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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621527
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance in Nursing
Author(s):
Hershorin, Indra
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Chi
Author Details:
Indra Hershorin, PhD, RN, CNE, Professional Experience: Dr. Indra Hershorin is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University. She teaches both Obstetric and Pediatrics. Dr. Hershorin obtained her Diploma in Nursing and a Midwife Certificate from Trinidad. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), Masters of Science Degree in Nursing Education (MSN), and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) from Barry University. She is the recipient of an Honorary Lifetime Membership Award from the Florida Nursing Students Association (FNSA). Dr. Hershorin received her Certification as a Nurse Educator (CNE) from the National League of Nursing in 2011. Dr. Hershorin is an active member of the Lambda Chi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). She served as president of the Lambda Chi Chapter for 2013-2015. Dr. Hershorin areas of research interest include Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in Children and Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education. Author Summary: Dr. Indra Hershorin is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University. She teaches both Obstetric and Pediatrics. Dr. Hershorin areas of research interest include Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in Children and Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education. Her interest in teaching strategies has led to the development of Active Learning Exercises (ALEs) for the Pediatric Course she teaches.
Abstract:

Attrition of nursing students has been described as the “Achilles heel of the nursing world” (Buchan, 2016). The Affordable Care Act and as the increasing number of aging and diverse individuals in society increases, access to the health care will expand and the need for more competent and diverse nurse graduates will increase. An adequate number of nursing graduates will be imperative to meet societal demands, however this is complicated by high nursing student attrition rates (Harris, Rosenberg, & O’Rourke, 2014). Newton and More (2009) reported attrition rates of 50% for students enrolled in baccalaureate nursing programs and 47% for students enrolled in associate degree nursing programs. High attrition rates not only have negative impacts on students and nursing programs but are also a potential loss to the nursing workforce and community.

A literature review was conducted to determine extant information related to attrition rates, retention and strategies to increase student success. The review of the literature found that measurement and analysis of progression and graduation rates to be a well-established activity in nursing programs. Horkey (2015) reported that there was a lack of consistency in admission requirements between institutions. Most nursing schools used a combination of quantitative academic factors such as grade point averages (GPA), pre-requisite course grades, and standardized admission examination scores. Limited inclusion and evaluation of qualitative factors for admission into nursing schools has been conducted. Qualitative factors included the use of admission essays, admission interviews, academic self-confidence, and personality indicators rates. The literature review indicates that in a culture of standardized testing with an exclusive focus on ability and potential nursing educators can easily become distracted from the importance of other variables that contributes to success. One such variable is grit.

Duckworth (2016) describes grit as a combination of passion and perseverance. Grit entails working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus in progress. The gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina. Whereas disappointment or boredom signals to others that it is time to change trajectory and cut losses, the gritty individual stays the course. The importance of intellectual talent to achievement in all professional domains is well established, but less is known about other individual differences that predict success (Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, and Kelley, 2007).

Horkey (2015) suggested that if nursing programs admit students that embrace, embody, and live the art of nursing, attrition may decrease benefiting the profession of nursing and the patients’ nurses serve. One potential solution is to identify and address factors that impact student success. Nursing programs should determine if students have what it takes to succeed in nursing. Do nursing students have grit and is grit a predictor of success in nursing? To answer these questions a descriptive, cross-sectional, study will be conducted with undergraduate nursing students from one university in South Florida. The 8-item grit scale developed by Duckworth (2016) will be used to measure the concept of grit. The grit scale measures trait-level perseverance and passion for long-term goal.

Keywords:
Attrition; Grit; Nursing Students
Repository Posting Date:
19-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
19-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST517
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.author.detailsIndra Hershorin, PhD, RN, CNE, Professional Experience: Dr. Indra Hershorin is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University. She teaches both Obstetric and Pediatrics. Dr. Hershorin obtained her Diploma in Nursing and a Midwife Certificate from Trinidad. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), Masters of Science Degree in Nursing Education (MSN), and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) from Barry University. She is the recipient of an Honorary Lifetime Membership Award from the Florida Nursing Students Association (FNSA). Dr. Hershorin received her Certification as a Nurse Educator (CNE) from the National League of Nursing in 2011. Dr. Hershorin is an active member of the Lambda Chi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). She served as president of the Lambda Chi Chapter for 2013-2015. Dr. Hershorin areas of research interest include Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in Children and Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education. Author Summary: Dr. Indra Hershorin is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University. She teaches both Obstetric and Pediatrics. Dr. Hershorin areas of research interest include Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in Children and Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education. Her interest in teaching strategies has led to the development of Active Learning Exercises (ALEs) for the Pediatric Course she teaches.en
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dc.description.abstract<p><span>Attrition of nursing students has been described as the “Achilles heel of the nursing world” (Buchan, 2016). The Affordable Care Act and as the increasing number of aging and diverse individuals in society increases, access to the health care will expand and the need for more competent and diverse nurse graduates will increase. An adequate number of nursing graduates will be imperative to meet societal demands, however this is complicated by high nursing student attrition rates (Harris, Rosenberg, & O’Rourke, 2014). Newton and More (2009) reported attrition rates of 50% for students enrolled in baccalaureate nursing programs and 47% for students enrolled in associate degree nursing programs. High attrition rates not only have negative impacts on students and nursing programs but are also a potential loss to the nursing workforce and community.</span></p> <p>A literature review was conducted to determine extant information related to attrition rates, retention and strategies to increase student success. The review of the literature found that measurement and analysis of progression and graduation rates to be a well-established activity in nursing programs. Horkey (2015) reported that there was a lack of consistency in admission requirements between institutions. Most nursing schools used a combination of quantitative academic factors such as grade point averages (GPA), pre-requisite course grades, and standardized admission examination scores. Limited inclusion and evaluation of qualitative factors for admission into nursing schools has been conducted. Qualitative factors included the use of admission essays, admission interviews, academic self-confidence, and personality indicators rates. The literature review indicates that in a culture of standardized testing with an exclusive focus on ability and potential nursing educators can easily become distracted from the importance of other variables that contributes to success. One such variable is grit.</p> <p>Duckworth (2016) describes grit as a combination of passion and perseverance. Grit entails working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus in progress. The gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina. Whereas disappointment or boredom signals to others that it is time to change trajectory and cut losses, the gritty individual stays the course. The importance of intellectual talent to achievement in all professional domains is well established, but less is known about other individual differences that predict success (Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, and Kelley, 2007).</p> <p>Horkey (2015) suggested that if nursing programs admit students that embrace, embody, and live the art of nursing, attrition may decrease benefiting the profession of nursing and the patients’ nurses serve. One potential solution is to identify and address factors that impact student success. Nursing programs should determine if students have what it takes to succeed in nursing. Do nursing students have grit and is grit a predictor of success in nursing? To answer these questions a descriptive, cross-sectional, study will be conducted with undergraduate nursing students from one university in South Florida. The 8-item grit scale developed by Duckworth (2016) will be used to measure the concept of grit. The grit scale measures trait-level perseverance and passion for long-term goal.</p>en
dc.subjectAttritionen
dc.subjectGriten
dc.subjectNursing Studentsen
dc.date.available2017-06-19T18:14:16Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-19-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-19T18:14:16Z-
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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