Today's Nursing Student as Tomorrow's Nurse: The Role of Academia in Shaping Healthy Work Environments

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621330
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Today's Nursing Student as Tomorrow's Nurse: The Role of Academia in Shaping Healthy Work Environments
Other Titles:
Academia's Role in Creating Healthy Work Environments
Author(s):
Frisbee, Kristi L.; Luparell, Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Upsilon-at-Large
Author Details:
Kristi L. Frisbee, RN; Susan Luparell, RN, CNE, ANEF
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, March 17, 2017: In a seminal study of nursing faculty nationwide, Lashley and deMeneses (2001) identified that uncivil behavior by nursing students was an unfortunately common occurrence, with almost all faculty respondents reporting students who were inattentive, unprepared, late, or inappropriately talkative in class. Of concern was the large percentage of respondents who reported experience with students who yelled or verbally abused peers in the classroom (65.8%) or clinical setting (46.3%), as well as the nearly one in four who reported uninvited, objectionable physical contact by a student. Subsequent research ensued and further demonstrated the prevalence of student incivility 1 and its impact 2,3. As discussions on the topic continue to become more widespread, a common concern voiced by nursing faculty is that poorly behaving students may go on to be poorly behaving licensed nurses. Although the medical profession has established a link between post-licensure disciplinary action and unprofessional behavior during medical school, internship, or residency 4-6, no empirical nursing literature could be identified that addressed this potential link. In an effort to fill this gap, we conducted a cross-sectional, descriptive study of a national sample of nurse faculty (n = 1869) to explore their attitudes and beliefs about student incivility in nursing programs, including how it should be managed and the major challenges faced when attempting managing it. Additionally, we explored educators' personal knowledge regarding poorly behaving students and subsequent behavior as licensed nurses. Data have been compiled and results will reported. Over one in three (37%) faculty reported personal knowledge of a former poorly behaving student who subsequently went on to demonstrate poor behavior in the workplace. Additionally, 55% reported that at least two students graduated from their nursing program in the previous academic year whom they thought should not have graduated based on unprofessional or uncivil behavior. Lastly, faculty reported multiple challenges to effectively addressing poor behavior in students. The findings from this study, which will be presented in more detail, are both alarming and highly relevant to the health care environment, as they suggest a possible link between pre- and post-licensure behavior in nursing. Suggestions for ongoing conversation and additional research will be provided. Learning Objectives: Describe results from national study of faculty attitudes and beliefs regarding poorly behaving nursing students. List at least two (2) recommendations for ongoing discussion and research regarding the management of poorly behaving nursing students.
Keywords:
Student behavior; Student incivility; Unprofessional behavior
Repository Posting Date:
3-Mar-2017
Date of Publication:
3-Mar-2017
Other Identifiers:
CHWE17A01
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleToday's Nursing Student as Tomorrow's Nurse: The Role of Academia in Shaping Healthy Work Environmentsen
dc.title.alternativeAcademia's Role in Creating Healthy Work Environmentsen
dc.contributor.authorFrisbee, Kristi L.en
dc.contributor.authorLuparell, Susanen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Upsilon-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsKristi L. Frisbee, RN; Susan Luparell, RN, CNE, ANEFen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621330-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, March 17, 2017: In a seminal study of nursing faculty nationwide, Lashley and deMeneses (2001) identified that uncivil behavior by nursing students was an unfortunately common occurrence, with almost all faculty respondents reporting students who were inattentive, unprepared, late, or inappropriately talkative in class. Of concern was the large percentage of respondents who reported experience with students who yelled or verbally abused peers in the classroom (65.8%) or clinical setting (46.3%), as well as the nearly one in four who reported uninvited, objectionable physical contact by a student. Subsequent research ensued and further demonstrated the prevalence of student incivility 1 and its impact 2,3. As discussions on the topic continue to become more widespread, a common concern voiced by nursing faculty is that poorly behaving students may go on to be poorly behaving licensed nurses. Although the medical profession has established a link between post-licensure disciplinary action and unprofessional behavior during medical school, internship, or residency 4-6, no empirical nursing literature could be identified that addressed this potential link. In an effort to fill this gap, we conducted a cross-sectional, descriptive study of a national sample of nurse faculty (n = 1869) to explore their attitudes and beliefs about student incivility in nursing programs, including how it should be managed and the major challenges faced when attempting managing it. Additionally, we explored educators' personal knowledge regarding poorly behaving students and subsequent behavior as licensed nurses. Data have been compiled and results will reported. Over one in three (37%) faculty reported personal knowledge of a former poorly behaving student who subsequently went on to demonstrate poor behavior in the workplace. Additionally, 55% reported that at least two students graduated from their nursing program in the previous academic year whom they thought should not have graduated based on unprofessional or uncivil behavior. Lastly, faculty reported multiple challenges to effectively addressing poor behavior in students. The findings from this study, which will be presented in more detail, are both alarming and highly relevant to the health care environment, as they suggest a possible link between pre- and post-licensure behavior in nursing. Suggestions for ongoing conversation and additional research will be provided. Learning Objectives: Describe results from national study of faculty attitudes and beliefs regarding poorly behaving nursing students. List at least two (2) recommendations for ongoing discussion and research regarding the management of poorly behaving nursing students.en
dc.subjectStudent behavioren
dc.subjectStudent incivilityen
dc.subjectUnprofessional behavioren
dc.date.available2017-03-03T14:34:57Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T14:34:57Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAen
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