Self-Care Education for Nursing Students: Encouraging Healthy Coping

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603874
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Self-Care Education for Nursing Students: Encouraging Healthy Coping
Author(s):
Barbel, Paula A.; Coyle, Amanda
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Beta
Author Details:
Paula A. Barbel, RN, PNP, pneil@brockport.edu; Amanda Coyle, RN, FNP-BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Abstract  Purpose:  To evaluate the effect of the Self-Care Education for Nursing Students (SCENS) program on self-care and coping among junior nursing students. Background and Significance: Nursing is the most trusted profession in the United States (The American Nurses Association, 2015). However, the journey toward obtaining an undergraduate nursing degree can be quite challenging. Undergraduate nursing students are among some of the most driven students, but along with this drive to achieve comes a great deal of stress, anxiety and often times these students develop to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as alcohol use, disordered eating and sleep disturbances (Carvalho Bos, et. al, 2013; Barry & Piazza-Gardner, 2015; Gaultney, 2010; Hershner & Chervin, 2014; Schaumberg, Anderson, Reilly & Anderson, 2014). Nursing students often lack healthy self-care and effective coping strategies while learning to care for others. Lack of appropriate self-care practices can lead to deviations in health status which can have detrimental effects on the physical and mental well-being of nursing students as well as their academic performance (Carvalho Bos, et. al, 2013; Hershner & Chervin, 2014; National Eating Disorders Association, 2015). It is necessary to identify effective intervention programs that will improve self-care practices and coping leading to increased overall general health and well-being in this population. Despite the plethora of studies examining disordered eating, sleep disturbances and alcohol use in the college population, there is a dearth of studies that have examined these factors related to self-care and coping or effective interventions aimed at increasing self-care and coping among nursing students. Methods: Participants of the study will be the class of junior students beginning the Traditional Nursing Program at The College at Brockport in Fall 2015 (n=70).  The Self-Care Education for Nursing Students Program (SCENS) is a mandatory part of the nursing program and consists of three meetings with a graduate counseling student. These meetings are planned for the first week of classes, week eight of classes, and the last week of classes. A group format, consisting of groups of 25 nursing students, is planned for the meetings. Three separate meeting time slots will be needed to facilitate the total number of junior nursing students in the Fall 2015 semester. Student use of alcohol will be measured using the AUDIT-Enhanced, a 14-question survey, using a Likert-scale answer format, which asks about alcohol consumption. Exercise of Self-Care Agency Scale (ESCAS) will be used to measure self-care agency. The Coping Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES) will be used to measure coping self-efficacy. Disordered eating will be measured using questions 1-5 and 15 – 18 from the Eating Disorder Diagnostic Screen (EDDS). The Sleep Difficulty Index will be used to measure sleep difficulties. Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics and paired t-tests utilizing SPSS version 22.0.
Keywords:
Nursing students; Self-Care; Coping
Repository Posting Date:
29-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
29-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
NERC16PST7
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.titleSelf-Care Education for Nursing Students: Encouraging Healthy Copingen
dc.contributor.authorBarbel, Paula A.en
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Amandaen
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Betaen
dc.author.detailsPaula A. Barbel, RN, PNP, pneil@brockport.edu; Amanda Coyle, RN, FNP-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603874en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Abstract  Purpose:  To evaluate the effect of the Self-Care Education for Nursing Students (SCENS) program on self-care and coping among junior nursing students. Background and Significance: Nursing is the most trusted profession in the United States (The American Nurses Association, 2015). However, the journey toward obtaining an undergraduate nursing degree can be quite challenging. Undergraduate nursing students are among some of the most driven students, but along with this drive to achieve comes a great deal of stress, anxiety and often times these students develop to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as alcohol use, disordered eating and sleep disturbances (Carvalho Bos, et. al, 2013; Barry & Piazza-Gardner, 2015; Gaultney, 2010; Hershner & Chervin, 2014; Schaumberg, Anderson, Reilly & Anderson, 2014). Nursing students often lack healthy self-care and effective coping strategies while learning to care for others. Lack of appropriate self-care practices can lead to deviations in health status which can have detrimental effects on the physical and mental well-being of nursing students as well as their academic performance (Carvalho Bos, et. al, 2013; Hershner & Chervin, 2014; National Eating Disorders Association, 2015). It is necessary to identify effective intervention programs that will improve self-care practices and coping leading to increased overall general health and well-being in this population. Despite the plethora of studies examining disordered eating, sleep disturbances and alcohol use in the college population, there is a dearth of studies that have examined these factors related to self-care and coping or effective interventions aimed at increasing self-care and coping among nursing students. Methods: Participants of the study will be the class of junior students beginning the Traditional Nursing Program at The College at Brockport in Fall 2015 (n=70).  The Self-Care Education for Nursing Students Program (SCENS) is a mandatory part of the nursing program and consists of three meetings with a graduate counseling student. These meetings are planned for the first week of classes, week eight of classes, and the last week of classes. A group format, consisting of groups of 25 nursing students, is planned for the meetings. Three separate meeting time slots will be needed to facilitate the total number of junior nursing students in the Fall 2015 semester. Student use of alcohol will be measured using the AUDIT-Enhanced, a 14-question survey, using a Likert-scale answer format, which asks about alcohol consumption. Exercise of Self-Care Agency Scale (ESCAS) will be used to measure self-care agency. The Coping Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES) will be used to measure coping self-efficacy. Disordered eating will be measured using questions 1-5 and 15 – 18 from the Eating Disorder Diagnostic Screen (EDDS). The Sleep Difficulty Index will be used to measure sleep difficulties. Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics and paired t-tests utilizing SPSS version 22.0.en
dc.subjectNursing studentsen
dc.subjectSelf-Careen
dc.subjectCopingen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T13:11:37Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-29en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T13:11:37Zen
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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