal blocks and External blocks and Self-efficacy. Nursing Implications: Minimize challenges that impede academic success by implementing student-focused strategies. Require students identified as having academic challenges (failing exams, receiving grades of C+ and below in assignments) to attend at least 1 hour in Math and Writing remediation. Implement a multidisciplinary success program before students begin clinical courses, including assessment evaluations, success coaching, and focusing on critical thinking skills.en
dc.subjectAcademic challengesen
dc.subjectAcademic successen
dc.subjectSelf-efficacyen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T13:10:09Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-29en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T13:10:09Zen
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursingen
dc.conference.locationWashington, DCen
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practiceen
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