The Creation and Implementation of a Military Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pathway

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621850
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
The Creation and Implementation of a Military Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pathway
Author(s):
Hurlbut, Jene' M.; Revuelto, Imelda R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Sigma
Author Details:
Jene' M. Hurlbut, PhD, RN, CNE, Professional Experience: I have been a nurse and nurse educator for over 25 years. This has included interacting and providing care for various vulnerable populations. For the last ten years I have worked directly with homeless populations located in the southwest portion of the United States in order to improve their health care outcomes. Currently I am employed as a Professor of Nursing and serve as the Veteran to BSN Director and Principal Investigator. Major responsibilities have included teaching in the following content and clinical areas: mental health nursing, nursing theory, nursing research, leadership, and community health. This program is an eighteen month accelerated BSN program that features the use of a block curriculum. Additional experience includes teaching on-line for the accelerated on-line component of the program. Author Summary: Dr. Jené Hurlbut has been a nurse and nurse educator for over 25 years and has interacted and provided care for various vulnerable populations during this time. This includes working with various homeless populations in order to improve their health care outcomes. She has published research findings related to the care of homeless women and this includes the impact of spirituality on the health of this marginalized population.
Abstract:

Purpose:

The presentation will explain the procedures involved in creating an innovative admission pathway that facilitates veteran’s abilities to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing. In the summer of 2015, the nursing department at a University in the United States was awarded a three-year $1 million HRSA grant that allowed the development and implementation of a Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pathway (VBSN).

Methods:

The VBSN pathway targets barriers that prevent veterans from transitioning into the nursing profession and accessing education. It has been estimated that over the next five years, approximately 1.5 million service members will separate from the military and will be returning to college and looking for employment (Snyder, Wick, Skillman, & Frogner, 2016). Moreover, it has been suggested that one of the top degrees sought out by veterans is a nursing degree. This is due to interest in the healthcare field and the overall demand for nurses within the job market (http://www.bestcollegesonline.org/top-degrees-for-veterans/). After notification of award, the necessary approvals needed to be obtained as well as the complete development of the VBSN infrastructure that included: the admission process, the awarding of credits, curriculum to support the VBSN pathway, and the development of collaborations and partnerships with internal and external constituents.

Results:

The VBSN pathway developed processes that allows qualified veterans the opportunity to test out of designated courses based on demonstration of course competencies. The curriculum at this University is unique in that a block system of curricula delivery, a summative assessment paradigm, and offers veterans academic credit for experience gained during military service. An additional component of this grant was to provide faculty in-services that addressed the physical, emotional, and environmental issues affecting veterans in order to minimize barriers to their transition into the nursing profession. These in-services facilitated the development of a culture of respect for veterans returning to the University setting.

Conclusion:

Given the number of veterans retuning to Universities and seeking nursing degrees, it becomes imperative to share the lessons learned in creating a supportive environment for these service members.

Keywords:
Education; Students; Veterans
Repository Posting Date:
14-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
14-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST609
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.titleThe Creation and Implementation of a Military Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pathwayen_US
dc.contributor.authorHurlbut, Jene' M.en
dc.contributor.authorRevuelto, Imelda R.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Sigmaen
dc.author.detailsJene' M. Hurlbut, PhD, RN, CNE, Professional Experience: I have been a nurse and nurse educator for over 25 years. This has included interacting and providing care for various vulnerable populations. For the last ten years I have worked directly with homeless populations located in the southwest portion of the United States in order to improve their health care outcomes. Currently I am employed as a Professor of Nursing and serve as the Veteran to BSN Director and Principal Investigator. Major responsibilities have included teaching in the following content and clinical areas: mental health nursing, nursing theory, nursing research, leadership, and community health. This program is an eighteen month accelerated BSN program that features the use of a block curriculum. Additional experience includes teaching on-line for the accelerated on-line component of the program. Author Summary: Dr. Jené Hurlbut has been a nurse and nurse educator for over 25 years and has interacted and provided care for various vulnerable populations during this time. This includes working with various homeless populations in order to improve their health care outcomes. She has published research findings related to the care of homeless women and this includes the impact of spirituality on the health of this marginalized population.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621850-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>The presentation will explain the procedures involved in creating an innovative admission pathway that facilitates veteran’s abilities to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing. In the summer of 2015, the nursing department at a University in the United States was awarded a three-year $1 million HRSA grant that allowed the development and implementation of a Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pathway (VBSN).</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>The VBSN pathway targets barriers that prevent veterans from transitioning into the nursing profession and accessing education. It has been estimated that over the next five years, approximately 1.5 million service members will separate from the military and will be returning to college and looking for employment (Snyder, Wick, Skillman, & Frogner, 2016). Moreover, it has been suggested that one of the top degrees sought out by veterans is a nursing degree. This is due to interest in the healthcare field and the overall demand for nurses within the job market (http://www.bestcollegesonline.org/top-degrees-for-veterans/). After notification of award, the necessary approvals needed to be obtained as well as the complete development of the VBSN infrastructure that included: the admission process, the awarding of credits, curriculum to support the VBSN pathway, and the development of collaborations and partnerships with internal and external constituents.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>The VBSN pathway developed processes that allows qualified veterans the opportunity to test out of designated courses based on demonstration of course competencies. The curriculum at this University is unique in that a block system of curricula delivery, a summative assessment paradigm, and offers veterans academic credit for experience gained during military service. An additional component of this grant was to provide faculty in-services that addressed the physical, emotional, and environmental issues affecting veterans in order to minimize barriers to their transition into the nursing profession. These in-services facilitated the development of a culture of respect for veterans returning to the University setting.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>Given the number of veterans retuning to Universities and seeking nursing degrees, it becomes imperative to share the lessons learned in creating a supportive environment for these service members.</p>en
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectStudentsen
dc.subjectVeteransen
dc.date.available2017-07-14T20:03:58Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-14-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-14T20:03:58Z-
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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