Perceptions of Baccalaureate Nursing Students Before and After Placement on a Behavioral Health Unit

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Title:
Perceptions of Baccalaureate Nursing Students Before and After Placement on a Behavioral Health Unit
Author(s):
Jackson, Susan Reimann; Touw, Margaret M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Alpha
Author Details:
Susan Reimann Jackson, EdD, RN, Professional Experience: Extensive experience in areas of emergency medicine, medical surgical, and behavioral health. Has worked with home populations in diverse communities with empathy, professionalism and objectivity. Author Summary: Extensive clinical and academic experience in areas of emergency medicine, medical surgical, and behavioral health. Works well with diverse populations with empathy, professionalism and objectivity.
Abstract:

The focus of this paper is to determine if the Baccalaureate nursing student has changed their preconceived perceptions of their training in nursing education as well as fears or anxieties for being on a Behavioral Health unit both prior to and after placement. Both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health units provide clinical interventions for mental health or substance use diagnosis in medically staffed psychiatric supervised treatment environments. Information from this research will enhance the future education of the undergraduate in the behavioral health specialty area. The clinical rotation on an acute unit for nursing students may be challenging as well as anxiety provoking. As faculty, the intent is to provide the best clinical experience that is constructive to learning, to reduce negative attitudes or misperceptions that the students may have regarding clients with a mental illness.

The question is how to best efficaciously generate knowledge acquisition of mental and emotional disorders and promote therapeutic communication within the context of a clinical placement for students in a baccalaureate nursing program?

This research study may not specifically be a measurement tool to identify specific teaching strategies but rather lead the pathway towards the enhancing of the clinical education of bachelor degree undergraduate nursing students in behavioral health nursing. The intent is to provide a glimpse of different areas or gaps in student knowledge, as well as changes in perceptions, that once identified, might indicate a necessity to investigate methodologies available for faculty to provide the best teaching practices for active learning.

Purpose:

The main focus as a professor of nursing is to prepare the student nurses for practice in an environment that they might encounter when they enter the profession. The utilization of a framework to organize the development of the program in designing courses and clinical practicum experience becomes paramount in this changing environment of mental health. The concerns of today also may be related to the consequences of insurance changes within the psychiatric illness continuum of care that is provided for patients today. Recent changes within the acute setting require that more patients are discharged to outside services and clinics. The student must be competent not only in the content that is required on the licensing examination but provided the foundation in meeting the quality care outcomes for this mental health population of patients. The reduction of anxiety and stress by implementation of support services, and better communication between faculty and students may increase positive influences of well-being for the baccalaureate nursing students. The focus upon research to provide the best possible evidenced based practice in nursing education for future behavioral health clients is imperative to generate a future of well-prepared professional nurses.

Methods:

A descriptive, non-experimental study design was used to explore whether and in what ways that psychiatric nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program have been influenced pre and post rotation in an acute behavioral health unit as well as in outpatient service settings. A comparative survey was designed to explore whether the perceptions of the students had been altered by the immersion within this educational experience

 Results:

Pending

 Conclusion:

Pending

Keywords:
Perceptions; Behavioral Health; Nursing Students
Repository Posting Date:
8-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
8-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST657
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titlePerceptions of Baccalaureate Nursing Students Before and After Placement on a Behavioral Health Uniten_US
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Susan Reimannen
dc.contributor.authorTouw, Margaret M.en
dc.contributor.departmentIota Alphaen
dc.author.detailsSusan Reimann Jackson, EdD, RN, Professional Experience: Extensive experience in areas of emergency medicine, medical surgical, and behavioral health. Has worked with home populations in diverse communities with empathy, professionalism and objectivity. Author Summary: Extensive clinical and academic experience in areas of emergency medicine, medical surgical, and behavioral health. Works well with diverse populations with empathy, professionalism and objectivity.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621463-
dc.description.abstract<p>The focus of this paper is to determine if the Baccalaureate nursing student has changed their preconceived perceptions of their training in nursing education as well as fears or anxieties for being on a Behavioral Health unit both prior to and after placement. Both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health units provide clinical interventions for mental health or substance use diagnosis in medically staffed psychiatric supervised treatment environments. Information from this research will enhance the future education of the undergraduate in the behavioral health specialty area. The clinical rotation on an acute unit for nursing students may be challenging as well as anxiety provoking. As faculty, the intent is to provide the best clinical experience that is constructive to learning, to reduce negative attitudes or misperceptions that the students may have regarding clients with a mental illness.</p> <p>The question is how to best efficaciously generate knowledge acquisition of mental and emotional disorders and promote therapeutic communication within the context of a clinical placement for students in a baccalaureate nursing program?</p> <p>This research study may not specifically be a measurement tool to identify specific teaching strategies but rather lead the pathway towards the enhancing of the clinical education of bachelor degree undergraduate nursing students in behavioral health nursing. The intent is to provide a glimpse of different areas or gaps in student knowledge, as well as changes in perceptions, that once identified, might indicate a necessity to investigate methodologies available for faculty to provide the best teaching practices for active learning.</p> <p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>The main focus as a professor of nursing is to prepare the student nurses for practice in an environment that they might encounter when they enter the profession. The utilization of a framework to organize the development of the program in designing courses and clinical practicum experience becomes paramount in this changing environment of mental health. The concerns of today also may be related to the consequences of insurance changes within the psychiatric illness continuum of care that is provided for patients today. Recent changes within the acute setting require that more patients are discharged to outside services and clinics. The student must be competent not only in the content that is required on the licensing examination but provided the foundation in meeting the quality care outcomes for this mental health population of patients. The reduction of anxiety and stress by implementation of support services, and better communication between faculty and students may increase positive influences of well-being for the baccalaureate nursing students. The focus upon research to provide the best possible evidenced based practice in nursing education for future behavioral health clients is imperative to generate a future of well-prepared professional nurses.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>A descriptive, non-experimental study design was used to explore whether and in what ways that psychiatric nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program have been influenced pre and post rotation in an acute behavioral health unit as well as in outpatient service settings. A comparative survey was designed to explore whether the perceptions of the students had been altered by the immersion within this educational experience</p> <p> <strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>Pending</p> <p> <strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>Pending</p>en
dc.subjectPerceptionsen
dc.subjectBehavioral Healthen
dc.subjectNursing Studentsen
dc.date.available2017-06-08T13:40:37Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-08-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-08T13:40:37Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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