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Accelerated nursing students and theater students: creating a safe environment by acting the part.  

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Traditional approaches to teaching basic nursing skills are being questioned for accelerated, or second-degree, nursing students. Since accelerated nursing students have demonstrated the ability to quickly assimilate new information and to transfer skills from a previous career into a new field, it is thought that they may benefit from teaching strategies that promote experiential learning. Through a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, this study inquired into the experiences of 22 accelerated baccalaureate nursing students to determine if narrative learning in a campus laboratory setting helped them integrate content from classroom and clinical practica and move quickly along the pathway to the competencies that are needed for safe nursing practice. Data analysis revealed the teaching/learning significance of narratives for these students and is identified in the theme, "Creating a Safe Environment". PMID:19244799

Cangelosi, Pamela R

2008-01-01

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An Examination of Accelerated and Basic Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Perceptions of Clinical Decision Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing decision-making skills is essential in education in order to be a competent nurse. The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the perceptions of clinical decision-making skills of students enrolled in accelerated and basic baccalaureate nursing programs. A comparative descriptive research design was used for this study.…

Krumwiede, Kelly A.

2010-01-01

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Academic and clinical immersion in an accelerated nursing program to foster learning in the adult student.  

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Second-degree accelerated nursing programs provide an expedited pathway to enter the nursing profession. Most students in such programs are adult learners with high expectations for their own performance and equally high expectations for the curriculum of the chosen program. Clinical and academic immersions are curriculum strategies that are particularly suited to the adult learner in a second-degree accelerated program. This article discusses the development of an accelerated program, with a focus on the intended and unexpected challenges and outcomes associated with planning and implementing immersion learning for academic and clinical experiences. Content linkage as a teaching strategy is also described. The immersion year enhances collaboration and socialization among students, faculty, and staff nurses. PMID:21086867

Caldwell, Linda M; Tenofsky, Linda M; Nugent, Elinor

2010-01-01

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Accelerated baccalaureate nursing students use of emotional intelligence in nursing as "caring for a human being": a mixed methods grounded theory study.  

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Accelerated nursing students are ideal informants regarding abstract nursing concepts. How emotional intelligence (EI) is used in nursing remains a relatively elusive process that has yet to be empirically modeled. The purpose of this study was to generate a theoretical model that explains how EI is used in nursing by accelerated baccalaureate nursing students. Using a mixed methods grounded theory study design, theoretical sampling of EI scores directed sampling for individual interviews and focus groups. Caring for a human being emerged as the basic social process at the heart of which all other processes--Getting it; Being caring; The essence of professional nurse caring; Doing something to make someone feel better; and Dealing with difficulty--are interconnected. In addition to a theoretical explanation of the use of EI in nursing, this study corroborates findings from other qualitative studies in nursing and contributes a rich description of accelerated baccalaureate nursing students and an example of a mixed methods study design to the small but growing literature in these areas. PMID:24317790

Ball, Lisa Sherry

2013-01-01

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Using a dedicated education unit clinical education model with second-degree accelerated nursing program students.  

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Rising health care costs have underscored the need for new graduates to effectively transition to professional practice. Effective academic-practice partnerships, such as dedicated education units (DEUs), can be useful in facilitating the transfer of knowledge from the classroom to the clinical setting. This randomized experimental study found the DEU clinical model to be valuable in facilitating the transfer of knowledge in second-degree accelerated program students as evaluated by course, simulation, and standardized assessment scores and self-evaluations. Successful transition to clinical practice is reported by practice partners; time allotted for orientation program requirements was reduced and retention on the unit of hire was improved. Additional research is needed to understand the effectiveness of second-degree accelerated nursing programs and how to revise the clinical education element of the program to meet the unique needs of these students. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(12):685-691.]. PMID:25406842

Sharpnack, Patricia A; Koppelman, Catherine; Fellows, Bonnie

2014-12-01

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Camp Nursing: Student Internships.  

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Camps can meet or supplement their health care delivery needs by using student nurses. Three models for student nurse internships, basic information about nursing education, and tips for negotiating student nurse internships are described. Sidebars present resources for camp health centers, nursing student competence characteristics, types of…

Harwood, Catherine Hoe; Van Hofwegen, Lynn

2002-01-01

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Baccalaureate Nursing Student Handbook Department of Nursing  

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Baccalaureate Nursing Student Handbook Department of Nursing School of Health and Environment Fall of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program.................... 3 General Statement Regarding Student Responsibilities. Blood Borne Pathogen Policy................................................... 6 Department of Nursing

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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Baccalaureate Nursing Student Handbook Department of Nursing  

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Baccalaureate Nursing Student Handbook Department of Nursing School of Health and Environment Fall of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program............................. 3 General Statement Regarding Student..................................................................... 6 6 6 6 Department of Nursing Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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Predictors of success for Saudi Arabian students enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate degree program in nursing in the United States.  

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In the mid 1980s, a professional nursing education program was initiated between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States. Based on a perceived and documented need, a collaborative education and research program was established with George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, to begin building a community of new scholars to assist in the advancement of professional nursing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Four cohorts of Saudi citizens from three institutions (King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia National Guard Hospital, and Ministry of Aviation and Defense Hospital), who held a degree in science or a related field, were enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate program leading to a bachelor of science in nursing degree. This project was funded by Saudi Arabian sources. A descriptive research study was conducted to identify predictors of success in the program. Results indicated a rate of program completion that was higher than expected. Some of the first graduates went on for a doctor of philosophy degree, but not all enrolled completed the program. Many countries around the world are seeking ways to upgrade and increase the supply of qualified nurses within their own borders. This study identified those factors that were predictors of success for Saudi Arabian students who completed a baccalaureate degree in nursing program in the United States. PMID:17903789

Carty, Rita M; Moss, Margaret M; Al-Zayyer, Wael; Kowitlawakul, Yanika; Arietti, Lesley

2007-01-01

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Baccalaureate Nursing Student Handbook School of Nursing  

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Baccalaureate Nursing Student Handbook School of Nursing College of Health Sciences Fall 2012 the Faculty of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program.............................. 3 General Statement Regarding....................................................................... 6 6 6 6 School of Nursing Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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Competence of accelerated second degree students after studying in a collaborative model of nursing practice education.  

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The article, "CAN-Care: An Innovative Model of Practice-Based Learning" was published in the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship in 2006 (Article 20). Reported in this paper are the findings of a program evaluation study with 58 participants who completed a survey questionnaire at the end of the program of study and six-months post graduation. The data reveal that the model resulted in graduates who perceived themselves to be competent and effectively prepared for real-world nursing practice. This is contrary to the existing literature which reports graduates' perceived lack of readiness for RN practice. The participants in this study also identified the opportunity to work with a consistent unit-based nurse and having the nursing practice course experiences on consecutive days and for the entire 12-hour shift as significant factors in the effectiveness of their learning experience. PMID:19725804

Raines, Deborah A

2009-01-01

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Iranian nursing students' experiences of nursing  

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Background: The negative attitudes and behaviors of Iranian nursing students impede learning and threaten their progression and retention in nursing programs. The need to understand students’ perception and experiences of nursing provide knowledge about effectiveness of nursing education program as well as their professional identity. The purpose of this study was to discover experiences of nursing students. Materials and Methods: In a descriptive, exploratory and qualitative study, twelve senior nursing students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (School of Nursing and Midwifery) were participated. Data was collected via unstructured in-depth interview, and thematic analysis method was used for analyzing the data. Findings: The findings from this study revealed that the nursing students in Iran experienced altered experiences during their education program as positive and negative. Two major themes were constructed from the thematic analysis of the transcripts: professional dimensions and professional conflicts. Conclusions: Regarding the findings, positive experiences of students have leaded them to acceptance and satisfaction of nursing and negative experiences to rejection and hating of nursing and lack of adaptation with their professional roles. Therefore, it is recommended that revision and improvement in nursing education program is essential to facilitate positive experiences and remove negative experiences of nursing student’s educational environment. PMID:23833591

Motlagh, Farzaneh Gholami; Karimi, Mahboubeh; Hasanpour, Marzieh

2012-01-01

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The Bobcat Nurse Student Nurses in Honduras  

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two such scholars. Our students continued to make us proud. A junior student from our Great Falls to basics...the focus was on prevention." Student Nurses in Honduras #12;5The Bobcat Nurse Montana State of a recent MSU- sponsored trip to Honduras involved simply helping an elderly woman manage pain. Trembath

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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Student impressions of clinical nursing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Informal verbal reports of attitudes of nursing degree students over two years suggested a growing trend of lack of motivation in pursuing a career in nursing upon qualification. In an attempt to discover the reasons for this a small qualitative study was undertaken. Fourteen undergraduate nursing students from years 3 and 4 from a BSc Nursing Sciences (Hons) program were

Patricia A Pearcey; Barbara E Elliott

2004-01-01

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Nursing Students with Learning Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the following topics: identification and classification of learning disabilities (LD), effects of LD on nursing students, teaching and learning, LD legislation, and academic interventions for nursing students with LD. (SK)

Selekman, Janice

2002-01-01

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Nursing Student Loan Program Application  

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Nursing Student Loan Program Application (NSL-448-1570 UTHSC participates in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nursing Student Loan Program (NSL). The amount of funds awarded varies each year based on availability of funds. With the exception of nursing

Cui, Yan

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Career Preferences of Nursing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates novice and experienced student nurses' attitudes about caring for patients across the lifespan. Students were also asked why they would enjoy or not enjoy caring for children and older adults. Both novice (n = 114) and advanced (n = 56) nursing students were relatively positive about caring for patients across the lifespan.…

Gould, Odette N.; MacLennan, Anna; Dupuis-Blanchard, Suzanne

2012-01-01

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UC Irvine Nursing Science Students ONLY Board of Registered Nursing: Nurse Practitioner Certification Application  

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UC Irvine Nursing Science Students ONLY 1 Board of Registered Nursing: Nurse Practitioner for NP Certification to: Nursing Science Student Affairs Office University of California, Irvine Attn: NP. Contact Nursing Science Student Affairs Officer for arrangements. Items to send with the completed Nurse

Loudon, Catherine

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Perceptions of nursing: a study involving nurses,nursing students,patients and non-nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a study of perceptions of nursing by nursing students,qualified nurses (United Kingdom and Spain),patients and non-nursing students. A survey method was used with a longitudinal panel element incorporating a 35-item version of the Nursing Dimensions Inventory translated into Spanish. Data were analysed using principal component analysis,congruence analysis,Mokken scaling,correlation,ANOVA, t-test and Cronbach's alpha. Patients may perceive nursing differently

Roger Watsona; Ian J. Deary; Amandah Lea Hoogbruin; Wytze Vermeijden; Carmen Rumeue; Maribel Beunza; Beatriz Barbarin; Julie MacDonald; Tracey McCreadya

2003-01-01

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Promoting Student Interest in Mental Health Nursing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Factors related to undergraduate nursing education are among the issues inhibiting interest in mental health nursing as a field of practice. To gain more understanding about views about mental health nursing, a survey was conducted with undergraduate nursing students at a major university in Australia after implementation of a mental health nursing course. The data provide information about student beliefs,

Cynthia M. Stuhlmiller

2005-01-01

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Called to NursingPerceptions of Student Nurses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose:This study uncovers reasons students report for wanting to become nurses, to quantify those who feel that they are called to nursing, and to learn what “being called” means to them. Method:A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted with all students enrolled in nursing courses at one program in a private, faith-based university. Findings:Most students decided to go to nursing school

Lyn Prater; Melanie McEwen

2006-01-01

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Student Nurses and Mathematics.  

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For the safety of the public, it is essential that nurses are competent at least in the mathematics that enables them to calculate medications accurately. From a survey by G. Hek (1994), it is apparent that mathematics is not universally included in the nursing curricula, nor asked for as a pre-requisite to entry. Changes in the profile of the…

Hutton, B. Meriel

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UC Irvine Nursing Science Students ONLY Board of Registered Nursing: Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number  

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UC Irvine Nursing Science Students ONLY 1 Board of Registered Nursing: Nurse Practitioner review instructions for applying for a Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number on page 1 of the application of the Application for NP Furnishing Number to: Nursing Science Student Affairs Office University of California

Loudon, Catherine

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Nursing students' attitudes toward science in the nursing curricula  

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The nursing profession combines the art of caregiving with scientific concepts. Nursing students need to learn science in order to start in a nursing program. However, previous research showed that students left the nursing program, stating it included too much science (Andrew et al., 2008). Research has shown a correlation between students' attitudes and their performance in a subject (Osborne, Simon, & Collins, 2003). However, little research exists on the overall attitude of nursing students toward science. At the time of my study there existed no large scale quantitative study on my topic. The purpose of my study was to identify potential obstacles nursing students face, specifically, attitude and motivation toward learning science. According to research the nation will soon face a nursing shortage and students cite the science content as a reason for not completing the nursing program. My study explored nursing students' attitudes toward science and reasons these students are motivated to learn science. I ran a nationwide mixed methods approach with 1,402 participants for the quantitative portion and 4 participants for the qualitative portion. I validated a questionnaire in order to explore nursing students' attitudes toward science, discovered five different attitude scales in that questionnaire and determined what demographic factors provided a statistically significant prediction of a student's score. In addition, I discovered no statistical difference in attitude exists between students who have the option of taking nursing specific courses and those who do not have that option. I discovered in the qualitative interviews that students feel science is necessary in nursing but do not feel nurses are scientists. My study gives a baseline of the current attitude of nursing students toward science and why these students feel the need to learn the science.

Maroo, Jill Deanne

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42 CFR 57.309 - Payment of nursing student loans.  

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...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Payment of nursing student loans. 57.309 Section 57...IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.309 Payment of nursing student loans. (a) Nursing...

2010-10-01

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The Stress Sources of Nursing Students  

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Overall, nursing training is a stressful process. Especially when second year nursing students are evaluated within the professional socialization theory, they are stated to be affected by these sources of stress more negatively. This research was carried out in order to determine the stress sources of second year nursing students. 15 nursing

Oner Altiok, Hatice; Ustun, Besti

2013-01-01

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Nurse practitioner students in Nicaragua.  

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Despite the growing interest in enhancing the cultural awareness for nurse practitioner (NP) students who work with patients from the developing world, there is a dearth of reports on such experiences. This report describes the clinical experiences of NP students from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) during an intensive 2 weeks in Nicaragua in their final semester, accompanied by an NP faculty member. The program was planned and implemented in collaboration with the Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua School of Nursing (Managua, Nicaragua). The students' clinical experiences included working in a Health Post and an impoverished community. Students learned to manage clinical problems using minimal resources and acquired an appreciation for the cultural, political, and economic situations from which many of their patients in the United States originate. Recommendations for establishing this type of experience are included. PMID:11261086

Ailinger, R L; Zamora, L; Molloy, S; Benavides, C

2000-07-01

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Perceptions of "Nursing" and "Nursing Care" in the United States by Dutch Nursing Students.  

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In the opinions of 11 Dutch nursing students on a study tour of the United States, the U.S. emphasizes technical aspects of nursing and medical over nursing care, lacks team nursing and collegiality, and has a litigious environment. These negative images have implications for the use of U.S. nursing as a benchmark for global education and…

Haloburdo, Esther P.; Thompson, Mary Ann

2001-01-01

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The Lived Experience of Nurses Working with Student Nurses in the Clinical Environment  

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One response to the nursing shortage is to increase promotion and retention in nursing programs: However, negative attitudes of nurses threaten student progression and retention. A phenomenological study explored the lived experience of nurses who worked with student nurses to discover "what" attitudes nurses had toward student nurses and "how"…

Hathorn, Donna; Machtmes, Krisanna; Tillman, Ken

2009-01-01

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Hong Kong Nursing Students' Knowledge on Dyslexia: Implications for Nursing Education and Clinical Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Nurses' dyslexia knowledge is crucial for early detection of dyslexia before referring suspected children for further assessment. This study aims to obtain a profile of nursing students' knowledge on dyslexia so as to explore the implications for nursing education for both nursing students and practicing nurses as well as for current and future nursing practices. Method: Nursing students (N=133)

CM TSUI

2007-01-01

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A model of nursing student retention.  

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A model of nursing student retention was studied in nontraditional, associate degree nursing students. Student retention was defined as persistence, or choosing to continue in a nursing program, and successful academic performance, or meeting the necessary academic standards to continue in a nursing program. The model shows the interaction of background variables, internal psychological processes, and external supports, and their relationships to persistence and academic performance. Participants were 458 nontraditional associate degree nursing students. There were significant differences in background variables between students who persisted and those who withdrew voluntarily or failed academically. Perceived faculty support was related to both persistence and academic performance, such that students with higher perceived faculty support were more likely to continue in a nursing program until graduation and were more likely to be successful academically. Students with higher perceived faculty support also had higher outcome expectations of earning an associate degree in nursing. PMID:22499712

Shelton, Elisabeth N

2012-01-01

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Student Nurses' Perception of Death and Dying  

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Student nurses are involved in caring for patients who are actively dying or who have been told they have a terminal illness and are faced with the process of dying. Students encounter these patients in hospitals, nursing homes, at home or in hospice care settings. According to Robinson (2004), "nurses are the healthcare providers that are most…

Niederriter, Joan E.

2009-01-01

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Florence's Candle: educating the millennial nursing student.  

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Florence Nightingale's Candle serves as a symbol of the nursing profession. It is utilized in different venues, including nursing education. The Millenial students in today's higher education setting, particularly in nursing, would benefit from applying its symbolism in the classroom and in their nursing careers. The concepts of technology, discovery, and coming together as a nation are discussed as they relate to nursing education and to Florence's candle of caring. PMID:21806625

Bonaduce, Judith; Quigley, Beth

2011-01-01

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[Transition from student nurse to staff nurse].  

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When new staff nurses leave school and enter the working world they experience a shock that is all the greater because of their limited clinical experience. Difficulty in adjustment and a high attrition rate have been noted among new staff nurses as they navigate this challenging and stressful transition. New staff nurses experience excessive workloads, a shortage of practical and managerial skills, great differences between their educational priorities and the reality of clinical practice, and the feeling of a lack of support. Setting up a preceptorship system to support and guide the professional development, psychological adjustment and career planning of individual nurses would help to foster positive socialization, reduce levels of anxiety and increase job satisfaction among nurses. In turn, if this is accomplished, it will lower work-related stress, reduce attrition rates and stabilize levels of nursing manpower. PMID:15290640

Huang, Lian-Hua

2004-08-01

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Student nurses harassing academics.  

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Internationally there is growing awareness that workplace bullying and harassment are affecting workers and organisations. However, in England there is limited research which examines harassment of faculty by university students. Thus, by using Attribution Theory this research explored the experiences of the victims of harassment, who were faculty working in schools of Health and Social Care in Post-1992 Universities in England (1), the perpetrators were undergraduate students. Attribution Theory enabled exploration and understanding of faculty perceptions of the cause of harassment and the prevention strategies they used. Findings showed that faculty perceived that harassment occurred when student stress levels were high, which was associated with course and social demands, the changing nature of society, and the social political agenda of education. PMID:22133484

White, Sara J

2013-01-01

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Nursing students' experiences caring for dying patients.  

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Since the 1960s nurse educators have been searching for the most effective approach to prepare nursing students for care of the dying. Studies investigating the effectiveness of death education programs for nursing students have reported inconsistent findings. A phenomenological study was conducted to explore the meaning of 26 undergraduate nursing students' experiences in caring for dying patients. The nursing students' written descriptions of their experiences were analyzed using Colaizzi's (1978) phenomenological method. Six themes emerged from this analysis. While caring for dying patients, nursing students experienced a gamut of emotions such as fear, sadness, frustration, and anxiety. Contemplation of the patient's life and death occurred as the students cared for their patients. In addition to providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support for dying patients, an integral part of nursing students' care involved supporting the patients' families. Helplessness was experienced by the students regarding their role as patient advocates. While caring for dying patients, nursing students' learning fluorished. Educational strategies for preparing nursing students to care for the dying are addressed based on the findings of this qualitative study. PMID:9362023

Beck, C T

1997-11-01

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Nursing students' perceptions about nursing care plans: a Turkish perspective.  

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This descriptive study was planned in order to assess self-perceived sufficiency levels of nursing students at preparing nursing care plans and also determine the effect of these plans on students' occupational development. Sample of the study was consisted of 55 nursing students who were taking oncological training. Data were collected by using Personal Information Form and Student Care Plan Evaluation Form. Non-parametric tests were used in data analysis. Students perceived themselves 'insufficient' although assessing reproductive neurological and cardiovascular systems, respectively, and also interpreting results of hemogram and urine tests. No significant difference was found between the initial and last nursing care plans prepared by the students during clinical training. Sixty % of students reported that preparing and implementing nursing care plans had favourable effects on their occupational development. Results suggest that students should be well prepared before clinical training programmes and also nursing care plans should be revised and used in more proper and practical ways in order to enhance students' occupational development. PMID:22257326

Can, Gulbeyaz; Erol, Ozgul

2012-02-01

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Pre-Nursing Handbook for Undergraduate Students  

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1 Pre-Nursing Handbook for Undergraduate Students 2013-2014 BS/MSN Peabody College of Education & Human Development BA/MSN College of Arts and Sciences #12;2 Vanderbilt University Pre-Nursing Society .................................................................................... 3 Vanderbilt Pre-Nursing Society........................................................... 5

Palmeri, Thomas

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Perceptions of nursing student clinical placement experiences.  

PubMed

There is an unprecedented shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States of America. Efforts to educate more RNs have been limited by a shortage of both clinical placements and preceptors for nursing students. The purpose of this study was to examine nursing education issues associated with student clinical placement as experienced by hospital personnel who coordinate the placements with various schools of nursing. A qualitative study involving 15 state-wide participants directly associated with clinical placement of nursing students was conducted. Emergent themes from the data included lack of consistent terminology and definition of student and preceptor roles, preference of clinical scholars, process of site placements, rewards for supervision of students, dis-satisfiers to the supervision of students and suggested strategies for change. Recommendations which developed from the research are summarized and discussed. PMID:17049044

Leners, Debra; Sitzman, Kathleen; Hessler, Karen L

2006-01-01

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DOCTOR OF NURSING STUDENT HANDBOOK  

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HISTORY In October of 2008, the Texas Higher Education Coordinator Board approved the Doctor of Nursing. The UT Arlington College of Nursing (CON) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006) and the Practice Doctorate Nurse

Huang, Haiying

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Undergraduate college students' perceptions of psychiatric nurses.  

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We surveyed undergraduate students' perceptions of psychiatric nurses' effectiveness and analyzed other sources of data. Students reported that psychiatric nurses' strengths include helping in situations that involve psychiatric symptoms, mental health evaluation, and drug abuse. Psychiatric nurses also were said to be effective when helping an individual with psychiatric symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations. Friends or associates, common knowledge, school and education, and movies are some sources by which students learn about psychiatric nurses. Sources that provided less influential information include insurance carriers, newspapers, and personal experience. PMID:23146011

Wantz, Richard A; Firmin, Michael W; Stolzfus, Melissa J; Ray, Brigitte N; Holmes, Hannah J; Geib, Ellen F

2012-11-01

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Nursing students learning to utilize nursing research in clinical practice.  

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The purpose of the study was to examine the significance of a learning assignment in relation to research skills and learning of nursing students in clinical practice. The learning assignment included an oral presentation of a nursing research article, which the students gave to their fellow students and ward nurses. The students also chaired the discussion after the presentation. The target group for the study was nursing students of a Finnish polytechnic who had been studying for 2-2 1/2 years and had accomplished a minimum of 120 ECTS credits of the total of 210 ECTS credits. When participating in the study, the students were completing a six-week clinical practice of optional studies. The data were collected with a questionnaire designed for the study. It consisted of six open-ended questions. Three of the questions were related to learning of research skills. Two questions were concerned with learning during the ongoing clinical practice. The final question inquired the students' views on the development of the learning assignment. The students received the questionnaire before the commencement of their clinical practice, and they returned it to the other researcher after their clinical practice. The questionnaire was given to 80 students, of which 50 returned it; the response rate was 63%. The data were analysed by content analysis question by question. According to the results, the learning assignment advanced the understanding of research concepts for the majority of the students. In particular, the students reported that the oral presentation clarified the research concepts, and the structure of a scientific article was also elucidated. The students stated that the assignment generated ideas concerning the development of nursing care. In relation to the ongoing clinical practice, the assignment advanced patient encounters and interaction, and bearing responsibility the most. Proposals for the further development of the learning assignment were expressed by more than half of the nursing students. Half of them suggested ensuring the interest in the topic from the ward. PMID:17064819

Mattila, Lea-Riitta; Eriksson, Elina

2007-08-01

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Responsive assessment: assessing student nurses’ clinical competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues for a new approach to continuous assessment of students of nursing clinical competence, which I call responsive assessment. Its argument for this is based on a research study highlighting the problems and concerns students and practitioners identified in relation to the assessment of their nursing practice and clinical competence.It puts forward a case for challenging role boundaries

Mary Neary

2001-01-01

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Nursing Schools: Students' Beacon to Professionalism?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Nurses Professional Orientation Scale was completed by 309 students and 23 faculty members in the baccalaureate nursing program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Results indicate that the professional socialization process is in operation; the further students advanced in the program, the more closely their responses correlated with those of…

Cohen, Barbara J.; Jordet, Caroline P.

1988-01-01

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[Do nursing students have entrepreneur profile?].  

PubMed

Descriptive-exploratory study that aimed at knowing the profile of nursing students regarding entrepreneurship. The General Entrepreneurship Trend Test with 54 questions was applied to 41 students. Results demonstrated that 14% present five entrepreneur tendencies, 12% present four entrepreneur tendencies, and 80% do not present entrepreneur tendencies. The majority of student intent to work as clinical nurses, while none of them intent to work in management activities. It was concluded that students have low grade of the entrepreneurship characteristics. PMID:20552826

Roncon, Paulo Fernando; Munhoz, Sarah

2009-01-01

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Influenza immunisation status among nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This four-phase evidence-based practice initiative was designed to determine preliminary contextual characteristics of collegian nursing students in receiving, or their lack of receiving, the flu vaccine. Subsequently, strategies were developed to improve and maintain the students’ participation in flu vaccines.This study relates to the welfare of student nurses and patients in their care. Students perform patient care in hospitals, clinics,

Linda S. Koharchik; Khlood Salman; Elaine Hardy; Kathy Mayle-Towns

2012-01-01

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Public Schools as a Clinical Experience for Nursing Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a clinical experience program, each nursing student was to select one school-age client with a chronic impairment and develop a nursing care plan. Both the teaching staff and nursing students found the program to be beneficial. (JN)

Schmidt, Cheryl Klouzal

1981-01-01

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Does the Use of a Classification for Nursing Diagnoses Affect Nursing Students' Choice of Nursing Interventions?  

PubMed Central

The Swedish health care system stands before an implementation of standardized language. The first classification of nursing diagnoses translated into Swedish, The NANDA, was released in January 2011. The aim of the present study was to examine whether the usage of the NANDA classification affected nursing students’ choice of nursing interventions. Thirty-three nursing students in a clinical setting were divided into two groups. The intervention group had access to the NANDA classification text book, while the comparison group did not. In total 78 nursing assessments were performed and 218 nursing interventions initiated. The principle findings show that there were no statistical significant differences between the groups regarding the amount, quality or category of nursing interventions when using the NANDA classification compared to free text format nursing diagnoses. PMID:24199065

Falk, Joakim; Bjorvell, Catrin

2012-01-01

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I am a nurse: nursing students learn the art and science of nursing.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to understand how nursing students make meaning of experiences of being in nurse/patient interactions. The study was conceptualized using Heidegger's philosophy of being. Participants were 28 sophomore nursing students in the first year of clinical experiences with patients. The participants recorded in electronic journals their responses to six open-ended questions concerning their thoughts and feelings about being in nurse/patient interactions. Data were analyzed using an interpretative process true to hermeneutic phenomenology. Five themes were identified: fear of interacting with patients; developing confidence; becoming self-aware; connecting with knowledge; and connecting with patients. Four implications were drawn from the study: nursing students intertwine the art and science of nursing in nurse/patient interactions; nursing education must be restructured to include a balance of the art and science of nursing; reflection and/or journal writing is a valuable way to enhance learning; and each nursing student is developing identity simultaneously as a nurse and as a person. PMID:17486794

Idczak, Sue Easter

2007-01-01

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NKU Department of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing STUDENT NAME: ID: DATE:_____________________  

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NKU Department of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing STUDENT NAME: ID: DATE * SEMESTER 3 (Nursing Semester 1): 10 credits = NRS Grade SEMESTER 4 (Nursing Semester 2): 11 credits = NRS Grade NRS 210L Development of Clinical Nursing Skills 2 NRS 250 Intro. to Medical-Surgical Nursing 3 NRS

Boyce, Richard L.

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Simulation Technology in Nursing Education: Student Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nursing education programs are faced with the challenge of providing students with the necessary skills to function in a fast paced, high technological environment. To address this challenge, the current trend in nursing education is to integrate the use of high-fidelity simulation technology into the curricula although there has been limited…

Panunto, Karen L.

2009-01-01

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Attracting and Retaining Learning Disability Student Nurses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recruitment onto pre-registration learning disability nursing courses has decreased considerably over the last decade. This paper reports the findings of the first stage of a longitudinal study that investigated the factors that influence students to train as learning disability nurses, and those that influence their decision to continue or leave…

Owen, Sara; Standen, Penny

2007-01-01

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UC Irvine Nursing Science Students ONLY ANCC Certification Application Form  

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Nursing Education form and submit to: Nursing Science Student Affairs Office University of California) to ANCC: ANCC Validation of Advanced Practice Nursing Education form signed by UC Irvine Nursing ScienceUC Irvine Nursing Science Students ONLY ANCC Certification Application Form Application link: http

Loudon, Catherine

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Nursing Education Administrators' Perceptions of the Recruitment and Retention of African American Male Nursing Students.  

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??The present descriptive study obtained nursing education administrators perceptions about the use and effectiveness of recruitment and retention strategies for African American male nursing students… (more)

Dorsey, Maggie Thurmond

2005-01-01

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The experiences of international nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program  

Microsoft Academic Search

International students, especially those with English as a second language (ESL), can have difficulty adjusting to university life in the United States and successfully completing the demands of a nursing program. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of international nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program. Eight female Nigerian nursing students aged 25

Susan Sanner; Astrid H. Wilson; Linda F. Samson

2002-01-01

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Nursing student placements in clinical research.  

PubMed

Research is part of the remit of the NHS and consequently many patients participate in research studies. Clinical nurses have a vital role in research, since they care for patients who participate in studies and act as patient advocates during research. However, nursing students are rarely provided with an opportunity to undertake a research placement. They therefore have a limited understanding of what being a research participant involves for patients. This article describes the type of research carried out in an NHS trust in northwest England, how research placements were set up in that trust and the beneficial effects on learning of such placements. The aim of the article is to encourage other research nurses to set up student placements and encourage nursing students to request research placements. PMID:25204950

Naylor, Gillian Ann; Hanson, Anita; Evely, Jane; Little, Margaret; VanEker, Diane

2014-09-16

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$1000.00 NURSING STUDENT RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP Application Form  

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$1000.00 NURSING STUDENT RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP Application Form Nominee: Montana Nurses Association Attn: Juanita Kazmierowski 20 Old Montana State Highway Montana City MT 59634 for application consideration by the Committee.) The undersigned gives the Montana Nurses Association the absolute

Dyer, Bill

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Nursing student perceptions of nurse-to-nurse collaboration in dedicated education units and in traditional clinical instruction units.  

PubMed

Changes within the health care system have created opportunities for emerging models of care delivery, including collaborative nursing teams. Collaboration between RNs and interprofessional teams supports improved care delivery outcomes. One promising strategy to enhance collaboration is the use of dedicated education units, which are academic-clinical partnerships that facilitate nursing student learning. This descriptive, quantitative study described and compared perceptions of nursing students about nurse-to-nurse collaboration witnessed in dedicated education units and traditional clinical units. Data gathered with the Nurse-to-Nurse Collaboration Scale (NNCS) were analyzed using descriptive statistics and t tests. Findings demonstrate a significant difference on the visual analogue scales for nurse-to-nurse and nurse-to-nursing student collaboration, by type of unit. The NNCS findings indicated differences in the shared processes, coordination, communication, and conflict management subdomains. Further research in the area of collaboration among nurses and dedicated education units is recommended. PMID:23656375

Moore, Jane; Nahigian, Eileen

2013-06-01

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When your nursing student is culturally diverse.  

PubMed

Nursing faculty are increasingly confronted with nursing students who are culturally diverse. No longer can traditional educational strategies be expected to work with everyone, and strategies must be selected which meet the needs of the students. This article addresses the need to adapt to diversity in the classroom as well as how to personalize strategies to the needs of the students, plan appropriate interventions, and evaluate interventions for effectiveness. Use of the Giger-Davidhizar assessment model can assist the faculty in assessing for cultural differences and thus can provide a base on which to plan effective interventions. PMID:16284520

Davidhizar, Ruth; Shearer, Ruth

2005-01-01

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Recruiting Middle School Students into Nursing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this literature review is to illustrate the importance of initiating nursing recruitment during the middle school years. Data sources included citations from the years 1989 to 2006. The study focused on middle school students 9 to 13 years of age in Grades 6 to 8. One survey compared middle school students' perceptions of an ideal…

Matutina, Robin E.

2008-01-01

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Teaching Design of Cultivating Nursing Students' Creative Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chinese nursing education levels have developed fast over the past few years. Many nursing educators are devoted to the research of nursing teaching. How to cultivate nursing students, creative thinking is one of the principle researches and has received increasing attention. In the course of nursing teaching, we renewed the teaching design based…

Xi-wen, Liu; Chun-ping, Ni; Rui, Yang; Xiu-chuan, Li; Cheng, Cheng

2007-01-01

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills in nurses and nursing students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study is to describe the basic cardiac life-support (BLS) skills of nurses and nursing students in southern Finland and Hungary, and to assess the influence of resuscitation teaching and other group characteristics on performance. The data for the study were collected in the spring and autumn of 1997. The study group consisted of 75 nurses from Helsinki University Central Hospital's medical outcome unit, 188 final term students in four nursing institutes in Uusimaa county and 35 final term students in a Hungarian institute of nursing. A total of 298 people (34 men and 264 women) participated in the study. Background information was collected using a structured questionnaire devised specifically for this study. Resuscitation skills were measured using the Skillmeter Anne manikin. The manikin was placed supine during the test. After completing the questionnaire, every participant attempted resuscitation on the manikin - which was supplied with a printer - for 4 min. The results were printed out and attached to the questionnaires. The data were analysed using two-way frequency tables and logistic regression. Statistical differences were calculated using the chi(2)-test. The results showed that 53% of the participants had studied resuscitation during the last 6 months, but 7% had never participated in resuscitation teaching. Before testing, 55% of the participants estimated that their resuscitation skills were good. The results showed that 36% first assessed the patient's response, 67% opened the airway but only 3% determined pulselessness before starting to resuscitate. Twenty-one percent of the participants compressed correctly for at least half of the test and 33% ventilated correctly at least half of the time. Logistic regression showed that the best predictors for good response assessment skills went to those who were nursing students who had studied resuscitation skills sometime during the previous 6 months. The best predictor of the skill to open the airway was a positive attitude towards personal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills, i.e. self-confidence. The predictor for adequate skills in artificial ventilation was that they belonged in the group of nursing students who had benefited from recent resuscitation training (<6 months). In conclusion, the skills of the participants of the study can not be considered adequate in terms of an adequate and prompt assessment of the need for resuscitation, and a 50% success rate in artificial ventilation and chest compression. PMID:11008156

Nyman, J; Sihvonen, M

2000-10-01

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The Lived Experience of How Adult Nursing Students Blend Lifestyle Obligations with Nursing School Expectations  

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Many adult nursing students have lifestyle obligations that require integration with nursing school programs in order to graduate and fulfill their dreams of becoming a nurse. Fourteen participants shared their stories of how they were able to blend their lifestyles commitments with nursing school. Student interaction between lifestyle obligations…

Coutrier, Karen A.

2011-01-01

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College of Nursing BSN Program Student Learning Outcomes  

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and relationship centered nursing interventions in providing direct care to clients across health statesCollege of Nursing BSN Program Student Learning Outcomes Seattle University undergraduate nursing students should be able to: Integrate knowledge from liberal arts, nursing science and related disciplines

Carter, John

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Health habits of nursing versus non-nursing students: a longitudinal study.  

PubMed

As our culture shifts from a sickness repair system to a health promotion and disease prevention system, nurses need to take more responsibility for practicing positive health behaviors. The problem addressed in this study was "Does exposure to nursing theory content and client interactions make any difference in the regular practice of positive health behaviors in nursing students when compared to non-nursing students?" The purpose of this study was to determine if nursing students practice healthy life styles that would help prepare them to be effective advocates for health promotion and disease prevention. The Health Habits Inventory (HHI) was used in this two-year longitudinal study to compare health habits between 71 nursing and 83 non-nursing students. There was a statistically significant difference between nursing and non-nursing students in time 1 (t = 4.91, p < .001) and time 2 (t = 3.59, p < .001) with nursing students scoring higher in health habits. Nursing students improved significantly from time 1 to time 2 (t = 2.05, p = .021) whereas nonnursing students did not improve (t = .94, p = .175). In specific behaviors, nursing students improved in eating breakfast regularly, performing monthly self breast and testicular exams, reading food labels, wearing seatbelts, and exercising at least three times a week. Implications include the importance of emphasizing self health care in nursing curricula to promote healthy life styles of nursing students who can subsequently become role models in their professional practice. PMID:11052653

Shriver, C B; Scott-Stiles, A

2000-10-01

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Preparing nursing students for education in the global village.  

PubMed

Educating nurses for the 21st century requires a broad understanding of the health needs of local and global communities. With an increasingly diverse population, nursing students in the United States can gain a unique perspective on health disparities and challenges in providing healthcare for diverse populations. Nursing education has the opportunity to engage students in our global village by providing clinical and theory-based educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Some nursing educational settings in schools of nursing provide global nursing opportunities to explore the social responsibility of nursing. This paper details a specific framework and opportunities for engaging undergraduate and graduate nursing students in caring for the underserved in our global village. Opportunities in the Fulbright Student Exchange Program and Fulbright Senior Scholar Award mechanisms are discussed, and partnerships with international nursing programs are explored. PMID:23073249

Nicholas, Patrice K; Corless, Inge B; Fulmer, Holly; Meedzan, Nancy

2012-01-01

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Experiences and emotions of faculty teaching in accelerated second baccalaureate degree nursing programs.  

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The number of accelerated second baccalaureate degree nursing (ASBSN) programs has mushroomed over recent decades, with more than 225 currently in existence. Scholars have described students and programs, but research examining the faculty experience is limited. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences and emotions of faculty teaching students in ASBSN programs. Using a descriptive qualitative survey design, faculty (N = 138) from 25 randomly selected programs in 11 midwestern states were surveyed using an instrument developed for this study and distributed online. Ten themes emerged, including (a) Engaging With Motivated, Mature, and Diverse Students, (b) Students Choosing Nursing for the "Wrong Reasons," (c) Too Much Work, Too Little Time for Students and Faculty, (d) Amazement, (e) Pride, and (f) Frustration. These findings will help novice and seasoned ASBSN faculty interpret their experiences, strengthen precepting and mentoring activities, and support administrators in determining staffing plans and designing ASBSN programs. PMID:23758157

Brandt, Cheryl L; Boellaard, Melissa R; Zorn, Cecelia R

2013-07-01

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Undergraduate nursing student experiences with faculty bullies.  

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Incivility literature has focused primarily on student-to-faculty incivility, whereas less focus has been placed on faculty-to-student bullying. This study examined the lived experiences of undergraduate nursing students with faculty bullying. Using descriptive phenomenology, this study explored these lived experiences. Themes emerged including the emotional experience of bullying, the giving and gaining of mutual respect, the value of resilience and persistence, and that perception is reality. PMID:24743180

Mott, Jason

2014-01-01

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42 CFR 57.308 - Nursing student loan promissory note.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...308 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.308 Nursing...

2010-10-01

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42 CFR 57.308 - Nursing student loan promissory note.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...308 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.308 Nursing...

2012-10-01

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42 CFR 57.308 - Nursing student loan promissory note.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...308 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.308 Nursing...

2013-10-01

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42 CFR 57.308 - Nursing student loan promissory note.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...308 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.308 Nursing...

2011-10-01

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Student Nurses View an Abortion Client: Attitude and Context Effects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents two studies of the relationship between student nurses' attitudes and patient perception with regard to abortion. Results indicate that the student nurses' judgments were related to their prevailing attitude toward abortion and to their religiosity. (Author/MA)

Fischer, Edward H.

1979-01-01

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Enhancing nursing students' clinical experiences using aesthetics.  

PubMed

Traditional nursing education is based strongly in empiric knowledge. However, just as important as empiric knowledge is aesthetic knowledge. Nursing involves multiple ways of knowing, and as such, educational institutions have a responsibility to assist students in gaining knowledge in nontraditonal ways. This article describes an assignment implemented in a pediatric course in a baccalaureate nursing program. Books and movies were used in a an undergraduate nursing course to help students gain insight into illness and disability from the client and family perspective. The students in the course were required to reflect on the meaning of the movie/book and the influence the book/movie had on the student. Based on student responses, this assignment was successful in meeting the objectives originally proposed. The books and movies provided a beginning introduction to, and an appreciation for, client and family experiences. Students were helped to understand illness, abuse, disability, and/or death from the client and/or family perspective. PMID:15682163

Northington, Ladonna; Wilkerson, Robin; Fisher, Wanda; Schenk, Laura

2005-01-01

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Comparison between Heads of Nursing and Nursing Administration Students in the Sultanate of Oman regarding Education for Nurse Administrators  

PubMed Central

Objective: To explore the future of nursing administration in preparation for a major review of the current curriculum in the one-year diploma in nursing administration at the Oman Specialized Nursing Institute (OSNI). Methods: A two-part study explored 1) requisite roles, skills and competencies of the nurse administrator, 2) a leadership profile with two convenience samples: heads of nursing and nursing administration students. Each part was analysed separately; the two groups were then compared with the latter revealing similarities and differences. Results: Heads of nursing were more likely to describe roles and be task-oriented, emphasising problem solving, whereas students focused on functions and processes. Both groups wanted nursing to be known for its code of professional conduct, and have an empowered nursing association. Leadership profile comparisons indicated heads of nursing were mature and practical whereas students were idealistic, with risk-taking tendencies. There was overall agreement that preparation for the nursing administration specialty should be at master’s level; however, all nurses should undertake a leadership and management course during their progression to senior positions. Conclusion: The vision of those preparing to enter and those already in leadership positions is for empowerment of the nursing profession in Oman. Thus there is a need for highly educated nurse leaders and managers in nursing administration to provide the driving force for change and sustained motivation. The current Nursing Administration Programme (NAP) needs to be upgraded and delivered at the master’s level for nurses specialising in nursing administration. PMID:22912924

White, Gillian

2012-01-01

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Assessing and appraising nursing students' professional communication  

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The purpose of this research was to define professional communication in nursing and to develop a prototype to assess and appraise communication at a selected college. The research focused on verbal and nonverbal communication between the nurse and the client using a simulated environment. The first objective was to identify the major characteristics of professional communication in nursing. In this study, the characteristics of professional communication emerged from the constant comparison method of the results of research studies in the fields of healthcare and communication. These characteristics became the elements, representative properties, and descriptive dimensions to assess and appraise verbal and nonverbal communication at the college of study. The second objective was to develop a template to assess verbal and nonverbal communication at a selected college. Using a two-fold process, the researcher used the results from the first objective to begin template construction. First, specialists in the fields of communication and nursing established the content validity of the elements, representative properties, and descriptive dimensions. Second, the course educators determined the relevancy and importance of the elements, properties, and descriptive dimensions to the objectives of two courses at the college of study. The third objective was to develop a rubric to appraise nursing students' verbal and nonverbal communication in a videotaped communication review. An appraisal rubric was constructed from an extension of the template. This rubric was then tested by faculty at the selected college to appraise the communication of five students each in the junior and senior years of the nursing program.

Diers, Jane E.

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Leveling EBP content for undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

Integration of evidence into practice is an essential outcome for baccalaureate nursing students in this era of health care reform. Cultivation of a spirit of inquiry and appreciation for the role of evidence in shaping nursing practice is central to the development of requisite knowledge and skills. A baccalaureate nursing program curricular redesign placed a higher emphasis on evidence-based practice. The evidence-based practice focus of the undergraduate curriculum is a sequence of 3 undergraduate research courses designed to prepare the graduate to identify, locate, read, and critically appraise evidence at the individual study, systematic review, and clinical practice guideline levels. This curriculum lays the foundation for evidence-based practice in the clinical arena and in graduate nursing programs. PMID:23910923

Bloom, Kathaleen C; Olinzock, Barbara J; Radjenovic, Doreen; Trice, Lucy B

2013-01-01

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Special olympics physicals: a winning opportunity for nurse practitioner students.  

PubMed

Nurse practitioner students need more opportunities to learn about children and adults with disabilities. This article describes the experiences of nurse practitioner students who participated in a community-based nursing project, in which they performed physicals that enabled athletes to participate in the Special Olympics. The experience provided a unique opportunity for student growth and learning about children with disabilities. PMID:10451273

Maheady, D C

1998-03-01

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Beliefs Held by Associate Degree Nursing Students about Role Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a study of the professional socialization of associate degree nursing (ADN) students. Reviews previous research on the process of nursing socialization. Presents study findings based on responses from 1,877 nursing students in 20 ADN programs, focusing on students' characteristics and ideal and actual role models. (DMM)

Bellinger, Kathleen; And Others

1985-01-01

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Levels of empathy in undergraduate nursing students.  

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Empathy and absence of prejudice and stigma are instrumental in facilitating effective nurse-patient relations. This study assessed empathy levels and regard for specific medical conditions in undergraduate nursing students. A cross-sectional study was undertaken using paper-based versions of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE) and Medical Condition Regard Scale (MCRS), along with a brief set of demographic questions. Participants reported good empathy levels on JSPE. Attitudes towards intellectual disability, chronic pain, acute mental illness and terminal illness rated well on MCRS. Attitudes towards substance abuse, however, were lower. There were no significant differences between age groups, gender or year level of study. Overall results of this study were positive. Nursing students demonstrated acceptable empathy levels. Attitudes towards patients who abuse substances highlight an area that needs both further exploration and addressing. Attitudes towards mental health diagnoses were particularly favourable given that these often attract stigma and negative attitudes. PMID:22621294

McKenna, Lisa; Boyle, Malcolm; Brown, Ted; Williams, Brett; Molloy, Andrew; Lewis, Belinda; Molloy, Liz

2012-06-01

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Identifying at-risk nursing students using a midcurricular examination.  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the midcurricular HESI examination in identifying at-risk students early in their nursing program. The sample included baccalaureate nursing graduates from two university programs in the southeastern United States (n = 256). A quasi-experimental design was used to determine how well the midcurricular HESI predicted outcomes on the HESI E(2) and the NCLEX-RN passing status while controlling for demographic and institutional covariates. The study used logistic regression and multiple linear regression to analyze the hypotheses. The midcurricular HESI examination was found to be a statistically significant predictor of NCLEX-RN outcome both before (P = .044) and after (P = .041) controlling for demographic factors. The study further found a statistically significant relationship between the midcurricular HESI and the HESI E(2) examinations (P < .001). In the post hoc analyses, students from the Accelerated and Fast Track degree programs scored significantly higher than did students in the Traditional Track on the midcurricular HESI examination. There were no statistically significant differences in HESI E(2) scores or NCLEX-RN outcomes among the degree tracks. As anticipated, there was a statistically significant difference in both midcurricular HESI (P < .043) and HESI E(2) (P < .016) scores between students who passed and those who failed NCLEX-RN. This study indicates that the midcurricular HESI examination is very useful in predicting outcomes in baccalaureate nursing education programs. PMID:23542307

Buckner, Martha M; Dietrich, Mary S; Merriman, Carolyn; Keeley, Jennifer Peterson

2013-05-01

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26 CFR 31.3121(b)(13)-1 - Services of student nurse or hospital intern.  

...false Services of student nurse or hospital intern. 31.3121(b)(13...1 Services of student nurse or hospital intern. (a) Services performed as a student nurse in the employ of a hospital or a nurses' training...

2014-04-01

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26 CFR 31.3306(c)(13)-1 - Services of student nurse or hospital intern.  

...false Services of student nurse or hospital intern. 31.3306(c)(13...1 Services of student nurse or hospital intern. (a) Services performed as a student nurse in the employ of a hospital or a nurses' training...

2014-04-01

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Kuwaiti high school students' perceptions of nursing as a profession: implications for nursing education and practice.  

PubMed

The shortage of nurses in Kuwait is attributed to low production of indigenous nurses, resignation and emigration of foreign nurses, and expansion of health care facilities. This study explored Kuwaiti high school students' perceptions of nursing as a profession, their sources of information about nursing, and factors that affected their choice of nursing as a future career. Questionnaires from 289 students attending seven all-female high schools in Kuwait were analyzed. The results revealed that all of the participants were knowledgeable about the functional aspects of the nursing profession, and 35% of them received this information through contact with nurses during hospital visits. However, only 19% indicated they might consider nursing as a future career. The implications of the study for nursing education and practice, and strategies to attract and retain indigenous high school graduates into nursing programs in Kuwait are discussed. PMID:16402735

Al-Kandari, Fatimah H; Lew, Irene

2005-12-01

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Death metaphors in Korean undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to understand the meaning of death metaphors seen by 133 undergraduate nursing students through open questionnaires and collage artworks, using qualitative content analysis in Korea. The 4 themes emerged: "rest-physical," "fear-psychological," "separating-social," and "new life-spiritual." PMID:22343929

Jo, Kae-Hwa; An, Gyeong-Ju

2012-01-01

86

A study of the professional commitment changes from nursing students to registered nurses.  

PubMed

The purposes of this longitudinal study were to understand the professional commitment changes from nursing students to registered nurses. A total of 890 subjects completed the questionnaires of the nursing professional commitment and personality test before their graduation, and nursing professional commitment one year after their graduation, respectively. The data were analyzed by mean, correlation, t-test and repeated measures ANOVA. The results showed that: (1) the nurses exhibited a medium-high degree of professional commitment--the average score was 2.99 before graduation and 2.85 after graduation; (2) there was a highly significant correlation between professional commitments for nursing students and registered nurses; (3) The scores of overall commitment and four factors of professional commitment decreased from nursing students to registered nurses significantly; (4) personality traits were positively correlated with professional commitment for nursing students and registered nurses; and (5) there was no significant relationship between nurses' work backgrounds and the changes of professional commitment from nursing students to registered nurses. Implications for nursing education and for hospital management are suggested. PMID:10741015

Lu, K Y; Chiou, S L; Chang, Y Y

2000-01-01

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Career Management for Nursing Students Johns Hopkins University  

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's Public Policy Initiative: Health Care at the Crossroads: Strategies for Addressing the Evolving Nursing as long-term care facilities and home care agencies are also affected by the nursing shortage as wellCareer Management for Nursing Students Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Why career

Niebur, Ernst

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How Do Students Learn on a Primary Nursing Care Unit?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When a unit's staff changed from a team nursing to a primary nursing approach to care, the role of students gaining experience there changed to that of associate nurse, who is accountable for providing continuity of care to the primary nurses' patients. (Editor/TA)

Hall, Mary Barbera

1977-01-01

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Profile of non-nurse college graduates enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate curricula: results of a national study.  

PubMed

The rapid growth of accelerated baccalaureate curricula for non-nurse college graduates has been viewed as a critical strategy in efforts to address the projected nursing shortfall of 1.2 million registered nurses by the year 2014. While these programs have proliferated over the past decade, research has been limited to descriptions of students and their performance in selected programs.The purpose of this national study was to survey non-nurse college graduates enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate programs throughout the United States in order to identify the factors influencing program and career selection and provide a contemporary profile of these students.The results of this study provide a clearer understanding of this population in relation to their motivation, academic backgrounds, and their unique personal and educational needs. PMID:19244798

Shier, Bobbie; DeBasio, Nancy; Roberts, Karin

2008-01-01

90

Retaining ethnic minority nursing students (REMNS): a multidimensional approach.  

PubMed

The under-representation of minority nurses in the nation is of critical concern for nurse educators. The high attrition rate of minority nursing students, on a local and national level, has not been effectively addressed. Project REMNS (Retaining Ethnic Minority Nursing Students), an innovative, comprehensive project, was designed to increase the retention of minority nursing students at Prairie View A&M University. Pre-clinical nursing students were provided strategies to improve critical thinking, stress management, and reading comprehension skills. This was accomplished by the development and implementation of content relevant computer modules on stress management, nutrition, and critical thinking. Implementation of Project REMNS resulted in an increased number of pre-nursing students admitted and retained in the nursing program. PMID:10409944

Abdur-Rahman, V; Gaines, C

1999-01-01

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Differential Dimensions of Death Anxiety in Nursing Students with and without Nursing Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have demonstrated death anxiety in nursing professionals; however, it is unclear as to when this anxiety develops. This study used a multidimensional measure to investigate death anxiety in a group of experienced (n = 53) and inexperienced (n = 49) nursing students and a control group of non-nursing students (n = 50). Experienced…

Chen, Yi-Chuen; Ben, Kevin S. Del; Fortson, Beverly L.; Lewis, Jean

2006-01-01

92

Telling the story of role conflict among Black nurses and Black nursing students: a literature review.  

PubMed

Racism continues to affect minority nursing students and nurses in professional roles. A selective review of the literature published from 1992 to 2011 was conducted using the Cumulative Index of Literature in Nursing and Allied Health, ScienceDirect, and EBSCOhost. Keywords used included racism within nursing, minority nurses and role conflict, cultural diversity within nursing, racism, and diversity. The purpose of this review is to describe Black nurses' and Black nursing students' experiences of role conflict as an outcome of perceived racism within the nursing profession to gain an understanding of factors that contribute to perceived racism and role conflict. Noblit's and Hare's framework for metasynthesis of the data was used to identify and synthesize key concepts. The role perspectives of Hardy and Conway guided the review to develop a conceptual framework for minority role conflict and the nursing implications discussed herein. PMID:23952773

Robinson, Ora V

2013-09-01

93

First Year Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Reasons for Drop-Out?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving throughput in the B. Tech. Nursing Sciences programme is a complex issue as not only the theoretical but also the practical component and undefined inner strengths of the student influence success. The purpose of this article is to report factors in the prospective students' social background, their perceptions of nursing and nurses and…

Wright, S. C. D.; Maree, J. E.

2007-01-01

94

Alcohol consumption by nursing students in Honduras.  

PubMed

The recreational use of alcohol is very frequent in the life of college students. A descriptive study was carried out with nursing students in Honduras, where the use of psychoactive substances represents a considerable health problem, especially the use of alcohol. This study identified that 74.9% were abstinent. Nevertheless, the study focused on drinkers, whose consumption pattern may be changing over time. According to the sample characteristics, most subjects were young working women, students, and Christians. These variables should be considered in the investigation of protective factors against drinking, and in designing preventive actions in the university context. PMID:18709279

Matute, Rosa Camila; Pillon, Sandra Cristina

2008-01-01

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Improving medication calculation skills of practicing nurses and senior nursing students: a pilot study.  

PubMed

Medication administration is an essential nursing competency as calculation difficulties can lead to serious medication errors. Nurses involved in staff education need to be aware of methods to assess for computation difficulty and develop strategies for nurses to improve their computation abilities. The purposes of this quasi-experimental pilot study were to assess the medication calculation skills of nurses and nursing students and to determine the effectiveness of teaching strategies aimed at improving these skills. PMID:16885685

Harne-Britner, Sarah; Kreamer, Carolyn L; Frownfelter, Penny; Helmuth, Amy; Lutter, Stacy; Schafer, Deborah J; Wilson, Cyndy

2006-01-01

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Simulation: Perceptions of First Year Associate Degree Nursing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It was the purpose of this study to determine if there is a relationship between student satisfaction with high-fidelity-patient simulation experience and self-confidence in learning among student nurses. The population was associate nursing degree students. The study measured by the students' perceptions of their satisfaction and self-confidence.…

Dougherty, Suzanne V.

2011-01-01

97

Nursing care at the end of life: a service learning course for undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

An elective course titled "Nursing Care at the End of Life" was designed for fourth-year nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program. This course, taught by the authors, was designed to teach students about caring for the dying patient. Students were required to complete service learning with patients in a hospice or hospital setting. Students reported having a positive learning experience and gaining new knowledge and a deeper understanding of the needs of dying patients and their families. PMID:25330268

Jeffers, Stephanie; Ferry, Dawn

2014-01-01

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A selected bibliography for nursing faculty and students.  

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This bibliography is prepared for nursing faculty and nursing students to acquaint them with some resources which might contribute to their success. The bibliography is divided into two parts: (1) resources for nursing faculty; and (2) resources for nursing students. The major content of the resources for nursing faculty are: mentoring; research and publishing; tenure and new information technologies. The resources for nursing students contain: study tips and skills; success of the NCLEX-RN exam and informational monographs. With the time constraints of nursing faculty and nursing students and the abundance of materials available, this bibliography provides a set of resources for them to peruse. Electronic resources, journal articles, and monographs are included. PMID:19715228

Craig, Paula

2009-01-01

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Nursing students’opinions regarding the clinical practice guide  

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Clinic field experience provides the opportunities to nursing students to combine cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills, and problem-solving abilities.This study was definitively conducted to determine the opinions of nursing students regarding clinical practice guide.The universe and sampling of the study were made up of 79 students who were taking the Surgical Nursing Course.At the end of clinical practice,the students’opinions regarding

Nalan Özhan Elba?; Hülya Bulut; Sevil Güler Demir; Sevilay Yüceer

2010-01-01

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42 CFR 57.306 - Eligibility and selection of nursing student loan applicants.  

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42 CFR 57.311 - Cancellation of nursing student loans for disability or death.  

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42 CFR 57.306 - Eligibility and selection of nursing student loan applicants.  

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42 CFR 57.307 - Maximum amount of nursing student loans.  

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42 CFR 57.306 - Eligibility and selection of nursing student loan applicants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Eligibility and selection of nursing student loan applicants. 57.306...IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.306 Eligibility and selection of nursing student loan applicants. (a)...

2010-10-01

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Nursing Challenges in Motivating Nursing Students through Clinical Education: A Grounded Theory Study  

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Nurses are the first role models for students in clinical settings. They can have a significant role on students' motivation. The purpose of this study was to explore the understanding of nursing students and instructors concerning the role of nurses in motivating nursing students through clinical education. The sampling was first started purposefully and continued with theoretical sampling. The study collected qualitative data through semistructured and interactive interviews with 16 nursing students and 4 nursing instructors. All interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using grounded theory approach. One important pattern emerged in this study was the “concerns of becoming a nurse,” which itself consisted of three categories: “nurses clinical competency,” “nurses as full-scale mirror of the future,” and “Monitoring and modeling through clinical education” (as the core variable). The findings showed that the nurses' manners of performance as well as the profession's prospect have a fundamental role in the process of formation of motivation through clinical education. Students find an insight into the nursing profession by substituting themselves in the place of a nurse, and as result, are or are not motivated towards the clinical education. PMID:22830005

Nasrin, Hanifi; Soroor, Parvizy; Soodabeh, Joolaee

2012-01-01

106

Pain management in Jordan: nursing students' knowledge and attitude.  

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Pain management requires knowledgeable and trained nurses. Because nursing students are the nurses of the future, it is important to ensure that students receive adequate education about pain management in nursing schools. The purpose of this study is to evaluate nursing students' knowledge and attitudes regarding pain management. A cross-sectional survey was used. The sample comprised 144 students from three nursing colleges in Jordan. Sixty-one percent were female and the average age was 21.6 years (SD 1.7). The students' Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain was used. The rate of correct answers ranged from 11.1% to 64%. Students showed a low level of knowledge regarding pain management-the average score was just 16 (SD 5.11) out of 40. Students were weak in their knowledge of pain medications pharmacology (actions and side effects). Less than half of students (47.9%) recognised that pain may be present, even when vital signs are normal and facial expressions relaxed. Finally, students showed negative attitudes towards pain management, believing that patients should tolerate pain as much as they can before receiving opioids; almost half (48%) of students agreed that patients' pain could be managed with placebo rather than medication. In conclusion, Jordanian nursing students showed lower levels of pain knowledge compared with other nursing students around the world. This study underlines the need to include pain-management courses throughout undergraduate nursing curricula in Jordan. PMID:24280924

Al Khalaileh, Murad; Al Qadire, Mohammad

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(un) Disciplining the nurse writer: doctoral nursing students' perspective on writing capacity.  

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In this article, we offer a perspective into how Canadian doctoral nursing students' writing capacity is mentored and, as a result, we argue is disciplined. We do this by sharing our own disciplinary and interdisciplinary experiences of writing with, for and about nurses. We locate our experiences within a broader discourse that suggests doctoral (nursing) students be prepared as stewards of the (nursing) discipline. We draw attention to tensions and effects of writing within (nursing) disciplinary boundaries. We argue that traditional approaches to developing nurses' writing capacity in doctoral programs both shepherds and excludes emerging scholarly voices, and we present some examples to illustrate this dual role. We ask our nurse colleagues to consider for whom nurses write, offering an argument that nurses' writing must ultimately improve patient care and thus would benefit from multiple voices in writing. PMID:23876166

Ryan, Maureen M; Walker, Madeline; Scaia, Margaret; Smith, Vivian

2014-12-01

108

Sustaining mentorship for student nurses.  

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Much research has focused on relationships between mentors and students, and on mentors' responsibilities for facilitating students' learning and assessing their competence. However, the extent to which higher-education institutions and service providers have sufficient capacity to jointly sustain the "hinterland" to mentorship has received much less attention. This article explores this capacity via the experiences and perceptions of purposively selected senior personnel with a mentorship remit. It focuses on the key areas in which findings show substantial achievements in sustaining and managing the hinterland to mentorship, as well as the challenges these present. This project is London-based but findings are likely to be similar elsewhere. PMID:23697008

Robinson, Sarah

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Views of Student Nurses on Caring and Technology in Nursing  

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Nurses entering the workforce are faced with many challenges, but today the multiple demands of patient care are complicated by a nurse's need to keep abreast of fast-changing technology. This research is universally relevant to nursing practice in educational settings and practice areas because nursing education needs to develop strategies to…

Brodell, Elizabeth Becky

2009-01-01

110

Service user involvement in nurse education: perceptions of mental health nursing students.  

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Increasingly providers of mental health nurse education are required to demonstrate user involvement in all aspects of these programmes including student selection, programme design and student assessment. There has been limited analysis of how nursing students perceive user involvement in nurse education programmes. The aim of this study has been to explore mental health nursing student's perceptions of involving users in all aspects of pre-registration mental health nursing programme. Researchers completed a number of focus group interviews with 12 ex-mental health nursing students who had been recruited by purposeful sampling. Each focus group interview was recorded and analysed using a series of data reduction, data display and verification methods. The study confirms many of the findings reported in earlier user participation in education studies. Three main themes related to user involvement have been identified: the protection of users, enhanced student learning and the added value benefits associated with user involvement. PMID:22533371

O' Donnell, H; Gormley, K

2013-04-01

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Avoiding plagiarism: guidance for nursing students.  

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The pressures of study, diversity of source materials, past assumptions relating to good writing practice, ambiguous writing guidance on best practice and students' insecurity about their reasoning ability, can lead to plagiarism. With the use of source checking software, there is an increased chance that plagiarised work will be identified and investigated, and penalties given. In extreme cases, plagiarised work may be reported to the Nursing and Midwifery Council and professional as well as academic penalties may apply. This article provides information on how students can avoid plagiarism when preparing their coursework for submission. PMID:24568425

Price, Bob

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Teaching statistics to nursing students: an expert panel consensus.  

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Statistics education is a necessary element of nursing education, and its inclusion is recommended in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing guidelines for nurse training at all levels. This article presents a cohesive summary of an expert panel discussion, "Teaching Statistics to Nursing Students," held at the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings. All panelists were statistics experts, had extensive teaching and consulting experience, and held faculty appointments in a U.S.-based nursing college or school. The panel discussed degree-specific curriculum requirements, course content, how to ensure nursing students understand the relevance of statistics, approaches to integrating statistics consulting knowledge, experience with classroom instruction, use of knowledge from the statistics education research field to make improvements in statistics education for nursing students, and classroom pedagogy and instruction on the use of statistical software. Panelists also discussed the need for evidence to make data-informed decisions about statistics education and training for nurses. PMID:23621121

Hayat, Matthew J; Eckardt, Patricia; Higgins, Melinda; Kim, MyoungJin; Schmiege, Sarah J

2013-06-01

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Nursing practice problems in private hospitals in Jordan: students' perspectives.  

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This paper grew from an exploration of clinical practice problems in a private hospital in Jordan. Senior nursing students in a governmental university studied these issues while focusing on leadership and management issues. The private sector is of a secondary focus in nursing research. In Jordan, nursing studies that explore the nursing profession and its related issues have been limited in the literature. A student assignment in the "Nursing Leadership and Management" course required the students to work in groups to identify a nursing practice problem, and its contributing causes and suggested solutions. The nursing shortage; job dissatisfaction; burnout; and turnover were the identified nursing practice problems. Causes and solutions of these problems were explored. PMID:17689428

Mrayyan, Majd T

2007-03-01

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Journal clubs: a strategy to teach civility to nursing students.  

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Incivility affects nurses and nursing students and can negatively influence patient care and the quality of nursing education. The Institute of Medicine, The Joint Commission, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing recommended implementation of strategies to manage incivility and build social capital. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore the influence of a journal club as an educational intervention to build civility and academic integrity among nursing students. Seventy-nine nursing students completed the Nurses' Intervention for Civility Education Questionnaire and the Ways of Coping Questionnaire before and after the Civility Journal Club intervention. Students involved in the Civility Journal Club were more aware of civility and incivility, more likely to be helpful to their peers, and better equipped to cope with episodes of incivility. PMID:22432534

Kerber, Cindy; Jenkins, Sheryl; Woith, Wendy; Kim, Myoungjin

2012-05-01

115

Why do student nurses leave? Suggestions from a Delphi Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The high dropout rate of nursing students is a major concern. However, there is little research available about the reasons why students leave. Universities collect some information from ‘exit’ interviews but, due to ethical sensitivities, it is not made available for research analysis. The purpose of this study was to establish a consensus view of the reasons why student nurses

Paul Fulbrook

2003-01-01

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The Nursing Home as a Site for Teaching Medical Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responses to questionnaires were compared between 106 students in nursing homes with those of 171 students in hospitals to evaluate interview and physical examination instruction for medical students. The nursing home was assessed as an appropriate alternative site for teaching the medical interview and physical diagnosis. (GLR)

Wiener, Myra; Shamaskin, Ann

1990-01-01

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Health Behaviors of Nursing Students: A Longitudinal Study.  

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A 3-year study compared 52 undergraduate nursing students with 93 education majors and with the general population. No significant differences among students on 9 health behaviors appeared. Compared with the general population, nursing students had inadequate time for sleep, exercise, and eating breakfast. (Contains 77 references.) (SK)

Clement, Madeleine; Jankowski, Louis W.; Bouchard, Louise; Perreault, Michel; Lepage, Yves

2002-01-01

118

A mentoring pyramid for African American nursing students.  

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The purpose of this investigation was to ascertain the African American nursing students' perception of a need for a mentoring program for this population. The percentage of ethnic minorities graduating from baccalaureate nursing programs has continued to decline since 1990 (National League of Nursing, 1995). The March 1996 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses estimated there were 2,559,000 registered nurses in the United States. Only 107,500 of these nurses were African American. Data from the 1996 U.S. Census revealed African Americans to be the largest ethnic minority group in the country (14 percent). Based upon the number of racially and culturally diverse clients seeking healthcare, there is a gross underrepresentation of racially and culturally diverse nurses available to administer that care. The attrition rate for African American nursing students is high. Some of the reasons for this failure to retain and graduate African American students from schools of nursing are associated with the lack of mentoring relationships with persons whom students can relate to, feel comfortable with, learn from, and emulate. This study examined the perceptions of African American nursing students enrolled at a predominantly European-American public university in the Southeast United States. The students identified certain categories of needs they felt could be met in a mentoring relationship with a nurse educator. PMID:10624172

Buchanan, B W

1999-01-01

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College students' perceptions of nursing: a GEE approach.  

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The nursing shortage has stimulated renewed attention to understanding factors that may enhance the recruitment of students into nursing programs and the retention of registered nurses in the workforce. Many activities have been initiated to address the shortage of nurses, including increasing recruitment of students to study nursing. This paper has two major goals: (1) to answer the research question, "To what extent do college students' characteristics explain the differences in their attitudes towards four service occupations (nursing, medicine, physical therapy and high school teaching)?" and (2) to demonstrate statistical methods appropriate for performing multivariate analyses of clustered data and merging independent survey items into a clustered, multivariate analysis for direct comparison of the different items. Results indicate that the more favourable rating of nursing as an occupation relative to physical therapy is due to the sample, including a large number of students majoring in nursing. Students who are not nursing majors do not appear to hold a more favourable attitude towards nurses relative to physical therapists. The lower rating of high school teachers and higher rating of physicians on most items persists even after adjusting for all the control variables, including whether or not students are nursing majors. Additionally, results support the need for a statistical method such as generalized estimating equations (GEE) to account for individual and interaction confounders, repeated measures, clustering and correlated data. PMID:16761802

Seago, Jean Ann; Spetz, Joanne; Keane, Dennis; Grumbach, Kevin

2006-05-01

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Nursing Faculty Experiences Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities .  

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??Learning disabilities are the most prevalent disability reported in higher education, including nursing education. Yet, despite cognitive abilities for educational success, students with learning disabilities… (more)

Ardary, Darlene A.

2014-01-01

121

Professional self-concept of nurses: a comparative study of four strata of nursing students in a Canadian university  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study represents an effort to refine our understanding of measurement of professional Self-concept by testing a tool across various strata of nursing students. The Professional Self Concept of Nurses Instrument, developed in studies of Australian nursing students, was applied to samples of basic undergraduate, post-basic and graduate students in a Canadian university nursing programme. The findings suggest that the

David Arthur; Sally Thorne

1998-01-01

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Toward a Grounded Theory of Nursing Student Attrition  

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Attrition of students from a nursing program is a significant concern. It is even more critical now because there are not enough nurses to fill all open positions in the healthcare industry. It is predicted the shortage will worsen in the next decade as an aging society increases the number of people requiring nursing care. While increasing the…

Cook, Lenora

2010-01-01

123

Implementation of Simulated Learning Experiences for Baccalaureate Pediatric Nursing Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the development and implementation of simulated learning experiences for baccalaureate pediatric nursing students at the University of Utah College of Nursing. Learning experiences include use of simulated human pediatric patients and a simulated electronic medical record and are included in both didactic and clinical courses. Objectives include demonstration of pediatric nursing skills, synthesis of assessment findings, prioritization

Lauri A. Linder; Nancy Pulsipher

2008-01-01

124

Motivations to nurse: an exploration of what motivates students in Pacific Island countries to enter nursing.  

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The aim of this study was to explore the motivations of student nurses enrolled in nursing courses across a variety of Pacific Island countries. The image of nursing, the desire to help others, family and friends in the profession, personal experience, security, travel opportunities and flexibility have all been identified as motivators for people to enter nursing. To date, what motivates students in Pacific Island countries to enrol in a nursing course has not been investigated. An exploratory qualitative approach using focus group interviews with 152 nursing students was undertaken. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis, revealing four themes: (i) helping others; (ii) 'making a difference for my people'; (iii) following in the footsteps of others; and (iv) financial and professional gain. In a time of health and nursing workforce shortages, developing a deeper understanding of what drives people can be used to improve recruitment strategies in the future. PMID:24093735

Usher, Kim; West, Caryn; Macmanus, Mary; Waqa, Silina; Stewart, Lee; Henry, Renee; Lindsay, David; Conaglen, Jo; Hall, Julianne; McAuliffe, Marie; Redman-MacLaren, Michelle

2013-10-01

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The emotional impact of nursing student attrition rates.  

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Nursing student attrition continues to attract political, organizational and social interest for a number of reasons including: persistent nursing shortages, the age profile of the current nursing population and the economic cost of attrition. While attrition in nursing students is not a new phenomenon, it is surprising that this issue has attracted such little research attention obtained from students who persist, rather than the experiences of students who have withdrawn from pre-registration nursing courses. The emotional impact on students who decide to voluntarily leave has attracted limited theoretical analysis, so a single case study design was selected to help explain the causes of voluntary attrition in nursing students within a School of Nursing and Midwifery. A semi-structured interview method was used to collect data from study participants. The study population was obtained through purposeful sampling and consisted of 15 students who had previously voluntarily withdrawn from pre-registration nursing programmes. The articles describes the range of emotions which many students experienced and the process of gradual disengagement which may precede student decisions to formally withdraw. PMID:19630206

O'Donnell, Hugh

126

Mental Health of Muslim Nursing Students in Thailand  

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The purpose of this research was to explore the mental health and well-being of Muslim nursing students in Thailand. Specifically, the study investigated the factors that impact anxiety and depression among Muslim nursing students. This cross-sectional research was conducted with a half sampling method of Muslim undergraduate students who were studying at a public nursing college in Thailand. From the 220 self-identified Muslim nursing students, 110 were sampled for this study, representing 14% of the total nursing students at this college. Results indicated a moderate prevalence of anxiety and high prevalence of depression among Muslim nursing students. Stress (? = .42) was positively associated with anxiety, while self-esteem (? = -.42) was negatively associated with anxiety; together this model accounted for 46% of the variance in anxiety. Self-esteem (? = -.41) and social support (? = -.17) were negatively associated with depression, while stress (? = .37) was positively correlated with depression; together this model accounted for 57% of the variance in depression. Recommendations were given to help train Muslim nursing students to be competent nurses with good mental health and well-being who will succeed and contribute to the nursing profession. PMID:22792481

Ratanasiripong, Paul

2012-01-01

127

The Experiences of International Nursing Students in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching nursing students with English as a second language (ESL) can be a challenge for nursing faculty in many English speaking countries. This qualitative study purported to answer the research question, “How do students with ESL describe their experiences in a nursing program”? to develop a better understanding of the reasons for their course failure.\\u000aSeidman’s Model of in-depth interviewing

Susan Sanner; Astrid Wilson

2008-01-01

128

SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION BY NURSING STUDENTS: PHARMACOLOGY IN A NURSING CURRICULUM - AN INITIAL REVIEW OF LITERATURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The safe administration of medications to clients in a health care environment is a responsibility of any nurse licensed to perform such a duty. For undergraduate student nurses within Australia, the process of learning safe administration occurs at various stages in their undergraduate program. The learning process generally involves theoretical and practical elements. The practice component encompasses student learning in

Kerry Reid Searl

129

Health Habits of Nursing versus Non-nursing Students: A Longitudinal Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Health Habits Inventory was completed at two time intervals by 71 nursing and 83 other students. Nursing students scored higher in health habits and improved significantly over 2 years, especially in such behaviors as eating breakfast, performing self-exams, reading food labels, wearing seatbelts, and exercising. (SK)

Shriver, Cathy B.; Scott-Stiles, Anne

2000-01-01

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The learning experiences of Taiwanese nursing students studying in Australia.  

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Increasing numbers of international students from Asia are attracted to Australian higher education institutions. For many of these students, English is their second language (ESL). This article describes the experiences of 21 Taiwanese baccalaureate and graduate nursing students studying at Australian universities. Using a qualitative framework, semistructured interviews were conducted in the students'first language. The Chinese and English translations of the transcripts were analyzed using thematic content analysis. A picture emerges of Taiwanese nursing students who, despite obstacles, found a "joy of learning" in Australia. They developed strategies to overcome obstacles to their learning and advocated greater institutional and faculty support, including mentorship, for international students. The findings reinforce the unique difficulties ESL nursing students experience and highlight institutional and nursing faculties' responsibilities to develop a curriculum framework that addresses the language, pedagogical, academic, clinical, and sociocultural needs of this unique group of international students. PMID:18174373

Wang, Chiu-Wen; Singh, Charanjit; Bird, Beverly; Ives, Glenice

2008-04-01

131

42 CFR 57.309 - Payment of nursing student loans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...309 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.309 Payment of...

2013-10-01

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42 CFR 57.309 - Payment of nursing student loans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...309 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.309 Payment of...

2011-10-01

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42 CFR 57.309 - Payment of nursing student loans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...309 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.309 Payment of...

2012-10-01

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Tracking students through program entry, progression, graduation, and licensure: assessing undergraduate nursing student retention and success.  

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In the escalating nursing shortage, nursing student retention and success (graduation and licensure) is a priority. The entry, progression, graduation, and licensure characteristics of culturally diverse associate degree nursing students (n=112) were assessed to gain insight into nursing student progress and success. In this retrospective study, data collection included student profile characteristics, academic outcomes, type of retention or attrition, program completion length, and licensure. The retention trajectory was distributed between ideal (26%), continuous (24%), and interim/stopout (25%). Attrition consisted of first semester failure (9%), voluntary (14%), and involuntary (2%). Descriptive and inferential analyses suggested several variables that influenced first time pass rate on the nurse licensing exam: course grades in three nursing courses, number of nursing withdrawals or failures (W/F), and nursing course grade average (NCGA). Implications for nurse educators are discussed. PMID:16920229

Jeffreys, Marianne R

2007-07-01

135

Nursing students celebrate their vocation with Blessing of the Hands  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus, has welcomed its new Nursing students with the annual Blessing of the Hands ceremony.Notre Dame Chaplain, Fr Lam Vu, and Assistant Chaplain, Fr John Neill, blessed the hands of each student individually. Fr Lam prayed that the future nurses would be filled with the Holy Spirit as they carried out their vocation

Elizabeth Fenech

2012-01-01

136

Nursing students motivation toward their studies – a survey study  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: This study focuses on Swedish nursing students' motivation toward their studies during their three year academic studies. Earlier studies show the importance of motivation for study commitment and result. The aim was to analyze nursing students' estimation of their degree of motivation during different semester during their education and to identify reasons for the degree of motivation. METHODS: A

Kerstin EL Nilsson; Margareta I Warrén Stomberg

2008-01-01

137

Characteristics Students View as Important in Nurse Faculty Role Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nursing students' views concerning the behavior of faculty role models were studied. The sample consisted of 75 senior-level baccalaureate nursing students, 69 females and 6 males. The theoretical framework for the research was role theory and Bandura's social learning and modeling theory. The Clinical Instructor Characteristics Ranking Scale…

Cooper, Geneva

138

Familiarity knowledge in student nurses' clinical studies: exemplified by student nurses in palliative care.  

PubMed

In this article based on a literary study, the form of knowledge named familiarity knowledge is examined. Although rooted in the philosophical tradition of Wittgenstein and Polanyi, the development of familiarity knowledge is tied in with clinical practice and particular patients and contexts while paying attention to the framework factors influencing the setting as a whole as well as with theoretical knowledge relevant to the situation at hand. Palliative care makes a backdrop for some of the discussion. Familiarity knowledge can never be context free and attends to that which is unique in every nurse-patient relationship. Both assertive and familiarity knowledge are needed to care for dying patients in a competent, sensitive, and truly caring manner. Mentors need to help students synthesize assertive knowledge and familiarity knowledge during their clinical studies to enrich both kinds of knowledge and deepen their understanding. Student nurses expertly mentored and tutored while caring for dying patients living at home become, for instance, less apprehensive about facing dying patients than students not so mentored. Nurses need to understand the complexity of nursing care to be able to see the uniqueness of the situation and approach the individual patient on the bases of experience and insight. PMID:22908430

Haugan, Grethe; Hanssen, Ingrid

2012-01-01

139

Cooperative m-learning with nurse practitioner students.  

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New technologies give nurse academicians the opportunity to incorporate innovative teaching-learning strategies into the nursing curricula. Mobile technology for learning, or m-learning, has considerable potential for the nursing classroom but lacks sufficient empirical evidence to support its use. Based on Mayer's multimedia learning theory, the effect of using cooperative and interactive m-learning techniques in enhancing classroom and clinical learning was explored. The relationship between m-learning and students' learning styles was determined through a multimethod educational research study involving nurse practitioner students at two mid-Atlantic universities. During the 16-month period, nurse practitioner students and their faculty used personal digital assistants (PDAs) to participate in various m-learning activities. Findings from focus group and survey responses concluded that PDAs, specifically the Pocket PC, are useful reference tools in the clinical setting and that all students, regardless of learning style, benefited from using PDAs. It was also demonstrated that connecting students with classmates and other nurse practitioner students at distant universities created a cooperative learning community providing additional support and knowledge acquisition. The authors concluded that in order to successfully prepare nurse practitioner graduates with the skills necessary to function in the present and future health care system, nurse practitioner faculty must be creative and innovative, incorporating various revolutionary technologies into their nurse practitioner curricula. PMID:20455369

Wyatt, Tami H; Krauskopf, Patricia B; Gaylord, Nan M; Ward, Andrew; Huffstutler-Hawkins, Shelley; Goodwin, Linda

2010-01-01

140

The School of Nursing The School of Nursing is pleased to welcome all prospective students and their families  

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The School of Nursing The School of Nursing is pleased to welcome all prospective students designed to introduce you to Nursing at Queen's. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity:00- NURSING INFORMATION SESSION (BOT B-139) Hear all about the nursing program and have your questions

Ellis, Randy

141

School-Based Health Centers + School Nurses = Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School-based health centers (SBHCs) and school nurses know that healthy students learn better. They share an important mission: providing preventive care for all students they serve, with the goal of keeping students in class learning. They both: (1) Educate students and families about healthy behaviors and nutrition; (2) Enroll students and…

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2010

2010-01-01

142

Nursing student medication errors: a retrospective review.  

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This article presents the findings of a retrospective review of medication errors made and reported by nursing students in a 4-year baccalaureate program. Data were examined in relation to the semester of the program, kind of error according to the rights of medication administration, and contributing factors. Three categories of contributing factors were identified: rights violations, system factors, and knowledge and understanding. It became apparent that system factors, or the context in which medication administration takes place, are not fully considered when students are taught about medication administration. Teaching strategies need to account for the dynamic complexity of this process and incorporate experiential knowledge. This review raised several important questions about how this information guides our practice as educators in the clinical and classroom settings and how we can work collaboratively with practice partners to influence change and increase patient safety. PMID:18232615

Harding, Lorill; Petrick, Teresa

2008-01-01

143

Effects of Accelerated Instruction On Students.  

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Results from a meta-analysis of 26 controlled studies on the effects of accelerated instruction on elementary and secondary school students are presented. The examination performance of accelerates surpassed the performance of equivalent age and intelligence nonaccelerates and equalled the performance of same-grade but older, talented…

Kulik, James A.; Kulik, Chen-Lin C.

1984-01-01

144

FAU Nursing Program to Host Community Health Fair Family nurse practitioner (FNP) students enrolled in Florida Atlantic University's  

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FAU Nursing Program to Host Community Health Fair Family nurse practitioner (FNP) students enrolled in Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will host a community health fair. Lucie West. FNP students and nursing faculty will offer a variety of health screenings, including blood

Fernandez, Eduardo

145

Nursing student anxiety as a context for teaching/learning.  

PubMed

Experiential learning in nursing programs includes role-play, simulation, and live clinical experiences. Anxiety levels can heighten during experiential learning as students attempt to gain psychomotor skills and transfer knowledge into critical thinking. Nursing students may experience anxiety that can interfere with learning and critical thinking. However, the presence of student anxiety can be used to initiate a purposeful caring transaction between nursing faculty and student. The caring transaction is a way for faculty to model both caring and presence, create experiential learning of caring by students, and lead students to initiate self-care interventions to manage anxiety through the nursing program and beyond. Multiple learning outcomes can be achieved as the students integrate faculty-modeled concepts of caring and presence into simulated or real clinical situations, reduce or manage their anxiety, and improve their clinical judgment and critical thinking skills. PMID:23065057

Hutchinson, Terri L; Janiszewski Goodin, Heather

2013-03-01

146

Teaching and learning care--exploring nursing students' clinical practice.  

PubMed

Care has always been a key element of nursing. This paper presents findings from research on the following issue: What opportunities and limitations do nursing students encounter when learning nursing care? The study has a qualitative design with field methodology and the study of documents. Six nursing students have been closely monitored during their clinical studies in hospitals, nursing homes and home-based nursing. The study shows that nursing students are likely to possess the potential to provide care for sick and unknown people. The motivation for their commitment to patients may contain an egoistical orientation and runs contrary to former ideals of the nurse's self-sacrificing altruism. Moreover the study shows that there is a potential in the clinical field and in the university college to reflective considerations on experience of care. While clinical practice often has focus on practical problem-solving and procedures, the college tends to focus on abstract theory. Both of these promote the privatisation and neglect of the students' experience of care. The paper concludes with a call for teaching and learning strategies targeting the use of nursing students' personal experience of care. PMID:19581026

Solvoll, Betty-Ann; Heggen, Kristin M

2010-01-01

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Assessing the attitudes and perceptions towards nursing profession among nursing students.  

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Nursing education is a challenge in a developing country like India. This cross sectional study assessed the attitudes and perceptions of nursing professionals and their desired future practices. The study was conducted using a modified version of Beliefs, Attitudes and Perceived Practice questionnaire among 129 students who were undergoing undergraduate nursing programme at a selected college of nursing in Bangalore. Data was analysed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Forty-four (34.1%) of the subjects agreed that they were enrolled of their own interest; 43 (33.3%) of them reported that they enrolled in nursing out of their own interest and also to improve their financial situations. Only 4 (3.1%) stated that they have to protect the rights and dignity of the patients. 45 (34.9%) of the subjects indicated that the nurse-patient relationship should be both professional and a relation of sympathy. Upon graduation 69 (53.5%) of the subjects preferred to pursue the nursing career, 36 (27.9%) in academics, 12 (9.30%) wanted to change the profession. Nearly 63 (48.8%) of the subjects agreed that social prejudice has a great influence on nursing students in choosing nursing profession as their career. An urgent need is seen in the area of educating nursing students regarding patient's rights. There is also a need to improve the image of nurses in the society to attract more number of students into this noble profession. Counselling and introduction to nursing course should be introduced by all the universities, to develop positive attitudes towards nursing profession. PMID:23534180

Poreddi, Vijayalakshmi; Ramachandra; Konduru, Reddemma; Math, Suresh Bada

2012-02-01

148

Textbook treatments and students' understanding of acceleration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ways in which the concept of acceleration is treated in physics textbooks is compared with understandings of the concept demonstrated by final-year secondary (n=30) and first-year university students (n=60). Some students' understandings are shown to be incomplete in ways that parallel misleading or inaccurate textbook treatment of the concept.

Dall'Alba, Gloria

2006-05-23

149

Personal values of baccalaureate nursing students in Turkey.  

PubMed

Value education is aimed at helping students develop a mode of reasoning, enabling them to make decisions and deal with conflicts on a daily basis. For this, it should firstly be assessment personal values of nursing students. The purpose of the study was to determine the personal values of nursing students with respect to certain variables. The population of the study, which had a cross-sectional design, included all undergraduate students (n = 525) attending the nursing school. The sample group comprised 397 nursing students selected from among the nursing students attending a baccalaureate programme in Turkey using the disproportional cluster sampling method. Data were collected utilizing the Personal Information Form and Value Preferences Scale. The personal values of the students were found to be moral, social, financial/economic, aesthetic, political, religious and scientific/theoretical values. The study suggested that the age, year at school and economic level of the family affected the students' values. Values influence behaviours that are an essential component of humanistic nursing care. They are integral to professional socialization, evident in nursing care and fundamental decisions that affect practice. PMID:23181953

Kaya, Hülya; Kaya, Nurten; ?enyuva, Emine; I??k, Burçin

2012-12-01

150

International exchange program: findings from Taiwanese graduate nursing students.  

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This study explored Taiwanese graduate nursing students' transcultural experiences in the United States during an international exchange program. A qualitative method with content analysis was used to analyze journal entries on perceptions of American culture, American nursing, and reflections on personal and professional growth written by nine graduate nursing students from Taiwan. The mean age of the participants was 32 (range, 29-45). Taiwanese nursing students perceived American culture as full of hospitality and patriotism, valuing human rights and social welfare, and favoring direct and expressive affection. American nursing was viewed as a combination of independence, confidence, autonomy, and knowledge, with caring being the core element, fostered by an environment conducive to patient care. In personal and professional growth, three themes surfaced: reinforcement of holistic care, nursing without borders, and lifelong learning and changing. American culture and nursing were perceived by Taiwanese students as a paradigm of Western culture valuing individual rights, autonomy, and independence. A caring and supportive patient care environment was a positive perception of American nursing; it was the desired practice standard that was lacking in these students' homeland. Overall, the exchange program was thought by these students to foster their personal and professional growth. PMID:15011191

Shieh, Carol

2004-01-01

151

Creating Career Ladders in University Systems: The Accelerated Associate's Degree Program for Unemployed Licensed Nurses at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the Accelerated Associate's Degree Program for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. The program, targeting unemployed LPNs living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, allows students to complete an associate's degree in one year. Fifty-four students enrolled during the first year and 50% of…

Melendez, Edwin; Suarez, Carlos

152

Feeling at hospitals: perspective-taking, empathy and personal distress among professional nurses and nursing students.  

PubMed

When facing a person in need, professional nurses will tend to adopt an objective perspective compared to nursing students who, instead, will tend to adopt an imagine-other perspective. Consequently, professional nurses will show lower vicarious emotional reaction such as empathy and distress. Using samples from Spain (Studies 1 and 2) and United states (Study 3), we compared perspective taking strategies and the emotional responses of nurses and nursing students when perceiving a sick child (Study 1) and a sick adult (Studies 2 and 3). Taken together, the results supported our hypotheses. We discuss the applied value of considering the relationship between perspective-taking and its emotional consequences for the nursing profession. PMID:23428365

López-Pérez, Belén; Ambrona, Tamara; Gregory, Jennifer; Stocks, Eric; Oceja, Luis

2013-04-01

153

Peer tutoring program for academic success of returning nursing students.  

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High attrition rates among students in associate degree nursing programs are a concern for faculty, administrators, and students. Programs offering academic and emotional support for students at risk for failing a clinical course may decrease attrition rates and improve academic performance. A peer tutoring program was developed for returning nursing students who were unsuccessful in a previous clinical course. Peer tutors met with returning students weekly to review course work, complete case studies and practice NCLEX questions. Trusting, supportive relationships developed among students and a significant increase in grades was noted at the end of the course for 79% of students. Implementation of peer tutoring was beneficial for returning students, tutors, and the nursing program and may be valuable in other courses where academic achievement is a concern. PMID:23189512

Bryer, Jennifer

2012-01-01

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A Pilot Study To Measure the Caring Efficacy of Baccalaureate Nursing Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of the Coates Caring Efficacy Scale for 193 preentry to final-semester nursing students indicated that mean scores were higher than in Coates' sample of novice student nurses. Students were able to articulate the role of caring in nursing. Even preentry students scored well, suggesting that factors other than nursing education contribute…

Sadler, Judith

2003-01-01

155

An evaluation of Swedish nurse students' calculating ability in relation to their earlier educational background  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are no formal demands ofmathematical skills and knowledge for students in Sweden who are admitted to schools of nursing. In order to investigate these abilities in beginner nurse students a mathematics test was given. Average test scores are presented in relation to the students' educational background before they enter the nursing programme. Students coming from the two-year integrated nurse

Inez D. Kapborg

1995-01-01

156

The experiences of international nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program.  

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International students, especially those with English as a second language (ESL), can have difficulty adjusting to university life in the United States and successfully completing the demands of a nursing program. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of international nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program. Eight female Nigerian nursing students aged 25 to 48 who had been in the United States from 5 to 20 years were interviewed. Most (75 per cent) had some prior college experience, but only two had a baccalaureate degree. The data was analyzed by using a multifunctional computer software program and three themes emerged: social isolation, resolved attitudes, and persistence despite perceived obstacles. Factors contributing to each theme explained how these students progressed from their social isolation to their resolved attitudes. Their progression was marked by an acceptance of antagonistic attitudes found in the program and their development of persistence despite perceived obstacles. Their persistence was the impetus to achieve their overall goal of graduating from the program. Implications for nursing faculty include assisting these students through social and academic transitions and nursing administrators' provision of fiscal and support resources to facilitate effective integration of international students into the nursing program and the community. PMID:12244539

Sanner, Susan; Wilson, Astrid H; Samson, Linda F

2002-01-01

157

A pilot data collecting exercise on stress and nursing students.  

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This article discusses the lessons learned from a small pilot study exploring the link between the working environment and occupational stress among groups of nursing students. A comparative descriptive design was adopted to examine, describe and compare the two variables (sources and frequency) in three groups of nursing students. The sample comprised 90 students from one large inner-city school of nursing in London. The Expanded Nursing Stress Scale questionnaires were used to collect the data. The main findings suggest that the adult, child and mental health branch students were similar with respect to overall frequency of occupational stress. Areas of commonality and variability in the sources of stress perceived by the three groups of students were identified. A pilot study is a crucial element of a good study design. Areas of concern, lessons learned and suggested refinements were identified. PMID:16509434

Por, Jitna

158

Access to Nursing Education by Disabled Students: Rights and Duties of Nursing Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act in Britain that outline duties of educational institutions not to discriminate against students and applicants with disabilities and to make reasonable accommodations. Urges nursing stakeholders to learn the rules of the game of access to nursing education. (Contains 46 references.) (SK)

Konur, Ozcan

2002-01-01

159

"You Have to Know Why": The Influence of Different Curricula on Nursing Students' Perceptions of Nursing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need in modern healthcare for professionals who are self-directed and autonomous has increased in recent decades. Problem-based learning is spreading in nursing education as one strategy for meeting these demands. This article deals with the relationship between the design and execution of nursing education curricula and students'…

Fredholm Nilsson, Angelica; Silen, Charlotte

2010-01-01

160

Computer Competency of Nursing Students at a University in Thailand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the past years, computer and information technology has been rapidly integrated into the education and healthcare fields. In the 21st century, computers are more powerful than ever, and are used in all aspects of nursing, including education, practice, policy, and research. Consequently, student nurses will need to utilize computer…

Niyomkar, Srimana

2012-01-01

161

Identifying Maths Anxiety in Student Nurses and Focusing Remedial Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maths anxiety interferes with maths cognition and thereby increases the risk of maths errors. To initiate strategies for preventing anxiety-related errors progressing into nursing practice, this study explored the hypothesis that student nurses experience high maths anxiety in association with poor maths performance, and that high maths anxiety is…

Bull, Heather

2009-01-01

162

Attitudes toward Poverty of Upper Midwestern Baccalaureate Nursing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poverty is widespread and its consequence of poorer health increases the likelihood that nurses will provide care for poor clients and their families in many health care settings. Although the importance of understanding attitudes toward the poor is recognized, there have been few studies of attitudes of nursing students. The purpose of this…

Randall, Rebecca

2009-01-01

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Influencing undergraduate nursing students' attitudes toward mental health nursing: acknowledging the role of theory.  

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Most research designed to explore undergraduate nursing students' attitudes towards mental health nursing tends to uphold clinical experience as the decisive factor, with much less attention paid to the theoretical component. This paper presents the findings of a state-wide study conducted with undergraduate nursing students in Victoria, Australia. A pre- and post-test design was used to measure students' attitudes toward people with a mental illness and toward mental health nursing and their sense of preparedness for mental health practice. A questionnaire was administered at two time points; the first time point was following completion of the mental health nursing theoretical component, and the second was following the completion of clinical experience. An additional scale was added at the second time point to evaluate students' opinions about their clinical placement. The findings indicated significantly different attitudes and opinions depending on the university students attended. The amount of theory undertaken in the course accounts for some, but not all, of this variance. However, generally the students taking courses with a larger theoretical component tended to demonstrate higher scores (suggestive of more favourable attitudes) on all of the subscales, and that these differences were sustained following the completion of the clinical placement. These findings suggest that the amount of theory students receive in mental health nursing may be more influential than the relevant literature suggests. PMID:19148820

Happell, Brenda

2009-01-01

164

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Truman State University  

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Community Mental Health 5 NU 485 Rural Public Health 5 NU 480 Prof. Nursing Leadership 3 Total 14 46 Nursing & Physiology II 4 BIOL 353 Pathophysiology 3 PHRE 188 Ethics 3 PSYC 166 General Psychology 3 Math 156: College 1 Spring 1 NU 350 Adult Health Nursing I 6 NU 351 Adult Health Nursing II 5 NU 385 Child

Gering, Jon C.

165

Perceived Readiness for Practice of Senior Baccalaureate Nursing Students  

E-print Network

Nursing education is designed to assist students to become beginning practitioners and clinical experiences are essential to this process. As competition for clinical sites increases, educators need to establish best practices of clinical...

Reagor, Janet

2010-04-20

166

Supporting Nursing Students with Learning Disabilities: A Metacognitive Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses diagnosis, intervention, and accommodation from a metacognitive perspective for students with learning disabilities. Identifies curriculum issues for nursing education and gives examples of modifications in classroom and clinical settings. (SK)

Ijiri, Lisa; Kudzma, Elizabeth C.

2000-01-01

167

Collaborative Learning Experiences for Nursing Students in Environmental Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An environmental health learning experience involved collaborative activities of graduate public health and undergraduate nursing students. Pre/postcourse measures (n=31) showed increased awareness of issues and competence in interdisciplinary teamwork. (Contains 13 references.) (SK)

Wright, Dolores J.

2003-01-01

168

Strategic analyses in nursing schools: attracting, educating, and graduating more nursing students: part 2-stakeholder analysis.  

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As mentioned in part I of our research, the shortage of nurses in the United States remains a persistent problem. Faced with this reality, nursing programs in colleges and universities continue to struggle to expand enrollment levels to meet the spiraling demand. In this part II of our research, we used another familiar tool in strategic management, stakeholder analysis, as one of the steps to discover ways to capitalize on stakeholder relations in a way that draws more students to the profession of nursing. As was the case in part I of our 2-part research, in a 2-round modified Delphi survey, chief administrators of schools of nursing identify those groups who are most influenced by schools of nursing and those groups who have the most influence over schools of nursing. PMID:19011415

Crow, Stephen M; Hartman, Sandra J; Mahesh, Sathiadev; McLendon, Christy L; Henson, Steve W; Jacques, Paul H

2008-01-01

169

Student Civility in Nursing Programs: A National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In survey responses from 409 of 611 nursing schools, all respondents identified student disruptive behaviors, including inattentiveness, attendance problems, and lateness; 24.8% cited objectionable physical contact of teachers by students; and 42.8% reported verbal abuse of clinical instructors by students. (SK)

Lashley, Felissa R.; de Meneses, Mary

2001-01-01

170

Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions regarding factors that affect math abilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A review of the nursing literature reveals many undergraduate nursing students lack proficiency with basic mathematical skills, those necessary for safe medication preparation and administration. Few studies exploring the phenomenon from the undergraduate nursing student perspective are reported in the nursing literature. The purpose of this study was to explore undergraduate nursing students’ perceptions of math abilities, factors that affect math abilities, the use of math in nursing, and the extent to which specific math skills were addressed throughout a nursing curriculum. Polya’s Model for Problem Solving and the Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Affective Domain served as the theoretical background for the study. Qualitative and quantitative methods were utilized to obtain data from a purposive sample of undergraduate nursing students from a private university in western Pennsylvania. Participants were selected based on the proficiency level with math skills, as determined by a score on the Elsevier’s HESI™ Admission Assessment (A2) Exam, Math Portion. Ten students from the “Excellent” benchmark group and eleven students from the “Needing Additional Assistance or Improvement” benchmark group participated in one-on-one, semi-structured interviews, and completed a 25-item, 4-point Likert scale survey that rated confidence levels with specific math skills and the extent to which these skills were perceived to be addressed in the nursing curriculum. Responses from the two benchmark groups were compared and contrasted. Eight themes emerged from the qualitative data. Findings related to mathematical approach and confidence levels with specific math skills were determined to be statistically significant.

Pyo, Katrina A.

171

NHS job applications: a guide for nursing students.  

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For nursing students approaching the end of their training, securing a job, possibly within the NHS, is the next step in their career. This article discusses how an NHS job application should be completed. It outlines the most important sections in a typical application form and explains what the potential employer is looking for, offering advice on how nursing students can demonstrate that they have the relevant skills, knowledge or experience. An awareness of current professional nursing issues and how these might affect patient care is essential, and particular areas of interest will be discussed. PMID:21894675

Potterton, Joan

172

Professional values, self-esteem, and ethical confidence of baccalaureate nursing students.  

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Professional identity and competent ethical behaviors of nursing students are commonly developed through curricular inclusion of professional nursing values education. Despite the enactment of this approach, nursing students continue to express difficulty in managing ethical conflicts encountered in their practice. This descriptive correlational study explores the relationships between professional nursing values, self-esteem, and ethical decision making among senior baccalaureate nursing students. A convenience sample of 47 senior nursing students from the United States were surveyed for their level of internalized professional nursing values (Revised Professional Nursing Values Scale), level of self-esteem (Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale), and perceived level of confidence in ethical decision making. A significant positive relationship (p < 0.05) was found between nursing students' professional nursing values and levels of self-esteem. The results of this study can be useful to nursing educators whose efforts are focused on promoting professional identity development and competent ethical behaviors of future nurses. PMID:23166146

Iacobucci, Trisha A; Daly, Barbara J; Lindell, Debbie; Griffin, Mary Quinn

2013-06-01

173

Learning to think like a nurse: the development of clinical judgment in nursing students.  

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The purpose of this project was to examine the clinical judgment and reasoning skills of nursing students in high-fidelity simulation. Two levels of students (N = 104), novices and those who are slightly more advanced, participated in individual videotaped simulations. Afterward, interviews were conducted to explore what the student was thinking and feeling during simulation. Five themes emerged from the interviews: thinking like a nurse, assessment, looking for answers, communication, and magical or reflective thinking. There was a clear distinction in the reasoning skills of the novice students compared with students with more clinical experience. Tanner's model of clinical judgment in nursing is used to understand the findings of the study. PMID:25199107

Ashley, Jane; Stamp, Kelly

2014-09-01

174

Advancing Information and Communication Technology Knowledge for Undergraduate Nursing Students  

PubMed Central

Nursing is a dynamic profession; for registered nurses their role is increasingly requiring greater information process understanding and the effective management of information to ensure high quality safe patient care. This paper outlines the design and implementation of Systems of eCare. This is a course which advances information and communication technology knowledge for undergraduate nursing students within a Faculty of Health and Wellbeing appropriately preparing nurses for their professional careers. Systems of eCare entwines throughout the three year programme mapping to the curriculum giving meaning to learning for the student. In conclusion comments from students convey their appreciation of the provision of this element of the undergraduate programme. PMID:24199114

Procter, Paula M

2012-01-01

175

Death attitudes and emotional intelligence in nursing students.  

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The aims of this study were to analyze the relationships between death attitudes and perceived emotional intelligence in a sample of nursing students, and to determine whether there are differences between different academic years with regard to both emotional intelligence and death attitudes. The participants were 243 nursing students. They all responded voluntarily and anonymously to a questionnaire that assessed the following constructs: fear of death, death anxiety, death depression, death obsession, and emotional intelligence (attention, clarity, and mood repair). Students' scores on fear of death of others subscale (p < .05) decreased significantly across the 3 years of the nursing degree program and increased significantly on emotional clarity (p < .05), a dimension of emotional intelligence. The multiple linear regression analyses confirmed the predictive value of attention, clarity, and mood repair regarding levels of fear of death of others. The importance of including emotional skills training and death-education programs as part of professional nursing curricula are discussed. PMID:23495536

Aradilla-Herrero, Amor; Tomás-Sabado, Joaquin; Gómez-Benito, Juana

176

Aspects of nurse education programmes that frequently cause stress to nursing students – fact-finding sample survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined reported stress in 12 areas commonly reported to cause stress to nursing students. A questionnaire was distributed to 110 third-year nursing students, and the results indicate that stress exists for students in both the clinical and academic aspects of the programme. Financial constraints and academic-related concerns emerged as the most stressful areas for the students. A third

Fiona Timmins; M. Kaliszer

2002-01-01

177

Stressors, academic performance, and learned resourcefulness in baccalaureate nursing students.  

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High stress levels in nursing students may affect memory, concentration, and problem-solving ability, and may lead to decreased learning, coping, academic performance, and retention. College students with higher levels of learned resourcefulness develop greater self-confidence, motivation, and academic persistence, and are less likely to become anxious, depressed, and frustrated, but no studies specifically involve nursing students. This explanatory correlational study used Gadzella's Student-life Stress Inventory (SSI) and Rosenbaum's Self Control Scale (SCS) to explore learned resourcefulness, stressors, and academic performance in 53 baccalaureate nursing students. High levels of personal and academic stressors were evident, but not significant predictors of academic performance (p = .90). Age was a significant predictor of academic performance (p = < .01) and males and African-American/Black participants had higher learned resourcefulness scores than females and Caucasians. Studies in larger, more diverse samples are necessary to validate these findings. PMID:21291410

Goff, Anne-Marie

2011-01-01

178

Using nursing students to enhance one college's immunization program.  

PubMed

In New York State, all college students who were born on or after January 1, 1957, are required to show proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) before the 1st day of classes. Colleges have established immunization programs so that those students who do not have the required proof can be given the necessary injections. Often, our health service office does not have enough staff to administer the MMR shots during the registration period, resulting in long lines of students waiting to be immunized. In this article, the authors describe how one college used nursing students to assist with and enhance its immunization program. The 45 nursing students who participated in this project administered 694 injections over a 5-day period, They received credit from the nursing department for clinical time and all of the participants agree that the project was a success. PMID:11765250

Dozier, S B; Magaldi, M A; Kresse, E

2001-11-01

179

Assessing Degrees of Student Understanding of Acceleration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a study in which find out why students provide different answers to two problems that differ only in the representation of motion used. Two problems using strobe diagrams to present information about motion were selected from the Force Concepts Inventory [D. Hestenes, M. Wells, and G. Swackhamer, Force Concept Inventory, Phys. Teach. 30, 141-158 (March, 1992)]. The problems were rewritten using graphs to present motion information. and were given to students in a calculus-based physics course as part of a recitation quiz. Student performance on the different versions of each problem was compared. This data will be used to compare student understanding of both strobe diagrams and motion graph representations with student understanding of acceleration and velocity expressed orally.

Lea, Suzanne; Khoury, Bernard

2006-05-24

180

Minority nursing student success: A grounded theory case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There has been a dramatic increase in the nation's racial and ethnic minority populations over recent years. This increase is placing a higher demand on the health care industry to provide culturally competent care to these diverse populations. This challenge is met with yet another problem as the nation faces a critical shortage of nurses, particularly minority nurses. This shortage is only expected to worsen over the next several years. As schools of nursing across the country are being asked to increase the number of nursing program graduates, specifically minorities, they are confronted with a double edged sword as retention rates are decreasing, and attrition rates are increasing. This is particularly troublesome when many racial and ethnic minority nursing students do not graduate. This qualitative study was implemented to assess and understand the perceived educational experiences of racial and ethnic minority nursing students enrolled in a rural community college nursing program on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Eight voluntary nursing students who identified themselves as either a racial or ethnic minority participated in the study. Data were collected by: individual audio-taped interview sessions; audio-taped focus group sessions; and documentation of field notes. Participants also provided demographic information and were asked to provide a brief written response to a scenario regarding increasing the recruitment and retention rates of minority nursing students. All data were analyzed utilizing the constant comparative method. Results of the study revealed six different themes: personal support systems and peer relationships; college services and academic resources; faculty support; cultural understanding versus cultural insensitivity; personal attributes of self-efficacy/advice for future nursing students; and suggestions for college and nursing program improvement. After the major themes were examined one central theme, a grounded theory, was born. The theory proposes that when the minority nursing student bridges his or her personal attributes of self-efficacy with some or all identified support systems, this may be a conduit to fostering success in obtaining their educational goals as long as the resources are available, and a caring environment is present.

Mister, Brenda J.

181

The health-related behaviors and attitudes of student nurses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nurses are an important component of primary medical care, and patient education is a common and important role of most nurses. Patient education and positive role modeling by nurses have the potential to influence patients' life style choices and the serious diseases that may be affected by those choices. A greater understanding of the ways nurses think about their own health could help facilitate healthier choices for them and in their patients. The purpose of this inquiry was to examine the experiences, attitudes and beliefs of student nurses related to their personal health, and to investigate those experiences, attitudes and beliefs as they relate to their education, relationships, values and career choice. The purpose was achieved through phenomenological interviews with eleven senior nursing students, nine females and two males, encouraging them to provide in as much detail as possible their attitudes and values about their personal health. The interviews were tape recorded, transcribed verbatim, and phenomenologically analyzed. A thematic structure emerged such that the nursing students experiences were represented by the four interrelated themes of caring for myself/caring for others ; I control my health/my world controls my health; I have energy/I'm tired; and feeling good/looking good. The contextual grounds for the themes that emerged during the analysis were the Body and Time. This structure was presented in terms of its relationship to health education, other research and to current theory.

Vowell, Maribeth

182

The ethics of nursing student international clinical experiences.  

PubMed

This article explores the motivations for offering international nursing student experiences and the reasons students choose to participate. Students should prepare by learning cultural humility rather than cultural competency, and they should be oriented to the ethical responsibility implicit in caring for those in developing countries. Programs that provide these experiences need to be developed with an eye to sustainability so the lives of those receiving care will be enriched after the students go home. PMID:19208054

Levi, Amy

2009-01-01

183

Flexible online learning options for graduate nursing students.  

PubMed

Students juggle multiple roles and expect faculty to accommodate their hectic schedules. By increasing our flexibility and offering graduate nursing students the option, within a single course, of completing course activities either fully online or blended, we increased student enrollment into courses that prepare faculty. Our approach also identified a potentially cost-saving strategy for low enrollment course sections. Results underscore the importance of ongoing creativity to meet student expectations for responsiveness and inventiveness. PMID:20975408

Parker, Elaine Barber; Wassef, Maureen E

2010-01-01

184

Moral judgment competence of nursing students in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the level of moral judgment competence in students of nursing at the University of Ostrava Faculty of Medicine, and whether it is influenced by the field of study, type of study, current year of study and age. The design of the study was cross-sectional. The survey sample comprised 662 full-time and part-time students of General Nursing and Midwifery. To measure ethical competence, Lind's Moral Judgment Test (MJT, 1995) was used. The nursing students showed low C-index scores (the mean C-index was 14.24 ± 9.56). The C-index was significantly influenced only by the type of study and age (p<0.05). Part-time students and those over 30 years of age had the lowest C-index scores. On average, the students preferred stages 5 and 6 of moral judgment, that is the post-conventional level. Due to the nursing students' lower C-index scores, methods developing ethical argumentation should be introduced into nursing ethics courses. PMID:22795743

Bužgová, Radka; Sikorová, Lucie

2013-10-01

185

[Teaching and learning in the clinical field: perspective of teachers, nurses and nursing students].  

PubMed

This is a qualitative research, which used the social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz approach. Its purpose was meeting and discussing the expectations of teachers, nurses and students about teaching in the clinical field. Nine teachers, eleven nurses and eleven students of the Nursing Graduation grade from a public university of São Paulo were included in this study. Data were collected in 2012. As the results showed, there are expectations about the link between theory and practice that clinical teaching can offer and also the desire that such instruction enable the learners to develop a pro-active and participatory attitude. The reciprocity of perspectives was evident and should be considered when academic projects focused on nursing education are developed. PMID:25271572

Merighi, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa; Jesus, Maria Cristina Pinto de; Domingos, Selisvane Ribeiro da Fonseca; Oliveira, Deíse Moura de; Ito, Thaís Norika

2014-07-01

186

Tensions experienced by student nurses in a changed NHS culture.  

PubMed

The ideas for this paper were generated supplementary to my undertaking a wider investigation examining what it was like to be a surgical nurse. The study followed the clinical development of four student nurses and subsequently analysed how they managed their role within the ward. From observations, a series of operational tensions or pressures extant between specific members of the ward team were identified. These tensions were seen to manifest either because students felt 'undervalued' or akin to 'a spare pair of hands.' For this reason, students directed many of their 'negative' comments towards health care assistants, as they felt this latter group of staff were 'taking away' their role. Conversely, health care assistants were observed directing their own frustrations towards student nurses, who were perceived as inefficient, uncaring or devoid of clinical skills. PMID:12173261

Wakefield, A

2000-10-01

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Experiences of Transfer Students in a Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program  

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Community college students who transfer to universities face innumerable challenges. While documented in the American literature on transfer, there has been relatively little published research on transfer in Canada. This paper explores the experience of nursing students transferring from three community colleges to a large urban university in…

Cameron, Cherylyn

2005-01-01

188

Group Experiential Learning with Undergraduate Nursing Students: An Interdisciplinary Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined an interdisciplinary, collaborative experiential group learning approach, in which undergraduate nursing students met in small groups led by counseling doctoral student co-leaders. Statistical analysis suggests that the teaching method lead to learning of group concepts. Discussion addresses anecdotal observations, limitations, and implications for interdisciplinary collaboration.

M. Carole Pistole; Jane Kinyon; Cynthia Bozich Keith

2008-01-01

189

Socializing Students toward a Career in Nursing Research.  

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Undergraduate nursing students at an historically black college were socialized to research in three projects: (1) collaboration with a community coalition on environmental justice, involving a large-scale survey; (2) study of compliance with a health advisory; and (3) 6-week summer immersion at a research university. Many students developed an…

Powell, Dorothy L.; Green, Pauline M.; Slade, Diann S.

2002-01-01

190

Using Multiple Technologies to Teach Nursing Students about Adoption  

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Technology is becoming increasingly more important in the enhancement of educating university students. Very little research has been done regarding how the combination of educational technologies affects test scores, compared to the use of one technology alone. This research article examines whether the post-scores of nursing students increased…

Harrison, Sharonlyn; Henneman, Kris; Herrera, Maida Y.; Hockman, Elaine; Brooks, Evelyn; Darland, Nancy; Kulik, Noel; Sandy-Hanson, Anika E.

2013-01-01

191

Clinical Knowledge of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Medical Students, and Residents  

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An extensive written examination in pediatric clinical knowledge has been used to compare pediatric nurse practitioners with medical students and residents in pediatrics. Results of the study indicate that the PNPs were comparable in most areas except clinical pathology to the students and residents, sometimes even surpassing them. (LBH)

Davidson, Margaret H.; And Others

1978-01-01

192

2014-15 Estimated Student Fees Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing  

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UC Davis 2014-15 Estimated Student Fees Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, M.S. Degree Program (for Nurse Practitioners)** CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.* NURSING AND HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP Summer Fall Winter Spring MASTER OF SCIENCE FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS 2014

Ferrara, Katherine W.

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Attitudes towards people with physical or intellectual disabilities: nursing students and non-nursing peers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim: This paper is a report of a study of the attitudes of Dutch nursing students towards people with physical or intellectual disabilities. - \\u000aBackground: Attitudes of healthcare professionals are a major factor in the rehabilitation and self-acceptance of persons with disabilities. Consequently, it is important that nurses develop or maintain positive attitudes towards people with disabilities during their education.

Klooster ten Peter M; Jan-Willem Dannenberg; Erik Taal; Gerard Burger; Johannes J. Rasker

2009-01-01

194

Returning to school: The challenges of the licensed practical nurse-to-registered nurse transition student  

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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) play a vital role in the provision of health care but have limited career mobility. Completing the LPN-to-RN transition option provides expanded opportunities and meets the need for increased registered nurses (RN). Returning to school presents many challenges, and this study reports the issues faced by students at a mid-Atlantic community college. Identifying challenges faced by

Linda Cook; Cheryl Dover; Michele Dickson; Barbara Engh

2010-01-01

195

Comparison of Efficacy and Age Discrimination between Psychology and Nursing Students  

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This study considered two types of age discrimination (youth and elder) and related scale scores for 108 psychology students and 81 nursing students. The current study found that although the nursing students had a significantly larger number of courses related to aging, both nursing and psychology students reported low levels of age…

Karlin, Nancy J.; Emick, Jessica; Mehls, Elizabeth Emick; Murry, Francie R.

2005-01-01

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Nursing students' perceptions of adoption: educational preparation needed.  

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Adoption is a worldwide practice; most know someone who has been adopted, has adopted a child, or has relinquished a child for adoption. Healthcare professionals will have contact with patients who have a connection to adoption. This study examined the overall perceptions, current knowledge, and gaps in a nursing curriculum as reported by undergraduate nursing students and offers insight into caring for those impacted by adoption. PMID:25296489

Foli, Karen J; Forster, Anna; Lim, Eunjung

2014-01-01

197

Perceptions of nursing: confirmation, change and the student experience.  

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Research has identified a number of negative societal perceptions of nursing related to gendered stereotyping, subordination to doctors, low academic standards, limited career opportunities and poor pay and conditions, and importantly how these perceptions may affect levels of recruitment into nursing. Focusing specifically on nurses, research has also considered the extent to which these societal perceptions are realities in their workplaces, and the direct experiences that contribute to attrition from both nursing courses and jobs. However, to date, few research has actually bridged the above approaches and considered the perceptions that nursing students hold as they first enter their education and how these change, or are confirmed, as a result of their experiences. In this context, the current study uses a combined questionnaire (n = 650), interview (n = 30) and focus group (n = 7) methodology to investigate the experiences of students based at two British Universities. The findings suggest that many students were surprised, yet not overwhelmed, by the high academic standards required of them and came to recognize and value the tremendous knowledge, skills set and responsibilities of nurses as they acquired them. However, their experiences reinforced both society's and their own image of an underpaid, overworked profession that lacks respect and has low morale. The findings support media initiatives that emphasize nurses' skills in order to influence public opinion. They also support a range of subtle changes in nurse education at the institutional level to make student life easier. Nevertheless, it is acknowledged that these may have a limited impact unless pay and conditions are adequately addressed at the national level. PMID:15288795

Brodie, D A David A; Andrews, G J Gavin J; Andrews, J P Justin P; Thomas, G B Gail B; Wong, Josephine; Rixon, Lorna

2004-09-01

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Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) Impaired Nursing Student  

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harm; and, to encourage and facilitate treatment for the student who is impaired due to substance abuse impairment in work/clinical performance, scholarly activities or student life. Substances covered to substance abuse and mental illness problems due to stressful situations as they try to balance work, school

Mullins, Dyche

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The Effect of Classroom and Clinical Learning Approaches on Academic Achievement in Associate Degree Nursing Students  

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While many students compete aggressively to enter into nursing schools, those who succeed have no guarantee they will be successful in their nursing studies, graduating, and passing the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN[R]). This study's objective was to gain a better understanding of how nursing students approach…

Carrick, Jo Anne

2010-01-01

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Dreams Deferred but not Deterred: A Qualitative Study on Undergraduate Nursing Student Attrition  

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A qualitative study using grounded theory was conducted to examine the reasons that a sample of undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students withdrew from their nursing programs. The sample consisted of 11 nursing students who left generic baccalaureate nursing programs located in an urban area of a southeastern state. A semi-structured interview…

Wells, Marcia I.

2007-01-01

201

Beginning Students' Definitions of Nursing: An Inductive Framework of Professional Identity.  

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Interviews with 114 beginning nursing students were distilled into an inductive framework of professional nursing identity based on their definitions of nursing. Multiple categories were classified into three themes: nursing as noun, verb, and transaction. Results show the extent of students' understanding of the profession. (Contains 21…

Cook, Tom H.; Gilmer, Mary Jo; Bess, Carolyn J.

2003-01-01

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20 CFR 404.1029 - Student nurses.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 404.1029 Section 404.1029 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND...from employment if you are enrolled and regularly attending classes in a nurses training school which is chartered or approved...

2012-04-01

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20 CFR 404.1029 - Student nurses.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 404.1029 Section 404.1029 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND...from employment if you are enrolled and regularly attending classes in a nurses training school which is chartered or approved...

2011-04-01

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20 CFR 404.1029 - Student nurses.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 404.1029 Section 404.1029 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND...from employment if you are enrolled and regularly attending classes in a nurses training school which is chartered or approved...

2010-04-01

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20 CFR 404.1029 - Student nurses.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 404.1029 Section 404.1029 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND...from employment if you are enrolled and regularly attending classes in a nurses training school which is chartered or approved...

2013-04-01

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20 CFR 404.1029 - Student nurses.  

... 404.1029 Section 404.1029 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND...from employment if you are enrolled and regularly attending classes in a nurses training school which is chartered or approved...

2014-04-01

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[Contract learning: effects of professionalization on the student nurse].  

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The reengineering of nurse training implies the implementation of self-development, empowering tools and a reshaping of the function of accompaniment during training which becomes a shared function. This work is part of a psycho-socio-educational approach of the accompaniment to self-directed learning and also in the field of practices of health and social work. This study contributes to the identification of the conditions of efficiency of contracting between student nurses, tutors and instructors. It aims to explore the interest of a triangular steering of the learning contract centered on the student's individual project and also the interest of meetings during training as triggers to a process of self-construction of competences. Moreover, the study aims to identify the effects of contract on professionalization. Our study reverts to the basic question of learning by contract as a pillar for the self-directed learning in an alternating training context. The empirical approach takes into account a qualitative study carried out with 15 people (tutors, managers, student nurses and instructors) in 3 health care structures and a quantitative study based on 78 first year students, 106 second year students, and 47 third year students at the same nursing education institute. The study shows that learning by contract is empowering and professionalizing, if the student is placed in favorable conditions of learning and contractual relationship. PMID:23671991

Jubin, Patricia

2013-03-01

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Ready for the World: preparing nursing students for tomorrow.  

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In 2004, a 5-year plan of international and intercultural education was developed by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) to help students become ready for the changing world in which they will live. This program is called "Ready for the World." The University of Tennessee College of Nursing in Knoxville has integrated many of the suggestions from this program into the undergraduate nursing curriculum to prepare students for the world by making the world their classroom. Intercultural learning includes both a solid base of knowledge obtained in the classroom and multiple experiences that involve cultural interaction. Experiences begin on UTK's diverse campus and expand to the surrounding city of Knoxville, including interactions with vulnerable populations such as the homeless or elderly persons, then to nearby Appalachian communities, and on to Central America. Many of these experiences are offered for credit in the Community Health Nursing or the Transcultural Nursing courses. The knowledge nursing students acquire and their varied experiences will help them gain cultural competence for their future nursing practice. PMID:19751934

Callen, Bonnie L; Lee, Jan L

2009-01-01

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How Do Dyslexic Nursing Students Cope with Clinical Practice Placements? The Impact of the Dyslexic Profile on the Clinical Practice of Dyslexic Nursing Students: Pedagogical Issues and Considerations  

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The safety of dyslexic nurses, and whether they are a danger to their patients, has been widely discussed. This empirical study sought to discover the impact of the dyslexic profile on clinical practice for nursing students. Two focus groups of third-year nursing students in higher education were set up: a control group and a dyslexic group. The…

Price, Geraldine A.; Gale, Anne

2006-01-01

210

Predictors of nursing student success in an Italian school of Nursing.  

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Aims of the study was To define predictor factors of academic success of student in an Italian Nursing School. The recent introduction of the first level nursing education at university in Italy primed many changes processes and required to think new methods and contents. The study was descriptive and retrospective. The setting is an Italian School of Nursing. It was considered a sample constituted by 2 three years. Academic success was defined such as the capability of the student to finish formative pathway in three years with a final mark >90/110. An half of sample (53.7%, 66/123) finished the studies in three years. Variables that more influenced academic success were age, nationality, admission mark, evaluations obtained in professionals and tutorship formative activity. To know factors influenced academic success provides some indications that should be useful to define "at risk" students for which to plan formative pathways and specific supports. PMID:21654861

Bulfone, Giampiera; Predan, Sonia; Zanini, Antonietta; Farneti, Federico; Quattrin, Rosanna; Brusaferro, Silvio

2011-01-01

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Using clinical nurses as preceptors to teach leadership and management to senior nursing students: a qualitative descriptive study.  

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The preceptor model of clinical education uses nurses to fulfill the role of 'teacher' in a one-on-one relationship with students. The current nursing shortage, however, places increased demands on nurses and threatens their continuation in this role. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to gain a better understanding of the nurse preceptor's experience. Five themes evolved during data analysis: (1) making it worthwhile for the nurse, (2) making a difference, (3) engaging in the process, (4) "I love being a preceptor, but..., and (5) accepting the role, taking responsibility. Making it worthwhile for the nurse included how nurses saw personal and professional rewards and benefits in precepting. Making a difference described how nurses felt they made a difference in student learning. Engaging in the process described how nurses created learning opportunities for students by being a good role model and protecting students from negative experiences. "I love being a preceptor, but..." identified aspects of the precepting role that were difficult. Accepting the role, taking responsibility identified the different people involved in the complex precepting experience; the preceptor, nursing faculty, students, and the nurse manager that all had to work together if students were to have a good experience. Findings can be used to develop better support for preceptors as well as more structured and consistent orientation to the role. PMID:17689423

Lillibridge, Jennifer

2007-01-01

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Reducing HIV Stigma Among Nursing Students: A Brief Intervention.  

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HIV stigma can be devastating and is common among health care providers, particularly nurses. The objectives of this study were to (a) assess the acceptability and feasibility of a brief stigma-reduction curriculum among a convenience sample of Indian nursing students and (b) examine the preliminary effect of this curriculum on their knowledge, attitudes, and intent to discriminate. At baseline, 57% of students had at least one misconception about HIV transmission, 38% blamed people living with HIV for their infection, and 87% and 95% demonstrated intent to discriminate while dispensing medications and drawing blood, respectively. Following the curriculum, HIV-related knowledge increased while blame, endorsement of coercive policies, and intent to discriminate decreased significantly. In addition, more than 95% of participants described the curriculum as practice changing. This brief intervention resulted in decreased stigma levels and was also highly acceptable to the nursing students. Next steps include rigorous evaluation in a randomized controlled trial. PMID:24569699

Shah, Shilpa M; Heylen, Elsa; Srinivasan, Krishnamachari; Perumpil, Sheeja; Ekstrand, Maria L

2014-11-01

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Violence against female student nurses in the workplace.  

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Violence, harassment, and bullying in the workplace are not new phenomena. However, the growing epidemic of violence in the health sector workplace is raising great concern among workers, employers, and governmental agencies across Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. National and international literature reveals that the prevalence of violence experienced by graduate and undergraduate female nursing students in the college and workplace settings is largely unknown. Moreover, the prevalence of violence is now recognized as a major health priority by the World Health Organization, the International Council of Nurses, and Public Services International. Even so, the number of nursing personnel affected by this problem continues to rise. A modified self-report online survey was used to ascertain the level of violence experienced by nursing students in their clinical placements. One hundred percent of those surveyed had experienced some type of workplace violence and the perpetrators were most often other staff members followed closely by patients. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Position Statement recommends that all faculty prepare nurses to recognize and prevent all forms of violence in the workplace. This research seeks to develop practical approaches to better understand and prevent this global public health issue. PMID:19187052

Hinchberger, Patricia A

2009-01-01

214

Reinventing the home visit for undergraduate nursing students.  

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The Family Outreach Project was designed to teach senior-level undergraduate nursing students how to assess, care for, and develop care plans for children with chronic health conditions and their families. Nursing students (n = 24) could attend one focus group conducted at the end of the semester as part of the evaluation of the America's Promise School Project. Responses were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Qualitative methods were used to identify themes. Comfort with the visit, professionalism of the students, and usefulness of the home visit to families was assessed. Analysis of focus group responses identified four major themes: learning experience, observations about home environment, concerns about having nothing to offer families, and difficulties with arranging and carrying out the home visits. Family responses (n = 10) supported students' perception that families were knowledgeable about their children's chronic health conditions. Families indicated that students were professional and treated families respectfully. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(12):696-698.]. PMID:25406846

Pohl, Carla J; Malin, Shelly; Kennell, Lynn

2014-12-01

215

Nursing student voices: reflections on an international service learning experience.  

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For the past decade participation in service and experiential learning in higher education has increased. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of BSN and MSN students participating in a multidisciplinary service-learning course in a rural, underserved village in Belize. Researchers analyzed student journals utilizing qualitative data analysis techniques. There were eight consistent themes found in the student journals. The findings indicate that international service learning opportunities increase students' awareness of their place in a global society and the potential contribution they can make in society. For the past decade, service and experiential learning in higher education, including nursing education, has become increasingly important. Simply put, service and experiential learning combine community service activities with a student's academic study for the sole purpose of enriching the academic experience. As faculty, we feel the goal of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education is to produce an educated professional who will become a responsible citizen. PMID:23367657

Main, E Eve; Garrett-Wright, Dawn; Kerby, Molly

2013-01-01

216

Reporting Misconduct of a Coworker to Protect a Patient: A Comparison between Experienced Nurses and Nursing Students  

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Purpose. Whistleblowing is the reporting of illegal, immoral, or illegitimate practices to persons or organizations that may affect the action. The current study compares experienced nurses to nursing students regarding their willingness to blow the whistle to protect a patient's interests. Methods. 165 participants were divided into two groups: 82 undergraduate nursing students and 83 experienced nurses. Participants responded to two vignettes that described a colleague's and a manager's misconduct at work. Results. The nursing students perceived the severity of the misconduct significantly lower compared to the experienced nurses. The nursing students also ranked the internal and external whistleblowing indices higher than the nurses, but the differences did not reach statistical significance. For each of the examined internal and external indices, professional experience was found to be significant in multivariate regression analyses. Conclusions. Even though nursing students perceived the severity of the misconduct significantly lower than the experienced nurses, the students demonstrated a greater readiness to blow the whistle, both internally and externally. Recommendations for handling comparable situations are offered. PMID:25379527

Mansbach, Abraham; Kushnir, Talma; Ziedenberg, Hana; Bachner, Yaacov G.

2014-01-01

217

The Lifestyle Behaviours and Exercise Beliefs of Undergraduate Student Nurses: A Descriptive Study  

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Purpose: Only limited published research is available exploring the lifestyle practices of student nurses. The purpose of this paper is to explore the lifestyle behaviours and exercise beliefs of Irish student nurses. Design/methodology/approach: A descriptive survey design was used. First-year and third-year undergraduate student nurses (n=182)…

Burke, Eimear; McCarthy, Bernard

2011-01-01

218

Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward the Aged as a Function of Death Anxiety.  

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A 139-item questionnaire was constructed to account for additional variance in the attitudes and behaviors of student nurses toward the aged. This study was conducted to examine the effects of death anxiety on the attitudes and behaviors of student nurses toward old persons. To this end, 150 student nurses were surveyed. Eight scales were…

Blackie, Norman K.

219

CONSTITUTION FOR THE STUDENT FORUM Montana State University College of Nursing  

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CONSTITUTION FOR THE STUDENT FORUM Montana State University College of Nursing Article I. Title The name of this organization shall be: Montana State University College of Nursing Student Forum of concerns or grievances. D. Assist in assuring adequate representation of MSU College of Nursing students

Dyer, Bill

220

Critical thinking of nursing students, graduate nurses and expert nurses in simulated clinical situations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Critical thinking is a thought process used by nurses for clinical decision making. This descriptive correlational study focused on the relationships among critical thinking, decision making and clinical nursing expertise during a clinical simulation. A mid-range theory was developed from the work of Benner (1984) and Paul (1992). As persons develop clinical expertise from novice to expert level, through acquisition

Cheryl Marie Martin

1998-01-01

221

Nursing Faculty Roles in Teaching Racially and Ethnically Diverse Nursing Students in a Registered Nurse Program  

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Racial and ethnic health care disparities continue to plague the United States, placing a tremendous personal and societal burden on individuals. A culturally diverse nursing work force can help eliminate these disparities and improve the quality of health care that is delivered. However, the nursing profession does not reflect the nation's…

Beard, Kenya V.

2009-01-01

222

Comparing Clinical Competencies between Nursing Students with Degrees and Traditional Students  

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Nursing students with second degrees have become the focus of great interest in the last two decades in terms of being an answer to the nursing shortage. They are thought to possess greater ability to critically think and engage in self directed learning behaviours, and possess greater motivation to master clinical skills. The purpose of this…

Williams, P. Renee; Walker, Jean T.; Martin, Tina; Northington, LaDonna; Waltman, Patricia; Beacham, Tracilia; Grant, LaVerne

2008-01-01

223

Emotional intelligence and its role in recruitment of nursing students.  

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This article considers the concept of emotional intelligence and how it can be used in the recruitment and development of nursing students. The links between emotional intelligence and the qualities of compassion and caring are examined. The ethical difficulties surrounding the use of emotional intelligence tests are explored and the value of using a variety of recruitment methods is emphasised. The article suggests that emotional intelligence is an ability which may be developed through nurse education programmes, even if not fully present at interview. The contribution of service users to the recruitment of nursing students is examined, suggesting that they offer some important observations about interviewees. These observations may be more valid than the insights gained from the use of emotional intelligence tests. PMID:23909180

Lyon, Steven Robert; Trotter, Fiona; Holt, Barrie; Powell, Elaine; Roe, Andrew

224

It's the anxiety: facilitators and inhibitors to nursing students' career interests in mental health nursing.  

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Increasing the rate of recruitment of nursing students into mental health nursing (MHN) is vital to long-term sustainability of health care system support for people diagnosed with mental illness. However MHN is not a popular career path; this raises questions about what attitudes and beliefs may divert or attract students to this specialisation. The current research involved a survey of undergraduate nursing students at a regional university in Australia to clarify the nature of relationships between attitudes (e.g., the value of mental health nursing, stereotypes of people with mental illness) and how they may be antecedents to considering MHN as a career path. Through a structural equation model, it was ascertained that anxiety surrounding mental illness leads to less interest in MHN as a future career and suggests that anxiety is (a) partly due to negative stereotypes, and (b) countered by preparedness for a MHN role. Beliefs on how MHN can make a valuable contribution to people's well-being did not affect interest in pursuing MHN. These findings reconfirm the need to reduce anxiety about mental illness by educational approaches that effectively prepare students for MHN, combined with challenging negative stereotypes. PMID:24350751

Happell, Brenda; Platania-Phung, Chris; Harris, Scott; Bradshaw, Julie

2014-01-01

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A multidiscipline exploration of college students' perceptions of academic dishonesty: are nursing students different from other college students?  

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As a result of the proliferation of technology, academic dishonesty in colleges and universities is on the rise and is a global issue. The problem of cheating behaviors in students is so pervasive that it is almost commonplace. Most students do not see their cheating actions as out of the ordinary or morally wrong. The process of neutralization is a major concern when students incorporate cheating into "normal" student culture. In a Gallup poll conducted in 2006, nursing was perceived to be the most honest of 23 professions and the one with highest ethical standards (Saad, L., 2006. Nursing tops the list of most honest and ethical professions. The Gallup Poll. www.galluppoll.com/content/?ci=25888&pg=1 (retrieved 30.07.08.)). With such a high ethical expectation of the profession, one would assume that academic dishonesty would be nonexistent in nursing programs. Yet it has been documented that nursing students engage in academically dishonest behaviors that they do not perceive as such. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and attitudes of academic dishonesty in undergraduate students and to determine whether undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of academic dishonesty were different from undergraduate students majoring in other disciplines. Results of the study revealed clear differences in student perceptions of academic dishonesty by disciplines they were majoring in. Students majoring in nursing most frequently recognized academic dishonest behaviors compared to the other students sampled in this study. PMID:19342132

Arhin, Afua Ottie; Jones, Karin A

2009-10-01

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[Problem solving abilities of nursing students: the experience of the bachelor degree course in nursing at the University of Udine].  

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The process nurses adopt to solve the patients' problems is known as "Problem Solving" in the literature. Problem Solving Abilities include Diagnostic Reasoning, Prognostic Judgment and Decision Making. Nursing students apply the Problem Solving to the Nursing Process that is the mental and operative approach that nurses use to plan the nursing care. The purpose of the present study is to examine if there is a positive relationship between the number of Educational Tutorial Strategies (Briefing, Debriefing and Discussion according to the Objective Structured Clinical Examination Methodology) used for nursing students and their learning of Problem Solving Abilities (Diagnostic Reasoning, Prognostic Judgment and Decision Making). The study design was retrospective, descriptive and comparative. The Problem Solving Instrument, specifically developed for this study and proved for its reliability and validity, was used to collect the data from a sample of 106 nursing care plans elaborated by the second-year students of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing of the University of Udine. Nursing care plans were elaborated during three times consecutively, after students had participated in different Educational Tutorial Strategies. Results showed that the more the students took part in a higher number of Educational Tutorial Strategies the more they significantly increased their Problem Solving Abilities. The results demonstrate that it is important to use Educational Tutorial Strategies in the nursing education to teach skills. PMID:19161705

Bulfone, Giampiera; Galletti, Caterina; Vellone, Ercole; Zanini, Antonietta; Quattrin, Rosanna

2008-01-01

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Patterns of Self-Disclosure among Mental Health Nursing Students.  

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Sample of nursing students in mental health (n=173) completed a self-disclosure questionnaire; results were compared with earlier samples (n=50, 25). The mental health group would disclose significantly fewer items to patients than to parents or friends. Results have implications for the care of mental health patients. (Contains 53 references.)…

Banks, David; Ashmore, Russell

2001-01-01

228

Can YouTube enhance student nurse learning?  

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The delivery of nurse education has changed radically in the past two decades. Increasingly, nurse educators are using new technology in the classroom to enhance their teaching and learning. One recent technological development to emerge is the user-generated content website YouTube. Originally YouTube was used as a repository for sharing home-made videos, more recently online content is being generated by political parties, businesses and educationalists. We recently delivered a module to undergraduate student nurses in which the teaching and learning were highly populated with YouTube resources. We found that the use of YouTube videos increased student engagement, critical awareness and facilitated deep learning. Furthermore, these videos could be accessed at any time of the day and from a place to suit the student. We acknowledge that there are some constraints to using YouTube for teaching and learning particularly around the issue of unregulated content which is often misleading, inaccurate or biased. However, we strongly urge nurse educators to consider using YouTube for teaching and learning, in and outside the classroom, to a generation of students who are native of a rapidly changing digital world. PMID:21036430

Clifton, Andrew; Mann, Claire

2011-05-01

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Caring for Students with Type 1 Diabetes: School Nurses' Experiences  

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This qualitative study used a Husserlian phenomenological approach to obtain an understanding of the essences of five experienced Taiwanese school nurses' lived experience of caring for students with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Audio-recorded, semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted. Data analysis entailed a modified method from…

Wang, Yueh-Ling; Volker, Deborah L.

2013-01-01

230

Social-Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Accelerated and Non-Accelerated Students in the Netherlands  

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Background: In the studies of acceleration conducted so far a multidimensional perspective has largely been neglected. No attempt has been made to relate social-emotional characteristics of accelerated versus non-accelerated students in perspective of environmental factors. Aims: In this study, social-emotional characteristics of accelerated

Hoogeveen, Lianne; van Hell, Janet G.; Verhoeven, Ludo

2012-01-01

231

Career Maturity of Students in Accelerated versus Traditional Programs  

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The authors assessed the career maturity of students in accelerated versus traditional academic programs. Students in traditional programs were hypothesized to be more advanced regarding their career decision making and development when compared with students in accelerated programs. The Medical Career Development Inventory (see M. L. Savickas,…

Borges, Nicole J.; Richard, George V.; Duffy, Ryan D.

2007-01-01

232

The cognitive style of nursing students: educational implications for teaching and learning.  

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As cognitive and kinesthetic demands on nursing students increase, so does the need for optimal learning environments. Witkin's empirically supported measure of field dependent/independent cognitive style assesses the manner in which students perceive and process information and classifies them along a continuum of field dependence to field independence. Witkin's Groups Embedded Figures Test (GEFT) was administered to 876 students enrolled in 10 health care programs. Statistically significant differences in the GEFT mean scores of students enrolled in the different programs were discovered. The effect size was moderate. Undergraduate nursing students scored higher on the GEFT than did graduate or RN-to-BSN nursing students. However, nursing students were classified as more field dependent than students in other health-related disciplines. Due to their cognitive processing requirements, field-dependent nursing students may be at risk for academic failure. Therefore, instructional strategies tailored to students' needs should be incorporated into the nursing curriculum. PMID:18557311

Noble, Kim A; Miller, Susan M; Heckman, James

2008-06-01

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Student nurses' attitudes and beliefs about breast-feeding.  

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This study explored the breast-feeding attitudes and beliefs of students newly enrolled in an urban university baccalaureate nursing program. A qualitative approach was used to conduct in-depth semistructured interviews with 12 students prior to their formal course work in maternal-child nursing. Four themes emerged from the data analysis: 1. Personal experiences are important in the development of breast-feeding attitudes and beliefs. 2. The students generally believed that breast-feeding offered benefits for babies and mothers, but the beliefs were stronger for those who grew up with breast-feeding as the norm. 3. All the students believed that there were barriers to breast-feeding in the United States that they identified as the societal view of the breast, dependence/independence conflicts, and concerns about intimacy. 4. The students identified an educational rather than promotional role for nurses in breast-feeding because of conflicts about personal choice. This study suggests that students need help identifying their attitudes and beliefs about breast-feeding and reflecting how their personal experiences influence breast-feeding promotion. PMID:16990123

Cricco-Lizza, Roberta

2006-01-01

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Nursing student caring behaviors during blood pressure measurement.  

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The purpose of this multisite, nonexperimental study was to examine, using a repeated measures design, the effects of a teaching intervention designed to promote caring behaviors as students learn the psychomotor skill of blood pressure measurement. Watson's theory of human caring and a combination of cognitive and connectionist learning theories were used as the organizing construct. Baccalaureate nursing student participants were videotaped and evaluated at two points in time while performing the psychomotor skill of blood pressure measurement on a role-player. Role-players rated the students' caring behaviors using the Role Player Survey of Caring Behaviors During Blood Pressure Measurement instrument. Between these data collection points, students learned about caring behaviors through analysis of a videotaped role-play and required readings. An evaluator randomly selected 10 student videotapes from each of the 6 baccalaureate nursing program study sites and noted the presence or absence of caring behaviors on the Caring Behaviors During Blood Pressure Measurement instrument. Pretest and posttest scores on both subjective and objective research instruments were compared using descriptive statistics and repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA). Students demonstrated a significant improvement in objective and subjective caring behaviors between the two performance examinations. The findings support further investigation of teaching interventions to promote the development of caring behaviors during nursing psychomotor skill development. PMID:18380262

Becker, Mary Kay; Blazovich, Linda; Schug, Vicki; Schulenberg, Cathy; Daniels, Jessie; Neal, Diana; Pearson, Gloria; Preston, Sara; Ridgeway, Sharon; Simones, Joyce; Swiggum, Paula; Wenkel, Linda; Smith, MaryJo O

2008-03-01

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The Level of Depression and Assertiveness among Nursing Students  

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Background: Nursing students are susceptible to a higher risk of depression. Recognition of depression, assertiveness and the relationship between them is important since if a relationship exists, probably enhancing the level of assertiveness can reduce depression in this high risk group. We aimed to investigate depression and assertiveness levels and the relationship between them in nursing students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Methods: The target population of this cross-sectional study was bachelor nursing students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, as the largest and one of the most prestigious Iranian universities. For selecting samples, the convenience sampling method was used. Having no previous information about classes, the researcher selected the students from the courses held while the researcher was present for sampling at the faculty and studied all the students willing to participate in the study in selected classes. The questionnaire consisted of demographic information, Gambrill and Richey assertion inventory, and Beck’s depression inventory. SPSS software, version 16, was used to analyze the data. ANOVA and independent samples t test were used for as appropriated. Results: 55.6% of students indicated average and low levels of assertiveness and 38.7% were suffering from mild to severe depression. Pearson correlation test showed a significant inverse relationship (r=0.314 and P<0.001) between assertiveness and depression. There were significant relationships between depression and interest in the field of study (P=0.001) and between assertiveness and gender (P=0.035). Conclusion: There was an inverse significant relationship between depression and assertiveness among nursing students. We suggest a cohort study design that can determine the effect of these variables on each other completely. PMID:25349860

Rezayat, Fatemeh; Dehghan Nayeri, Nahid

2014-01-01

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Attachment styles as predictors of empathy in nursing students  

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Previous studies have traced a relationship between the attachment styles of nurses working as in healthcare teams and their empathy which is an essential characteristic required of people concerned with managing relationships, supporting social events, and improving the of nurse-patient relationships. Since determining the effective variables in the quality of nurse-patient relationships in clinical settings is of paramount importance, current investigation is an effort to examine the relationship between attachment styles and empathy in nursing students. 260 university students (male = 130 and female = 130) were chosen as the sample of the study based upon specific inclusion criteria. All participants completed the Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ) and the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI). Data was collected and analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis with SPSS (v.18). The results showed that secure and insecure attachment styles have significant positive and negative correlation with empathy respectively. Based on the results of regression analysis, it was shown that secure attachment style is predicting 53% of the variance empathy variable, whereas insecure attachment styles are explaining up to 76% of the variance empathy variable collectively. The increase of attention to instructions that focus on empathetic relationships with patients and that are based upon the secure attachment style can result in positive changes in the area of nurse-patient relations and in increasing attention to medical ethics. Findings are consistent with prediction derived from attachment theory and add to our understanding of relationship between attachment styles with empathy in nursing students. The meaning and limitations of this study and suggestions for further research are also discussed. PMID:23908761

Khodabakhsh, Mohammadreza

2012-01-01

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Psychiatric clinical course strengthens the student-patient relationships of baccalaureate nursing students.  

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Psychiatric nursing teaches students how to engage and communicate with patients who have severe emotional distress. Nurses need this knowledge as the majority of patients encountered in hospitals are distressed. This study explores the impact of a psychiatric clinical course in helping students learn to relate to distressed patients. The study used a mixed research methodology to survey 67 baccalaureate students about their experiences in the placement portion of the psychiatric nursing course. The pre-clinical questions focused on students' anticipation regarding individuals with mental illness and how the clinical experience would affect them as nurses and as individuals. The post-clinical questions asked how the clinical experience affected them. The students stated that their time with patients had changed them. Ninety-nine per cent were no longer frightened of the patients. Students realized the patients were distressed and were glad to help them. This work sensitized them to the individual rather than the generic patient. It initiated a process in self-awareness, in sensitivity to the feelings of another person and in communication skills. These are steps in the development of an empathetic presence. The students recognized the need for these skills in all nursing. The authors recommend strategies to assist students in developing an empathetic presence. PMID:22413758

Ketola, J; Stein, J V

2013-02-01

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Swedish student nurses solving mathematical items with or without help of a hand-held calculator – a comparison of results  

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Drug dosage calculations can be worrying for student nurses. Every nursing education programme therefore presupposes knowledge of basic mathematics. A well-tried and validated mathematical test was given to two groups of beginner student nurses. The purp ose of this paper is to compare the results on the diagnostic mathematical test between student nurses who used a hand-held calculator and student

Inez Kapborg; Reine Rosander

2001-01-01

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A longitudinal study of baccalaureate nursing students' critical thinking dispositions.  

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A longitudinal descriptive design was used to examine nursing students' dispositions toward critical thinking as they progressed from the Sophomore II to Senior II semester in a baccalaureate nursing program in the midwestern United States. The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) was distributed during week 10 in the Sophomore II, Junior I, Junior II, Senior I, and Senior II semesters. Significantly higher CCTDI scores were achieved in the Junior I and Junior II semesters, but no significant differences were found when comparing the Sophomore II and Senior II semesters. No relationship was found between passing the NCLEX-RN, standardized test scores, and CCTDI scores. PMID:15719715

Stewart, Stephanie; Dempsey, Leona F

2005-02-01

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A collective case study of nursing students with learning disabilities.  

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This collective case study described the meaning of being a nursing student with a learning disability and examined how baccalaureate nursing students with learning disabilities experienced various aspects of the nursing program. It also examined how their disabilities and previous educational and personal experiences influenced the meaning that they gave to their educational experiences. Seven nursing students were interviewed, completed a demographic data form, and submitted various artifacts (test scores, evaluation reports, and curriculum-based material) for document analysis. The researcher used Stake's model for collective case study research and analysis (1). Data analysis revealed five themes: 1) struggle, 2) learning how to learn with LD, 3) issues concerning time, 4) social support, and 5) personal stories. Theme clusters and individual variations were identified for each theme. Document analysis revealed that participants had average to above average intellectual functioning with an ability-achievement discrepancy among standardized test scores. Participants noted that direct instruction, structure, consistency, clear directions, organization, and a positive instructor attitude assisted learning. Anxiety, social isolation from peers, and limited time to process and complete work were problems faced by the participants. PMID:14535146

Kolanko, Kathrine M

2003-01-01

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Absorption of nursing students: new immigrants in the general academic nursing programme in Israel.  

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Two years after upgrading its nursing programme to university level, Israel experienced a massive wave of immigration from the former Soviet Union. Previous studies have shown that Russian immigrants in general, and in nursing in particular, have several unique characteristics that need to be taken into consideration in planning curricula and absorption programmes. The aim of the present work was to update these data, focusing on the reasons new immigrants choose nursing as a career, their image of the profession and their satisfaction with it. The study population consisted of 302 students attending five major academic schools of nursing in Israel. Students were divided into two groups: new immigrants (less than 4 years in Israel) and long-time Israelis (more than 4 years in Israel). All completed a 30-item questionnaire of proven validity and reliability. Findings were analysed by length of time in Israel and year of study. Using a series of statistical tests, we found that compared with the long-time Israelis, the new immigrants came from a higher socio-economic/professional stratum (in their mother country), had a less 'technical' perception of nursing, and were attracted to the profession primarily for extrinsic reasons ('close to medicine', economics). Both groups showed highest satisfaction in the clinical domain; however, the difference was significant only in the long-time Israeli group, even though the new immigrants had rated this domain highest in importance. The new immigrants showed least satisfaction in the academic domain. These results could be explained by several factors: the financial and housing problems that accompany immigration; the higher proportion of married students in the new immigrant group; and especially language difficulties, which are multiplied in Israel, where mastery in both Hebrew and English is necessary. Of particular interest was the fact that many of the immigrant students had already begun or completed medical school in their old country but were forced to compromise their dreams on immigration. This affected both their image of nursing and their reasons for choosing it as a career. We believe these findings will help nurse educators identify areas in which they can help ease the absorption process for maximal benefit to both the students and the profession. PMID:9515622

Ehrenfeld, M; Shmueli, M; Henig, M

1998-01-01

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Comparison of Students in Three Different Levels of Nursing Education on Biographical, Cognitive Structure, Perception of Environment, Personality-Value Structure and Attitudes toward Nursing.  

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A comparison was made of nursing students entering five nursing schools (three diploma programs, one associate degree program, and one baccalaureate) in the Memphis, Tennessee, area in 1974 and 1975. The study was undertaken to compare nursing students in three levels of nursing education on five clusters of variables deemed to influence learning…

Zurhellen, Joan H.

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Nursing care plans versus concept maps in the enhancement of critical thinking skills in nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program.  

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Appropriate and effective critical thinking and problem solving is necessary for all nurses in order to make complex decisions that improve patient outcomes, safety, and quality of nursing care. With the current emphasis on quality improvement, critical thinking ability is a noteworthy concern within the nursing profession. An in-depth review of literature related to critical thinking was performed. The use of nursing care plans and concept mapping to improve critical thinking skills was among the recommendations identified. This study compares the use of nursing care plans and concept mapping as a teaching strategy for the enhancement of critical thinking skills in baccalaureate level nursing students. The California Critical Thinking Skills Test was used as a method of comparison and evaluation. Results indicate that concept mapping enhances critical thinking skills in baccalaureate nursing students. PMID:22856062

Sinatra-Wilhelm, Tina

2012-01-01

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Professional socialization of students in clinical nurse specialist programs.  

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Graduate nursing programs facilitate the transition of RNs to advanced roles through a complex process of professional socialization. The purpose of this study was to explore the professional socialization of clinical nurse specialist (CNS) students. Two hundred twenty-five students, representing 73 CNS programs, responded to an online survey. Both preprogram variables and educational experiences contributed to an adequate level of CNS socialization. Students' self-concept was strong, and they felt prepared to practice in the role, which was highly correlated with their perceptions of how well the program prepared them academically and experientially. Having a CNS mentor was positively associated with readiness to practice. Outcomes did not vary with cohort status, and online instruction did not impede socialization. These findings provide implications for CNS program advisement and design. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(11):631-640.]. PMID:25350045

Ares, Terri L

2014-11-01

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Evaluating dysmenorrhea in a sample of Turkish nursing students.  

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The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and symptoms of dysmenorrhea, its relevant factors, and the rate of seeking medical help in a group of nursing students. A total of 380 students were included in the study. The demographic data questionnaire, a Daily Menstrual Symptom Rating Scale (DMSR), and the Visual Analog Scale for pain (VASP) were used as tools for data collection. The mean age of the participants was 20.31 ± 1.10 years. Most students had experienced dysmenorrhea (84.9%). Menstrual pain was frequently initiated on the first day of menstruation (77.8%). The most commonly reported menstrual problems were irregular menstrual cycles (27.2%) and oligomenorrhea (15.1%). Only 24.1% of students consulted their physicians for dysmenorrhea. The participants who had dysmenorrhea had significantly higher symptom scores than the participants who had not had dysmenorrhea, in terms of decreased activities, tension, hip and abdominal pain, backache, headache, and fatigue. Also, having a sister with dysmenorrhea increased the risk of dysmenorrhea. Although dysmenorrhea is a gynecological problem that is commonly seen in young women and that negatively affects daily activities and school life, the rate of seeking medical help is low. Adolescents should, therefore, be educated and counseled to determine the underlying cause and to increase the use of an effective treatment method. Considering that nurses should be better informed about dysmenorrhea causes and treatment options, a study of nursing students was undertaken. PMID:24631318

Seven, Memnun; Güvenç, Gülten; Akyüz, Aygül; Eski, Fatma

2014-09-01

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Trial and Evaluation of Assertion Training Involving Nursing Students  

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Background The concept of assertion and conceptual/practical methods of assertion (assertiveness) training were originally developed in the United States and Europe. These principles were embraced and adapted in Japan in 1970’s. However, only a few studies relating to assertion (assertiveness) have been undertaken thus far in Japan, especially so in the domain of nursing students in comparison with other countries. The purpose of this study was to design and implement assertion training with nursing students and to clarify its effects. Methods The participants were all volunteers, invited from a class of 3rd year nursing students. Ten students (intervention group) participated in the assertion training comprised of five sessions in February 2006. Fifty-six students (control group) were participated only in the questionnaire. Both groups were asked to complete the same questionnaire twice, before and after the assertion training. The questionnaire measured levels of assertiveness, social skills, self-esteem, social support and satisfaction with university life. The results and variances, both before and after assertion training, between the intervention group and the control group were analyzed. The effectiveness of the assertion training was determined by changes in pre and post training questionnaire scores. Results The scores for social skills in the control group had a tendency to decline while the scores for social skills in the intervention group remained constant. Conclusion Although there were no statistically significant results in the intervention group, the present study highlights areas appropriate for further study. PMID:24174705

Nishina, Yuko; Tanigaki, Shizuko

2013-01-01

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The Lived Experience of Nursing Students Who Study Abroad: A Qualitative Inquiry  

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Nurse Researchers need to explore study abroad programs and identify their impact on the development of cultural competence and global perspectives in nursing students. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of nursing students who study abroad and to identify benefits and impediments that may be used to spawn future…

Edmonds, Michelle Lynn

2010-01-01

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Why Do Students Withdraw from Online Graduate Nursing and Health Studies Education?  

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Why do nursing and health studies graduate students who are enrolled in online programs decide to withdraw? The qualitative study reported in this paper investigated students' self-identified reasons for withdrawing from an online graduate program in nursing and health studies. The focus of the study was Athabasca Universities' Centre for Nursing

Perry, Beth; Boman, Jeanette; Care, W. Dean; Edwards, Margaret; Park, Caroline

2008-01-01

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Learning on clinical placement:the experience of six Australian student nurses  

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Concerns about the adequacy of clinical education in nursing courses in Australia have escalatedsince the transfer of pre-registration nursing education into the tertiary sector. This descriptive, interpretative study, informed by the tradition of critical social science, sought to understand the clinical learning experiences of undergraduate nursing students. At the same time, it fostered an active participation of students in their

Carol A. Nolan

1998-01-01

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An Exploration of Professional Values Held by Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Nursing Students  

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The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine the professional values of Senior Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Nursing students as measured by the Nurses Professional Values Scale, a 44 question questionnaire based on the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses. A t-test and ANOVA was used to reveal any differences in professional values between the two groups of students.

Tara Lynn Hayes

2006-01-01

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A comparison of an international experience for nursing students in developed and developing countries  

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Theoretical perspectives and approaches to transcultural nursing have been developed and there are different options for teaching transcultural care. The opportunity for nursing students to gain healthcare experience in another country is one option. This article reports a study undertaken in Northern Ireland to evaluate outcomes of a 3-month international experience for undergraduate nursing students (n=74) and to assess differences

Kate Thompson; Jennifer Boore; Pat Deeny

2000-01-01

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Perceptions of nursing undergraduate students concerning the human dimension in the learning process  

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This study aimed to identify and interpret the perceptions presented by undergraduate students of a Nursing course after internship in Mental Health. Twelve nursing undergraduate students at the Nursing School of ABC Foundation - Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil were interviewed. These interviews using a semi-structure script were performed and recorded in August 2004. Through Content Analysis, thematic modality, four

Simone de Oliveira Camillo; Ana Lúcia da Silva; Alan Jefferson do Nascimento

2007-01-01

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Medical and Nursing Students: Concepts of Self and Ideal Self, Typical and Ideal Work Partner  

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Dominance and sociability scores on the Interpersonal Check List were obtained for medical and nursing students. Results indicate a discrepancy between concepts of self and ideal self, as well as considerable disagreement between medical and nursing students about their roles on the physician-nurse team. (EVH)

Rein, Ingrid

1977-01-01

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Iranian undergraduate nursing student perceptions of informal learning: A qualitative research  

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Background: Nursing education is both formal and informal. Formal education represents only a small part of all the learning involved; and many students learn more effectively through informal processes. There is little information about nursing student informal education and how it affects their character and practice. Materials and Methods: This qualitative study explores undergraduate nursing student perceptions of informal learning during nursing studies. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with a sample of undergraduate nursing students (n = 14). Strauss and Corbin’s constant comparison analysis approach was used for data analysis. Results: The categories that emerged included personal maturity and emotional development, social development, closeness to God, alterations in value systems, and ethical and professional commitment. Conclusion: Findings reveal that nursing education could take advantage of informal learning opportunities to develop students’ nontechnical skills and produce more competent students. Implications for nursing education are discussed. PMID:23922595

Seylani, Khatereh; Negarandeh, Reza; Mohammadi, Easa

2012-01-01

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Baccalaureate nursing students' accounts of medical mistakes occurring in the clinical setting: implications for curricula.  

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Since the Institute of Medicine's landmark report on medical mistakes, To Err Is Human, was published, considerable attention has been given to training medical professionals about medical mistakes. However, little research has been conducted to explore the experiences of nursing students with mistakes made during their clinical rotations. If nurse educators are to teach nursing students how to deal with mistakes appropriately, it is necessary to have a more complete understanding of the types of mistakes nursing students make during their training, how and if they communicate about their mistakes, and students' perceptions of how prepared they were to address the mistakes. Greater knowledge in this area will help nurse educators better prepare nursing students to intercept and report mistakes. This article presents research results from three components of a larger qualitative research study that explored the socialization processes of nursing students in regard to medical mistakes. PMID:24512333

Noland, Carey M

2014-03-01

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Exploring factors affecting attrition of male students from an undergraduate nursing course: a qualitative study.  

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This article reports the findings of a qualitative study that investigated the factors influencing both the academic and clinical practice performance of undergraduate male nursing students at a regional Australian university. The impetus for the study evolved from the recognition that, despite increasing numbers of males choosing to undertake nursing as a career, attrition by males from nursing courses continues to be problematic. In a profession that is hallmarked by critical staff shortages, it was viewed as important to investigate reasons contributing to the attrition of male nursing students enrolled in undergraduate nursing courses. The informants for the research were eight male nursing students enrolled internally in the Bachelor of Nursing course at a regional university in Australia. Data were collected using in-depth interviews and written narratives in the form of a diary. Data were analysed using thematic analysis, the findings revealing that male nursing students face particular challenges from an academic and clinical practice perspective during their university experience. For example, themes identified from interviews and narratives highlighted the fact that there is a tendency for male nursing students to feel isolated and excluded from an academic and clinical perspective. As well as this, the informants in this study clearly highlighted their preference for engaging in the technical aspects of nursing. The implications for nurse educators are emphasized and from this, educational strategies are suggested to facilitate the retention of male nursing students in undergraduate nursing courses. PMID:16887238

Stott, Amanda

2007-05-01

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[Knowledge, attitude, and behaviors related to sex among teenage girls: a comparison between nursing and non-nursing college students].  

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The purpose of this descriptive, comparative study was to explore differences in sex knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors between teenage girls enrolled at a nursing school and those enrolled at a non-nursing school. A total of 792 students were recruited from one nursing school and one non-nursing school. Compared to non-nursing students, nursing students were more knowledgeable on sex-related issues, held more conservative attitudes toward sex, and had less sexual experience. We found also that the closer an intimate relationship was, the more liberal the sexual activities tended to be. Participants were prone to accept premarital sex, and cared less about the virginity of future spouses. Most perceived having a child before marriage unacceptable. About 23% (n = 179) of participants had intercourse experience, while only 30% of girls surveyed had used contraception every time they had sexual intercourse. Eleven students reported being pregnant, but none chose to take their pregnancy to term. The findings of this study show that nursing education may have a positive influence on teenage girl's sexual knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors with regard to practicing safer sex. This study also suggests that a comprehensive sex-related curriculum, introducing safer sex practices and the health consequences of unprotected sex, should be reinforced in both non-nursing and nursing schools. PMID:19319804

Tseng, Ying-Hua; Feng, Jui-Ying; Tesng, Li-Shu

2009-04-01

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Health behaviors of undergraduate African American nursing students.  

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Health experts describe lifestyle as one of the most important factors influencing health. Adolescents and young adults have been identified as a population that engages in high-risk behaviors. The purposes of this study were to determine the health behaviors of undergraduate African American nursing students and compare the results to findings from studies of other college students. A convenience sample of 214 undergraduate African American nursing students participated in the study. The Health Style: A Self-Test, a Likert-type scale consisting of six behaviors, was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics and analysis of variance were used to analyze the data. Over 80% of the sample had excellent scores for cigarette smoking, alcohol and drug use, and safety behaviors. Over 60% had good scores for nutrition and stress control behaviors. Fifty-one percent of the sample had low scores for exercise and fitness behaviors indicating they are taking unnecessary risk with their health. Compared to other findings, these findings were consistent in all areas except alcohol and drug use. Early identification of at-risk behaviors among nursing students can contribute to the development and implementation of programs by faculty that foster healthy lifestyle behaviors throughout the life span. PMID:10876466

Adderley-Kelly, B; Green, P M

2000-01-01

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Staff nurses and students: the good, the bad, and the ugly.  

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Elements identified by student nurses as impacting learning in the clinical learning environment were explored. A significant element identified by participants was the staff nurse. Strategies for improvement and increasing learning opportunities are included in the discussion. PMID:20860251

Koontz, Angela M; Mallory, Judy L; Burns, Jane A; Chapman, Shelia

2010-01-01

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak promotes a strong sense of professional identity among nursing students.  

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This is a phenomenological study that examined nursing students' perception of nursing professional identity during severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Hong Kong in 2003. The aim of the study was to find out how the impact of the SARS event might have affected nursing students in identification with the nursing profession. A total of 10 nursing students were interviewed. This study showed that the SARS crisis enhanced a reconstruction of worldview and affirmed the professional identity of nursing students. Central themes derived from the interview were (1) appreciation and sharing of nursing identity; (2) a sense of moral duty; (3) a change of worldview and feeling of self-growth. This study provided insights to nursing education that acquisition of professional identity could be enhanced through reflective appreciation of critical events such as SARS. PMID:15701536

Heung, Y Y Jenny; Wong, K Y Frances; Kwong, W Y Enid; To, S S Tony; Wong, H C Daniel

2005-02-01

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Influence of international service-learning on nursing student self-efficacy toward cultural competence.  

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One method of gaining knowledge, skills, and experience with different cultures for nurses and nursing students is through an international immersion program of training in language, culture, and community nursing. This article presents a qualitative and quantitative research study of the influence of a 2-week service-learning medical experience of a nursing student group who traveled abroad to Belize, Central America. PMID:25054475

Long, Tracey

2014-08-01

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The educational preparation of undergraduate nursing students in pharmacology: perceptions and experiences of lecturers and students  

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This paper explores the perceptions and experiences of lecturers and undergraduate nursing students relating to teaching and learning issues in pharmacology. A total of 14 focus group interviews were conducted at 10 university settings, which involved seven academic staff and seven student interviews. The focus group interviewing method was used because it enabled all participants to have ‘a say’, facilitated

Elizabeth Manias; Shane Bullock

2002-01-01

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Assessing outcomes of a study abroad course for nursing students.  

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There is little debate about the importance of preparing nursing graduates to provide culturally sensitive care to an increasingly diverse society. However, it is difficult for nurse educators to fit learning experiences that help students develop cultural competence into already full programs and create mechanisms to evaluate the results. This article describes a study to assess the impact of a study abroad program on developing cultural competence, including cultural awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and skills. Results from the Cultural Awareness Survey, reflective journals, and interviews illustrate how the study abroad experience influenced the development of components of cultural competence and might influence clinical practice. Results suggest effective teaching strategies to assist students in becoming culturally competent are experiential in nature and include role modeling, reflective activities, and group discussion. PMID:22616405

Carpenter, Linda J; Garcia, Alexandra A

2012-01-01

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Nursing students' evaluation of clinical experiences in a rural differentiated-practice setting.  

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This article describes nursing students' evaluations of clinical experiences in a rural nursing center that uses a differentiated practice model. The center provides clinical experiences for associate degree, baccalaureate degree, and master's degree nursing students. Learning objectives and student roles are differentiated according to educational level and reflect the practice model used by the nursing center. Student evaluations showed high levels of satisfaction for all three groups and indicated that experience at the center increased students' knowledge of rural health. Findings also showed that autonomy, independence, and a supportive staff are valued characteristics of this practice setting. PMID:12016659

Robertson, J F; Anderko, L; Uscian, M

2000-01-01

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Caring between nursing students and physically/mentally handicapped children: a phenomenological study.  

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Advanced technology has increased the life expectancy to age 20 for most chronically ill children. Consequently, nurses will be encountering an increasing number of physically and mentally handicapped children. Nursing students' discovery of the meaning of caring with exceptional children will help prepare them for interactions with these special children during their nursing careers. A phenomenological study was undertaken to explore 36 nursing students' caring experiences with physically and mentally handicapped children. Van Kaam's phenomenological methodology was used to analyze the data. Sharing the findings of this phenomenological study with nursing students is one approach faculty can use to help reduce their anxiety regarding upcoming clinical rotations with exceptional children. PMID:1335490

Beck, C T

1992-10-01

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Treating Nurses and Student Nurses with Chemical Dependency: Revising Policy in the United States for the 21st Century  

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For more than a century, the US nursing profession has been aware of substance abuse problems among its practitioners and student nurses but has generally dealt with the issue by taking disciplinary action rather than pursuing nonpunitive options. The latter course would allow more healthcare providers, following successful rehabilitation, to…

Monroe, Todd; Pearson, Frances

2009-01-01

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Clinical inference by nursing students and experienced nurses concerning harmful outcomes occurring after medication errors: A comparative study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Clinical inference is part of the clinical decision-making process and precedes judgment and action. It is an integrated response to patient cues and other evidence and a necessary skill for all nurses. The purpose of this study was to compare undergraduate and graduate nursing students' use of clinical inference in rating harmful outcomes for patients occurring after medication errors. The

Zane Robinson Wolf; Marguerite S. Ambrose; Heyward Michael Dreher

1996-01-01

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AIDS-related apprehensions among nursing students of Delhi.  

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Students from a nursing school of Delhi were surveyed anonymously using a self-administered questionnaire to explore various AIDS-related apprehensions and their possible reasons. The observations revealed that, majority of the students and their families/friends feared that these students were at risk of contracting HIV infection while providing routine patient care. A large number of students also opined that they would feel uncomfortable while talking, hugging, shaking hands, and sharing a room with an HIV positive person. The main reasons for their apprehensions were unsatisfactory anti-AIDS campaigning by the government, non-availability of sufficient protective measures in the health care settings, inadequate professional education related to prevention of HIV infection, and increase in HIV transmission following false sense of security due to excessive condom promotion. Findings of the study imply imparting factual knowledge addressing the concerns and removing misconceptions which influence attitudes and willingness of the nursing students to provide care to the HIV positives/AIDS patients, facts regarding efficacy of various preventive measures, and provision of counselling services in the event of exposure. PMID:10937297

Kumar, A; Lal, P; Ingle, G K; Gulati, N

1999-12-01

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Accelerated Learning: A Study of Faculty and Student Experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we explored faculty and student experiences of accelerated learning. We conducted interviews with faculty members\\u000a who had delivered the same course in 12 and 6-week timeframes, and we analysed a student survey. Students reported overall\\u000a positive experiences in the accelerated courses, particularly in the social aspects of learning, higher than usual motivation,\\u000a and confidence in their learning.

Nicolette Lee; Briony Horsfall

2010-01-01

270

A survey of California nursing programs: admission and accommodation policies for students with disabilities.  

PubMed

A survey study was conducted to investigate the admission and accommodation policies of nursing programs for students with disabilities. Surveys were sent to 130 Board of Registered Nursing–approved nursing programs throughout California. Sixty-five (50%) of the surveys were returned and completed. Of the major findings of the study, learning disabilities were the most common type of disability reported. Testing time accommodations and a quiet environment were the most frequently requested and received accommodations. Seventy-two percent of nursing programs reported they have encountered students with disabilities who do not self-disclose or ask for accommodations. Most accommodations requested and received by students were classroom related. Few students with physical disabilities were reported as enrolled in nursing programs, possibly suggesting that prospective students with physical disabilities may not meet the physical requirements for nursing programs. Other reasons for underenrollment of students with disabilities should be explored, as well as reasons for nondisclosure. PMID:23359899

Betz, Cecily L; Smith, Kathryn A; Bui, Kim

2012-12-01

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Physical activity and mental well-being in student nurses.  

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There is strong evidence that suggests physical activity can enhance mental well-being. However, this relationship has not been widely investigated in student nurses. A cross-sectional study was conducted to examine the relationship between physical activity and mental well-being in undergraduate student nurses (n=215). Physical activity was measured using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Other outcomes included self-esteem, anxiety, depression, life satisfaction, outcome expectations and self-efficacy. Almost, a quarter (23.8%) of the total sample, were meeting the Department of Health's physical activity guideline. Mean body mass index (BMI) was 25.0 with 40% being in the overweight to morbidly obese category. Self-esteem was significantly positively correlated with total physical activity (r=0.16, p=0.038) and moderate intensity activity (r=0.17, p=0.021). No other significant relationships were found between anxiety, depression and satisfaction with life and physical activity. Outcome expectations for exercise and self-efficacy were significantly positively correlated with moderate (r=0.17, p=0.019) and vigorous (r=0.28, p=0.000) intensity activity and total physical activity (r=0.29, p=0.000). BMI was significantly positively correlated with age (r=0.242, p=0.001), significantly negatively correlated with self-efficacy for exercise (r=0.257, p=0.000) and satisfaction with life (r=-0.144, p=0.041). Regression analysis showed that low self efficacy for exercise and increasing age were significant predictors of BMI with a small effect size r(2)=0.126, adjusted r(2)=0.112. BMI and physical activity variables collectively explained only 2% of the variance for anxiety, 4% for depression, 5% for self esteem and 6% for satisfaction with life. BMI was a significant predictor of satisfaction with life (Beta=-0.171, p=0.027). Participation in physical activity may be influential in improving mental well-being in student nurses. Promoting physical activity in student nurses has the potential to increase self-esteem and life satisfaction and decrease the risk of anxiety and depression. Further research is needed to establish whether this relationship is causal and exists in other student nurse populations. PMID:21871696

Hawker, Clare L

2012-04-01

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Using a modified team-based learning approach to teach nursing students about communicable disease control and community health nursing.  

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Team-based learning (TBL) is an active learning approach that is becoming increasingly more popular in nursing education. When nurse educators flip the classroom and use methods such as TBL, students are often more engaged and are active participants in their own learning. This article outlines how a teaching team in an undergraduate nursing program used a modified TBL method to teach about community health nursing. The traditional method of TBL is described, as well as limitations of this approach and recommendations for future teaching. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(11):651-653.]. PMID:25350043

Elliott, Shannon

2014-11-01

273

Achievement of generic baccalaureate student nurses using computer-assisted instruction simulations during a nursing review course  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of computer assisted instruction (CAI) simulations as an instructional strategy provides nursing students with a critical thinking approach for evaluating risks and benefits and choosing correct alternatives in \\

Suzanne Phillips

1992-01-01

274

Comparison of professional values of Taiwanese and United States nursing students.  

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Globalization is a part of modern life. Sharing a common set of professional nursing values is critical in this global environment. The purpose of this research was to examine the professional values of nursing students from two distinct cultural perspectives. Nurse educators in Taiwan partnered with nurse educators in the United States to compare professional values of their respective graduating nursing students. The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics served as the philosophical framework for this examination. The convenience sample comprised 94 Taiwanese students and 168 US students. Both groups reported high scores on an overall measure of values. They did differ substantially on the relative importance of individual items related to advocacy, competence, education, self-evaluation, professional advancement, and professional associations. Global implications for the collaborative practice of nurses from different cultures working together can be improved by first recognizing and then attending to these differences in value priorities. PMID:23702893

Alfred, Danita; Yarbrough, Susan; Martin, Pam; Mink, Janice; Lin, Yu-Hua; Wang, Liching S

2013-12-01

275

Senior nursing students' self-reported college experiences and gains toward liberal education goals.  

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The purpose of this descriptive study is to assess baccalaureate nursing students' self-reported achievements toward liberal education goals in college and university settings and compare them to norms for the general college population by measuring their perceived involvement in campus life and activities. At the end of the spring semester, senior nursing students from 11 nursing programs in the Midwest filled out the College Student Experience Questionnaire, developed by Pace (1984), which measures the effort students put into liberal education goals. Nursing students reported high involvement in academic activities, but little involvement in other types of experiences in the college; they reported significant progress toward academic goals like intellectual skills, but less progress toward liberal education goals like art, literature, and music. Nursing students were very similar to other college students (except for students in selective liberal arts colleges) in reported involvement in activities and made similar progress toward liberal education goals. PMID:7782882

Zaborowska, R

1995-04-01

276

Authenticity in Learning--Nursing Students' Experiences at a Clinical Education Ward  

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Purpose: This study aims to explore and understand first year nursing students' experiences of learning at a clinical education ward. Design/methodology/approach: The setting is a clinical education ward for nursing students at a department of infectious diseases. A qualitative study was carried out exploring students' encounters with patients,…

Manninen, Katri; Henriksson, Elisabet Welin; Scheja, Max; Silen, Charlotte

2013-01-01

277

Assessment of Professional Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes about Patients of Diverse Cultures.  

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The Ethnic Attitude Scale and Transcultural Questionnaire were administered to 152 bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students, registered nurses in transition to BSN, and masters's students. All three groups had low knowledge about cultural groups. The only significant difference was BSN students' understanding of such concepts as…

Bond, Mary Lou; Kardong-Edgren, Suzan; Jones, Mary Elaine

2001-01-01

278

Using Nursing Diagnosis to Describe the Clinical Competence of Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Graduating Students: A Comparative Study.  

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This study compared perceptions of clinical competence of professional and technical nursing students with the expectations of their nursing faculty by using a nursing diagnosis framework. Results of the study are reported and implications discussed. (CT)

Lee, Helena A.; Strong, Kathleen A.

1986-01-01

279

The lifestyle behaviours and exercise beliefs of undergraduate student nurses : A descriptive study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Only limited published research is available exploring the lifestyle practices of student nurses. The purpose of this paper is to explore the lifestyle behaviours and exercise beliefs of Irish student nurses. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A descriptive survey design was used. First-year and third-year undergraduate student nurses (n=182) studying at one Irish university participated. Data were collected by administering self-report

Eimear Burke; Bernard McCarthy

2011-01-01

280

In all required nursing practice courses, students are evaluated by faculty via the Collaborative Nursing Practice Evaluation Instrument. This evaluation instrument is available to view at  

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In all required nursing practice courses, students are evaluated by faculty via the Collaborative Nursing Practice Evaluation Instrument. This evaluation instrument is available to view at http://nursing.fau.edu/newnursingsite/handbook/forms/practiceevaluation.html. The instrument describes in detail the competencies of caring that are the foundation for the nursing program

Fernandez, Eduardo

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BMI, physical inactivity, cigarette and alcohol consumption in female nursing students: a 5-year comparison  

PubMed Central

Background Nursing staff are often involved in counseling patients with regard to health behavior. Although care promoting healthy lifestyle choices is included in the curriculum of nursing students in Germany, several studies of nursing students have reported a high prevalence of unhealthy behavior. This paper focuses on the behavior of female nursing students with regard to body mass index (BMI), physical activity, and cigarette and alcohol consumption. It describes trends through the comparison of results from 2008 and 2013. Methods Data was collected in two waves at a regional medical training college. First, 301 nursing students were asked to fill out a 12 page questionnaire on health behavior in 2008. The questioning was repeated in 2013 with 316 participating nursing students using the previous questionnaire. Results 259 female nursing students completed the questionnaire in 2013. 31.6% of them were either overweight or obese, 28.5% exercised less than once a week, 42.9% smoked between 10 and 20 cigarettes a day and 72.6% drank alcohol, wherefrom 19.7% consumed alcohol in risky quantities. In comparison to the data of 266 female nursing students from 2008, there were significant differences in the BMI and alcohol consumption: The percentage of overweight and obese students and the percentage of alcohol consumers at risk increased significantly. Conclusions Health behavior of female nursing students is often inadequate especially in regard to weight and cigarette and alcohol consumption. Strategies are required to promote healthy lifestyle choices. PMID:24742064

2014-01-01

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Developing students' time management skills in clinical settings: practical considerations for busy nursing staff.  

PubMed

In clinical settings, nursing staff often find themselves responsible for students who have varying time management skills. Nurses need to respond sensitively and appropriately, and to teach nursing students how to prioritize and better allocate time. This is important not only for developing students' clinical skills but also for shaping their perceptions about the quality of the placement and their willingness to consider it as a potential work specialty. In this column, some simple, practical strategies that nurses can use to assist students with improving their time management skills are identified. PMID:21627057

Cleary, Michelle; Horsfall, Jan

2011-06-01

283

Mathematics Acceleration of Highly Talented Students: An Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the precollege mathematics preparation of students with high mathematical aptitude, most of whom were highly accelerated in mathematics. The nature and extent of mathematics coursework and math-related activities and measures of student achievement during the secondary school years were examined. Students evaluated their precollege mathematics preparation in terms of course availability and

Elaine R. Kolitch; Linda E. Brody

1992-01-01

284

Get With the Program: Accelerating Community College Students'  

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Get With the Program: Accelerating Community College Students' Entry into and Completion for this is that many students do not enter a college-level program of study. This paper presents a practical method-time college students over five years using data from an anonymous sample of community colleges. The analysis

Su, Xiao

285

Nursing students' expectations regarding effective clinical education: a qualitative study.  

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This study aimed to describe the expectations of Bachelor of Science nursing students regarding what constitutes an effective clinical education. In this study, a semistructured interview process was utilized with 17 nursing students studying in sophomore, junior and senior years in training units of hospitals affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Content analysis was employed to analyse the data. Data analysis led to identification of three main themes: (i) appropriate communication and interaction between instructors and students; (ii) incorporation of both theory and practice in clinical education, with two subthemes, one being the presence of the instructor as a factor for reducing the gap between theory and practice and the other being evaluation based on appropriate criteria; and (iii) having specialized instructors, with a specific emphasis on the instructor's knowledge and motivation as important factors in learning. The findings reveal the significant role of mentors in providing effective educational and clinical experiences. Therefore, mentors must strive to develop their knowledge and clinical behaviours according to students' needs in clinical settings. PMID:25289734

Esmaeili, Maryam; Cheraghi, Mohammad Ali; Salsali, Mahvash; Ghiyasvandian, Shahrzad

2014-10-01

286

Relationships between Concept Mapping and Critical Thinking Skills of Vocational Nursing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The task of developing vocational nursing students' critical thinking abilities is one of the greatest challenges facing nurse educators today. Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) must be trained to think critically in order to provide safe patient care. Due to the expanded role and functions in the LVN's scope of practice, LVNs are making…

Carson-Davis, Shirley

2012-01-01

287

An Investigation into Staff:Student Ratios in Nursing and Midwifery Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the calculation of staff:student ratios (SSRs) in nursing and midwifery education in courses validated by the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (ENB). Data were collected from questionnaires mailed to all 108 colleges of nursing and midwifery and higher education institutions offering ENB-validated…

Procter, Susan; And Others

288

Relationship of Age, Marital Status, and Work Experience of Community College Nursing Students to Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To investigate differences in academic success due to age (younger or older than age 23), marital status, and nursing experience, a three-way analysis of variance was performed on the grade point averages of 1,435 female nursing students enrolled in 22 Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs in Illinois. The sample, representing over 90 percent of…

Frerichs, Marian L.

289

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING ORIENTATION REGINA CAMPUS NEW STUDENT AGENDA  

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to Nursing (NAPN) Heather Cote-Soop Health and Safety Requirements, Clinical Overview Maxine NewtonBACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING ORIENTATION REGINA CAMPUS NEW STUDENT AGENDA Tuesday, September 2 Dean, Saskatoon Campus-Chair 8:45 a.m. Welcome to the College of Nursing All campuses: Prince Albert

Peak, Derek

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Montana State University College of Nursing Prospective Graduate Student Preliminary Application  

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. RN Licensure I am currently licensed to practice nursing in the state of Montana. License # I am) 3. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree Specialty Sought: Family/Individual Psych/Mental Health 41 Montana State University College of Nursing Prospective Graduate Student Preliminary Application

Maxwell, Bruce D.

291

Pharmacology education for nurse prescribing students – a lesson in reusable learning objects  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The shift away from a biological science to a social science model of nursing care has resulted in a reduction in pharmacology knowledge and understanding in pre-registration nursing students. This has a significant impact on nurse prescribing training where pharmacology is a critical component of the course from a patient safety perspective. METHODS: Reusable learning objects (RLOs) are electronic

Joanne S Lymn; Fiona Bath-Hextall; Heather J Wharrad

2008-01-01

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Stress, depression, and anxiety among undergraduate nursing students.  

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Admission to a professional program marks the beginning of fulfilling a career goal. However, the rigors of professional education can be demanding. Stress, depression, and anxiety (SDA) can interfere with learning, affect academic performance, and impair clinical practice performance. Studies report a general increase in the severity of and extent of mental health problems among college/university students. The literature regarding nursing students' mental health distress identifies academic and personal sources of stress and coping efforts, with emphasis on the stress and anxiety associated with clinical practice. This cross-sectional descriptive exploratory study investigated levels of SDA among nursing students in 3 years of a university-based program. The association between quality of life indicators including known stressors, such as financial concerns and balance between school and personal life, and SDA was also investigated. Through an online survey, 437 participants from one mid-western Canadian undergraduate nursing program completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales and provided data on quality of life indicators and demographic information. Participants also were invited to provide narrative data about their experiences with SDA. This article will present significant findings including: levels of SDA; comparisons between our sample and a normative sample on the dimensions of SDA; and the results of multiple regression analysis identifying significant predictors of each dimension. Themes from the qualitative comments from 251 of the participants were identified and added depth and clarity to the quantitative findings. The predominant themes represented were: perceptions of clinical practice, coping, personal issues, and balancing school, work, and personal life. Implications and recommendations for curriculum design, ensuring students understand program expectations prior to admission, and enhancing accessibility to mental health/support services need to be considered. PMID:24200536

Chernomas, Wanda M; Shapiro, Carla

2013-01-01

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The lived experience of participation in student nursing associations and leadership behaviors: a phenomenological study.  

PubMed

The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to obtain vivid descriptions of the lived experience of nurses who participated in a student nursing association (SNA) as students. Nursing graduates from five nursing programs in Long Island, New York were identified using a purposive sampling strategy. During individual interviews, the themes of the lived experiences of the participants emerged: (1) leadership: communication, collaboration and resolving conflict, (2) mentoring and mutual support, (3) empowerment and ability to change practice, (4) professionalism, (5) sense of teamwork, and (6) accountability and responsibility. Recommendations from the study included an orientation and mentoring of new students to the SNA by senior students and faculty. Additionally, nursing faculty could integrate SNA activities within the classroom and clinical settings to increase the awareness of the benefits of participation in a student nursing organization. Recommendations for future research include a different sample and use of different research designs. PMID:23189510

Lapidus-Graham, Joanne

2012-01-01

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A structural equation modeling of the factors affecting student nurses' medication errors.  

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Across medication error literature, much attention has been given to incidence, types, causes and prevention of medication errors. Despite these efforts, medication errors continue to occur among registered and student nurses. Considering the numerous studies on medication errors committed by registered nurses, little is known on the nature of student nurses' medication error. This study employed factor analysis and structural equation modeling to explore the factors affecting medication errors by student nurses. With the participation of 329 junior and senior student nurses recruited from a comprehensive university in the Philippines, five factor dimensions of the causes of student nurses' medication error were identified, namely: In-violation, In-writing, In-excess, In-experience and In-tension. Results of path analysis showed an interaction among these variables. Additionally, poor adherence to the "five rights" was identified as an important mediator between In-violation, In-writing, In-excess, In-experience and In-tension and student nurses' medication error. By developing a model to explain how student nurses' medication errors occur, this study sheds light on the nature of student nurses' medication error and provides a basis for error prevention strategies. PMID:22325830

Valdez, Les Paul; de Guzman, Allan; Escolar-Chua, Rowena

2013-03-01

295

Teaching civility to undergraduate nursing students using a virtue ethics-based curriculum.  

PubMed

As professionals, nurses are expected to engage in respectful relationships with clients, other health care professionals, and each other. Regulatory bodies set standards and codes of ethics for professional behavior in nursing that clearly communicate expectations for civility. However, the wealth of literature on incivility in the profession indicates that nurses often fall short of meeting these standards in their interactions with other nurses. Currently, few effective strategies exist for nurse educators to teach civility to nursing students and prepare them to engage in healthy relationships with their colleagues. This article argues for the use of virtue ethics as a philosophical framework for teaching civility to undergraduate nursing students. The pedagogical strategies proposed may help students contribute to the development of healthy workplaces. PMID:24814354

Russell, Martha Joan

2014-06-01

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The Culture Care Meaning of Comfort for Ethnically Diverse Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Students in the Educational Setting  

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The nursing profession is calling for enhanced diversity within the ranks of registered nurses to meet the health care needs of an increasingly diverse society. Nursing education is faced with the challenge of retaining ethnically diverse nursing students. Students who are ethnically diverse face unique challenges in addition to the universal…

Zajac, Lynne K.

2010-01-01

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The learner-centredness of two registered general nursing and two registered mental nursing courses as perceived by third-year nursing students.  

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Using the conceptual framework of the Nottingham Andragogy Group, two first-level British courses in general nursing and two in psychiatric nursing were studied to investigate their degree of perceived learner-centredness. Boydell's Scale for Measuring the Learner-Centredness of a Course was administered to a non-random sample of all 172 third-year students at three schools of nursing. Preference for learner-centred nursing education was investigated using Boydell's Preferred Teaching Style Rating Scale with the student sample and by 31 nurse teachers. Results indicated that first-level nursing courses were perceived to be highly teacher-centred in terms of planning, direction, sequence, pace and evaluation of learning. The climate of learning proved to be moderately learner-centred though teacher-student relationships were perceived as formal. Variety of learning approach was seen as limited with a tendency towards positivism rather than relativism of knowledge. Both students and teachers of nursing expressed a slight preference for teacher-centred courses despite the former's dissatisfaction with lack of participation in determining learning objectives. Significantly greater perceived learner-centredness of a psychiatric course was attributed to variations in the philosophy of learning within a particular school rather than to the course per se. PMID:2258529

Sweeney, J F

1990-10-01

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Self-confidence, gender and academic achievement of undergraduate nursing students.  

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The aim of this study was to determine the self-confidence levels of nursing students and the factors related to such self-confidence. Data were obtained via a questionnaire for socio-demographic characteristics and a 'Self-Confidence Scale' prepared by the researchers. High self-confidence levels were noted in 78.6% of female students and 92.3% of male students. While 84.5% of second-year students had high self-confidence levels, this rate was 76% in fourth-year students. Female nursing students were significantly less self-confident than male students. Self-confidence should be nurtured in a caring nursing curriculum; however, there is a lack of clarity as to what confidence means, how it is perceived by students and what educators can do to instil self-confidence in nursing students. PMID:22583626

Kukulu, K; Korukcu, O; Ozdemir, Y; Bezci, A; Calik, C

2013-04-01

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Student nurses need more than maths to improve their drug calculating skills.  

PubMed

Nurses need to be able to calculate accurate drug calculations in order to safely administer drugs to their patients (NMC, 2002). Studies have shown however that nurses do not always have the necessary skills to calculate accurate drug dosages and are potentially administering incorrect dosages of drugs to their patients (Hutton, M. 1998. Nursing Mathematics: the importance of application. Nursing Standard 13(11), 35-38; Kapborg, I. 1994. Calculation and administration of drug dosage by Swedish nurses, Student Nurses and Physicians. International Journal for Quality in Health Care 6(4), 389-395; O'Shea, E. 1999. Factors contributing to medication errors: a literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 8, 496-504; Wilson, A. 2003. Nurses maths: researching a practical approach. Nursing Standard 17(47), 33-36). The literature indicates that in order to improve drug calculations strategies need to focus on both the mathematical skills and conceptual skills of student nurses so they can interpret clinical data into drug calculations to be solved. A study was undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of implementing several strategies which focussed on developing the mathematical and conceptual skills of student nurses to improve their drug calculation skills. The study found that implementing a range of strategies which addressed these two developmental areas significantly improved the drug calculation skills of nurses. The study also indicates that a range of strategies has the potential ensuring that the skills taught are retained by the student nurses. Although the strategies significantly improved the drug calculation skills of student nurses, the fact that only 2 students were able to achieve 100% in their drug calculation test indicates a need for further research into this area. PMID:16876919

Wright, Kerri

2007-05-01

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First and Fourth-Year Student's Perceptions about Importance of Nursing Care Behaviors: Socialization toward Caring  

PubMed Central

Introduction: The essence of professional nursing is caring and so, nursing education must make caring as a significant part of their curricula. In this regard, little research exists about how nursing students perceive caring. The aim of this study is to investigate the nursing students' perception toward caring and thus, the impact of socialization process on their perception of caring will be determined. Methods: A cross-sectional study was done among all first and fourth-year nursing students (n=230) in Tabriz and Urmia faculties of nursing, 2012. Data were collected using Larson's Caring Questionnaire that assessed the importance of nursing care behaviors (n=50) in six dimensions: "being accessible", "explains and facilitates", "comforts", "anticipates", "trusting relationship" and "monitors and follows through". Results: The importance of caring behaviors was evaluated by the first and fourth-year nursing students in moderate to high level and also, the both groups considered higher ranks for "monitors and follows through" and "being accessible" and lower ranks for "anticipates" and "trusting relationships". The fourth-year students only ranked "explains and facilitates" higher than the first-year students, but the "comforts" dimension is not differed significantly between groups. Conclusion: The findings demonstrated that nursing education in this study has not likely succeeded in producing intended changes in the nursing students' perceptions. It is recommended to exactly find the perceptual changes or in principle the professional socialization process of nursing students, more research using longitudinal designs be conducted to examine the differences in students' perceptions of caring upon entering and completing the nursing program. PMID:25276752

Zamanzadeh, Vahid; Valizadeh, Leila; Azimzadeh, Roghaieh; Aminaie, Nasim; Yousefzadeh, Sedigeh

2014-01-01

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Nursing students' time management, reducing stress and gaining satisfaction: a grounded theory study.  

PubMed

In the course of their studies, nursing students must learn many skills and acquire the knowledge required for their future profession. This study investigates how Iranian nursing students manage their time according to the circumstances and obstacles of their academic field. Research was conducted using the grounded theory method. Twenty-one nursing students were purposefully chosen as participants. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed using the method suggested by Corbin and Strauss. One of the three processes that the nursing students used was "unidirectional time management." This pattern consists of accepting the nursing field, overcoming uncertainty, assessing conditions, feeling stress, and trying to reduce stress and create satisfaction. It was found that students allotted most of their time to academic tasks in an attempt to overcome their stress. The findings of this study indicate the need for these students to have time for the extra-curricular activities and responsibilities that are appropriate to their age. PMID:22293018

Mirzaei, Tayebeh; Oskouie, Fatemeh; Rafii, Forough

2012-03-01

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Self-image of male nursing students in Hong Kong: multi-qualitative approaches.  

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The image of male nurses is closely related to the development of a female-driven nursing occupation. As a minority group in the nursing industry, male nursing students may have a negative self-image in their learning and clinical practicum. This may affect their psychological health and mental status. This study explored the positive and negative self-image of male nursing students. Eighteen participants were recruited from a local nurse-training institute. The participants were undergraduate bachelor's and master's students of nursing. The experience and opinions of the participants were collected by multiple methods. The participants' drawings and audio diaries representing their self-image as nurses were collected in advance of a discussion of ideas raised in the focus group interview. The findings were categorized into three themes: (a) self-roles, functions, and identities; (b) awareness of gender differences; and (c) the future of professional development. The findings of this study provide information on the nurse role, identity, gender differences, and professional development of male nursing students, which will drive the direction of the development of a positive image for male nurses in the future. PMID:23686685

Chan, Zenobia C Y; Lo, Kelvin K L; Tse, Kris C Y; Wong, William W

2014-01-01

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Student Nurse Attrition: Use of an Exit-Interview Procedure To Determine Students' Leaving Reasons.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attrition from a nursing program in Wales was studied through exit interviews with 105 students who left from 1996-1999. Academic difficulties, wrong career choice, and family, health, and financial problems were key reasons. Almost half had at least two reasons for leaving, suggesting a complex interplay of factors. (Contains 39 references.) (SK)

Glossop, Christine

2002-01-01

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Student nurse attrition: use of an exit-interview procedure to determine students' leaving reasons  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is part of a research programme at the University of Glamorgan aimed at reducing student nurse discontinuation. A number of methodological limitations in previous studies on attrition have been identified and are addressed in this study. A preliminary picture of attrition within this school is established and the validity of the data examined. The average attrition rate for

Christine Glossop

2002-01-01

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The approaches to learning of student nurses in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  

PubMed

In recent years during a period of change in nurse education, there has been an increased interest in educational theory and nurse educators have examined and questioned the fundamental principles upon which the system of education is constructed. In nurse education it is likely that no single theory of learning can account for all aspects of learning and there are reflections of many learning theories in the nursing curriculum. The literature in the area of student learning is complex and wide ranging and is poorly represented in the nurse education literature. In recognition of a lack of understanding and clarity on learning approaches in nurse education during a period of unprecedented change in Irish and United Kingdom (UK) nurse education, this paper aims to highlight the importance of understanding student nurse learning. A study is described which investigated the approaches to learning of student nurses from the Republic of Ireland, who were receiving a traditional apprenticeship training, and student nurses from Northern Ireland in a Project 2000 programme. On comparative statistical analysis significant differences were identified between the two groups in their approaches to learning. It is concluded that students' constructs of learning in nurse education are primarily dependent on their interpretation of the demands of the task, on assessment, teaching and the learning environment. The study provides nurse educationalists with important evaluative information from the students' perspective. It suggests that the way forward is to identify the significant contextual factors influencing student learning and to incorporate them into the nursing curriculum. Such an approach will serve to focus the system on variability in the quality of learning rather than on stability in human attributes. PMID:9829680

Cowman, S

1998-10-01

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College of Nursing NUR Nursing  

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221. *NUR 211 FUNDAMENTALS OF ADULT NURSING CARE. (7 NURSING CARE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN FOR SECOND DEGREE STUDENTS. (8) This course introduces the baccalaureateCollege of Nursing NUR Nursing KEY: # = new course * = course changed =coursedropped University

MacAdam, Keith

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Teaching Nursing Research: Use of a Research Video To Enhance Students' Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A video containing narratives from a phenomenological study of Alzheimer's patients introduces nursing students to concepts, processes, methods, and ethical issues in research. It engages students in qualitative thinking and helps demonstrate the relevance of research to practice. (SK)

Sorrell, Jeanne M.; Cangelosi, Pamela R.

2002-01-01

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42 CFR 57.307 - Maximum amount of nursing student loans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...307 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.307 Maximum...

2011-10-01

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42 CFR 57.307 - Maximum amount of nursing student loans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...307 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.307 Maximum...

2012-10-01

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42 CFR 57.311 - Cancellation of nursing student loans for disability or death.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...311 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.311...

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42 CFR 57.311 - Cancellation of nursing student loans for disability or death.  

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...311 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.311...

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42 CFR 57.306 - Eligibility and selection of nursing student loan applicants.  

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...306 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.306...

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42 CFR 57.307 - Maximum amount of nursing student loans.  

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...307 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.307 Maximum...

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42 CFR 57.311 - Cancellation of nursing student loans for disability or death.  

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...311 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student Loans § 57.311...

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Use of personal phones by senior nursing students to access health care information during clinical education: staff nurses' and students' perceptions.  

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Research indicates that having electronic resources readily available increases learners' ability to make clinical decisions and confidence in patient care. This mixed-method, descriptive pilot study collected data about senior prelicensure nursing students using smartphones, a type of mobile electronic device (MED), in the clinical area. The smartphones contained nursing diagnosis, pharmacology, and laboratory information; an encyclopedia; and the MEDLINE database. Student (n = 7) data about smartphone use during a 10-week clinical rotation were collected via student-recorded usage logs and focus group recordings. Staff nurses' (n = 5) perceptions of students' use of smartphones for clinical educational resources were collected by anonymous survey. Both the focus group transcript and staff surveys were evaluated and the themes summarized by content analysis. Positive results and barriers to use, such as cost and technological comfort levels, are discussed. The results may help nurse educators and administrators initiate further research of MEDs as a clinical resource. PMID:22978275

Wittmann-Price, Ruth A; Kennedy, Lynn D; Godwin, Catherine

2012-11-01

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What factors influence Hong Kong school students in their choice of a career in nursing?  

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Chronic and recurrent shortages of nurses, coupled with the increasing demand for high quality and motivated nurses and competition for secondary school leavers from other professions, are issues which prompted this investigation of senior school students’ career choice.Using a descriptive survey design, and a questionnaire developed for the study, 1246 Form 6 students in Hong Kong were surveyed, of these

W. Law; D. Arthur

2003-01-01

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Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning  

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The purpose of this study was to assess the self-efficacy of nursing faculty and students related to their potential use of mobile technology and to ask what implications this technology has for their teaching and learning in practice education contexts. We used a cross-sectional survey design involving students and faculty in two nursing

Kenny, Richard F.; Van Neste-Kenny, Jocelyne M. C.; Burton, Pamela A.; Park, Caroline L.; Qayyum, Adnan

2012-01-01

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A Survey of Former Nursing (RN and LVN) Students. Summary Findings of Respondents District-Wide.  

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In fall 2001 staff of the Los Rios Community College District Office of Institutional Research collaborated with occupational deans, academic deans, and faculty to develop and administer a survey of former nursing (RN and LVN) students. The survey was designed to determine how well courses had met the needs of former nursing students who earned…

Glyer, Culver-Betty

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The Development of Nursing Students' Spirituality and Spiritual Care-Giving.  

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In a survey of 35 first-year and 18 fourth-year nursing students, most expressed strong awareness of personal spirituality and spiritual health and were able to identify behaviors that facilitated spiritual nursing care. Fourth-year students were more patient centered, focusing on supporting patients' beliefs. (Contains 26 references.) (SK)

Pesut, Barbara

2002-01-01

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Enhancing Nursing Students' Medication Knowledge: The Effect of Learning Materials Delivered by Short Message Service  

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using mobile phone short message service (SMS) to enhance knowledge of medications among nursing students. A quasi-experimental design was used. A convenience sample of 111 nursing students who were taking a pharmacology course at a university in southern Taiwan received an invitation to…

Chuang, Yeu-Hui; Tsao, Chiung-Wen

2013-01-01

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Identifying Students at Risk for Failure on the Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.  

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A method was developed for identifying students who may be at high risk for failing the State Board Licensing Examination (SBE) for registered nurses. The subjects used in developing prediction equations included 50 students who graduated from the nursing program at Saint Joseph's College (SJC) in North Windham (Maine) during the years 1983-84.…

Henderson, Susan J.; Orr, Scott P.

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Clinical environment as a learning environment: student nurses’ perceptions concerning clinical learning experiences  

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The aim of this study is to describe student nurses’ perceptions of clinical learning experiences in the context of the clinical learning environment. We use the phenomenological approach by Colaizzi. The data was collected by unstructured interviews. Altogether 16 student nurses were asked to describe the significance of clinical learning experiences and good and bad learning experiences. Four elements sum

Mikaela von Bonsdorff

2003-01-01

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Psychological Distress among Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Students: A Longitudinal and Predictive Study  

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In this study, we present longitudinal data on changes in psychological distress among 232 Norwegian undergraduate students of nursing, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. Psychological distress was assessed by applying the 12-item version of the General Health Questionnaire. Nursing students became substantially more distressed during the…

Nerdrum, Per; Rustoen, Tone; Helge Ronnestad, Michael

2009-01-01

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Assessing Riverside Community College Nursing Student Attitudes toward Exposure to AIDS/HIV-Positive Patients.  

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In fall 1990, a study was conducted to assess the attitudes of nursing students who were attending Riverside Community College (RCC), in California, toward exposure to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS/HIV) positive patients in a hospital setting. All students enrolled in RCC's associate degree nursing program…

Kross, Carolyn Sue

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Filipino Nursing Students' Behavioral Intentions toward Geriatric Care: A Structural Equation Model (SEM)  

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Anchored on the key constucts of Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior (1985), this paper seeks to test a model that explores the influence of knowledge, attitude, and caring behavior on nursing students' behavioral intention toward geriatric care. A five-part survey-questionnaire was administered to 839 third and fourth year nursing students from a…

de Guzman, Allan B.; Jimenez, Benito Christian B.; Jocson, Kathlyn P.; Junio, Aileen R.; Junio, Drazen E.; Jurado, Jasper Benjamin N.; Justiniano, Angela Bianca F.

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The impact of active/cooperative instruction on beginning nursing student learning strategy preference.  

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Rapid changes in the nursing field and high demand for practicing nurses put pressure on nursing faculty to educate increasing numbers of nursing students, often without corresponding increases in resources. Although the use of active and cooperative instruction methods in the classroom has been associated with improved student learning, these practices require increased effort on the part of both faculty and students. In addition, little is known about whether these methods influence student nurses' use of these more elaborative processing strategies in their independent study. The purpose of this quasi-experimental investigation was to identify the impact of incorporating active and cooperative classroom instructional activities on student preference for teaching methods and use of learning strategies in independent study. A convenience sample of beginning baccalaureate nursing students at a large Mid-Atlantic University was randomly assigned by the registrar to two class sections. Students in one section received primarily active/cooperative instruction, while the other received primarily traditional lecture-based instruction. Results indicated that student nurses exposed to active/cooperative instructional methods had an increased preference for these methods after a semester of instruction, while those exposed to traditional instruction had a higher preference for traditional methods. In addition, students participating in active class instruction reported increased preference for more elaborative independent study strategies, although overall preference for both groups indicated a reliance on surface study strategies of memorization and recall. Implications for use of instruction and student testing methodologies are presented. PMID:17030077

Sand-Jecklin, Kari

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9/16/2009 Andy Haas Stanford Student Orientation: Accelerator based Particle Physics 1 Accelerator-based Particle Physics  

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9/16/2009 Andy Haas Stanford Student Orientation: Accelerator based Particle Physics 1 Accelerator-based Particle Physics Opportunities at SLAC/Stanford Andy Haas / SLAC Stanford Student Orientation Sept. 16, 2009 #12;9/16/2009 Andy Haas Stanford Student Orientation: Accelerator based Particle Physics 2

Wechsler, Risa H.

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Outcomes of a breastfeeding educational intervention for baccalaureate nursing students.  

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Educational institutions have the responsibility to provide students with knowledge and practical experiences of best practices and international standards of care. Worldwide, international standards for appropriate and effective breastfeeding promotion and services often have not been met. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an infant feeding educational intervention on student nurses' knowledge levels about (1) evidence-based breastfeeding promotion, (2) evidence-based beliefs about outcomes of breastfeeding and formula-feeding, (3) evidence-based attitudes toward breastfeeding and formula-feeding, and (4) intention to perform evidence-based breastfeeding promotion behaviors. A quasi-experimental intervention with a non-equivalent control group was conducted at a major university in Hong Kong. The intervention group (n=111) received 10h of didactic instruction and an 8-week perinatal clinical rotation while the control group (n=162) did not. The intervention group was significantly more likely to associate breastfeeding with positive maternal and child outcomes. Attitudes toward breastfeeding and formula-feeding were not significantly affected by the educational intervention. On the 19-item knowledge survey, the control group (M=6.84; SD=2.95) scored significantly lower than the intervention group (M=10.30; SD=2.51). A public health breastfeeding promotion strategy frequently overlooked is professional-level curricular interventions. Improving evidence-based practices in nursing programs has the potential to impact many breastfeeding families in the hospital and the community. PMID:17257711

Dodgson, Joan E; Tarrant, Marie

2007-11-01

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Measures of homophobia among nursing students and faculty: a Midwestern perspective.  

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It is well documented that homophobia exists among healthcare providers including nurses. However, little research is available on the level of homophobia among nursing students and nursing faculty. Using the Index of Attitudes Toward Homosexuals (IAH) and the Homophobic Behavior of Students Scale (HBSS) 241 nursing students and 32 faculty in a Midwest university were invited to participate. One hundred twenty six students completed the survey resulting in a 51% return rate. Fifteen faculty completed the survey. Results reveal that there is a low level of homophobia among students and faculty at this university. Religion and LGBT acquaintances or family members accounted for most of the variance within the homophobia scores. While scores reflect low levels of homophobia, it is the belief of these researchers that they actually may reflect ambivalent or heterosexist attitudes toward LGBT people which may impact healthcare delivered by these future nurses. PMID:18052922

Dinkel, Shirley; Patzel, Brenda; McGuire, Michael J; Rolfs, Elaine; Purcell, Kelly

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Teaching dual-process diagnostic reasoning to doctor of nursing practice students: problem-based learning and the illness script.  

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Accelerating the development of diagnostic reasoning skills for nurse practitioner students is high on the wish list of many faculty. The purpose of this article is to describe how the teaching strategy of problem-based learning (PBL) that drills the hypothetico-deductive or analytic reasoning process when combined with an assignment that fosters pattern recognition (a nonanalytic process) teaches and reinforces the dual process of diagnostic reasoning. In an online Doctor of Nursing Practice program, four PBL cases that start with the same symptom unfold over 2 weeks. These four cases follow different paths as they unfold leading to different diagnoses. Culminating each PBL case, a unique assignment called an illness script was developed to foster the development of pattern recognition. When combined with hypothetico-deductive reasoning drilled during the PBL case, students experience the dual process approach to diagnostic reasoning used by clinicians. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(11):646-650.]. PMID:25350904

Durham, Catherine O; Fowler, Terri; Kennedy, Sally

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Teaching Electromagnetism to High-School Students Using Particle Accelerators  

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In this article we describe two simple experiments using an ion accelerator as an aid to the teaching of electromagnetism to high-school students. This is part of a programme developed by a Brazilian State funding agency (FAPERJ) which aims to help scientifically minded students take their first steps in research.

Sinflorio, D. A.; Fonseca, P.; Coelho, L. F. S.; Santos, A. C. F.

2006-01-01

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Treating Nurses and Student Nurses with Chemical Dependency: Revising Policy in the United States for the 21st Century  

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For more than a century, the US nursing profession has been aware of substance abuse problems among its practitioners and\\u000a student nurses but has generally dealt with the issue by taking disciplinary action rather than pursuing nonpunitive options.\\u000a The latter course would allow more healthcare providers, following successful rehabilitation, to remain in the profession.\\u000a Since the early 1980s, the American

Todd Monroe; Frances Pearson

2009-01-01

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Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing Student Handbook [Revised November 2013] Page 1 HUNTER COLLEGE OF THE  

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Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing Student Handbook [Revised November 2013] Page 1 HUNTER COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing Student Handbook Revised November, 2013 NOTE: This Student Handbook is available on-line (with hyperlinks) by going to http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing

Qiu, Weigang

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Accelerators  

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What is the purpose of particle accelerators? On this web page, part of a particle physics tutorial, students read that accelerators solve two problems. The accelerators provide an increase in momentum to produce particles of small wavelength, and the fast-moving particles can create new particles when smashed together. A photograph of the inside of a particle accelerator is provided. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Group, Lawrence B.

2002-01-01

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An exploration of the clinical learning experience of nursing students in nine European countries.  

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The overall aim of the study was to develop a composite and comparative view of what factors enhance the learning experiences of student nurses whilst they are in clinical practice. The study involved students undertaking general nurse training programmes in nine Western European countries. The study focused on: (1) student nurse experiences of clinical learning environments, (2) the supervision provided by qualified nurses in clinical placements, and (3) the level of interaction between student and nurse teachers. The study utilised a validated theoretical model: the Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse Teacher (CLES+T) evaluation scale. The evaluation scale has a number of sub-dimensions: Pedagogical atmosphere on the ward; Supervisory Relationships; the Leadership Style of Ward Managers; Premises of Nursing; and the Role of the Nurse Teacher. Data (N=1903) was collected from Cyprus, Belgium, England, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden using web-based questionnaire 2007-2008. The findings revealed that respondents were generally satisfied with their clinical placements. There was clear support for the mentorship approach; 57% of respondents had a successful mentorship experience although some 18% of respondents experienced unsuccessful supervision. The most satisfied students studied at a university college, and had at least a seven week clinical placement supported by individualised mentorship relationships. Learning to become a nurse is a multidimensional process that requires both significant time being spent working with patients and a supportive supervisory relationship. PMID:20409620

Warne, Tony; Johansson, Unn-Britt; Papastavrou, Evridiki; Tichelaar, Erna; Tomietto, Marco; Van den Bossche, Koen; Moreno, Maria Flores Vizcaya; Saarikoski, Mikko

2010-11-01

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Accelerating Struggling Students' Learning through Identity Redevelopment  

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When students struggle in the elementary and middle grades, the likelihood that they will drop out of high school increases dramatically. Although most dropout prevention resources have focused on high schools in a last-ditch effort to keep students in school, earlier interventions in elementary and middle grades provide a better opportunity to…

Finnan, Christine; Kombe, Dennis

2011-01-01

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Hardy personality and burnout syndrome among nursing students in three Brazilian universities--an analytic study  

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Background Nursing students may exhibit the characteristics of resistance to stress, such as hardiness, which can reduce the risk of burnout. However, we found only one published study about these phenomena among nursing students. Thus, we investigated the association between hardiness and burnout in such students. Methods An analytic, cross-sectional study was conducted among 570 nursing students from three Brazilian universities. Data were collected relating to sociodemographic characteristics, hardiness, and burnout, which we analyzed using inferential statistics. Results We observed that 64.04% of nursing students in the sample had a high level of emotional exhaustion, 35.79% had a high level of cynicism, and 87.72% had a low level of professional efficacy: these are dimensions of burnout. We also found that 48.77% had a high level of control, 61.40% a high level of commitment, and 35.44% a high level of challenge: these are dimensions of hardiness. Only 24.74% of the students experienced burnout, and 21.93% met the criteria for a hardy personality. There was a statistically significant difference between the frequency of hardiness and burnout (p?=?0.033), with 68.00% of hardy students not exhibiting burnout. Conclusions Although nursing students live with educational stressors, burnout was not preponderant in our sample students; this may be linked to hardiness. Thus, given its benefits to student life and health, we recommend the development of strategies to promote hardiness among nursing students. PMID:24678676

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Examination of Academic Self-Regulation Variances in Nursing Students  

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Multiple workforce demands in healthcare have placed a tremendous amount of pressure on academic nurse educators to increase the number of professional nursing graduates to provide nursing care both in both acute and non-acute healthcare settings. Increased enrollment in nursing programs throughout the United States is occurring; however, due to…

Schutt, Michelle A.

2009-01-01

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Occupational Health Teaching for Pre Registration Nursing Students.  

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Responses from 41 of 66 nursing schools showed that occupational health is taught in 88% of nursing diploma and 80% of nursing degree programs. However, the majority focus on nurses' own occupational safety and health, not how patients' health can be affected by work or can affect the ability to work. (SK)

Whitaker, Stuart; Wynn, Philip; Williams, Nerys

2002-01-01

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Nursing students' learning motivation toward technical knowledge and their ethics regarding patients' rights.  

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Nursing students must develop their abilities to provide appropriate nursing services. They need to acquire the level of nursing knowledge to pass the national examination according to Japanese law. Moreover, even if the awareness of the rights of people who receive nursing services increases, students must not have a sense of resistance toward those rights. Therefore, we investigated the factors associated with students' motivation to pass their examination and such a sense of resistance. We produced items related to reasons students wanted to become registered nurses with reference to job satisfaction and their learning environment (e.g., teachers' manners and school events unrelated to the examination). There were 3,417 female nursing students analyzed in 29 vocational schools that allow graduation after a 3-year study period (average age, 21.93 years [standard deviation, 5.44]). Older and third-year students had a stronger motivation to pass the examination and a weaker sense of resistance to people's rights compared with younger and first- to second-year students. Students who answered a "Lack of enthusiasm for becoming a registered nurse" had a weakened motivation and a strengthened sense of resistance. Factors enhancing students' motivation to pass their examination were "Professional commitment," "Desire for companionship," and "School events unrelated to the national examination." Factors strengthening students' sense of resistance to people's rights were "Living stability" and "Social appraisal." Teachers must develop methods to teach ethics so that their students respect the rights of people who receive nursing services and to ensure that they acquire the necessary nursing knowledge. PMID:23728504

Kudo, Yasushi; Hayashi, Sachiko; Yoshimura, Emiko; Shibuya, Akitaka; Aizawa, Yoshiharu

2013-01-01

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A preliminary study of a healthy-lifestyle-promoting program for nursing students in Taiwan.  

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This pilot study evaluated the effects of a healthy-lifestyle-promoting program, taught as part of an undergraduate community health nursing course, on the physical fitness and health choices of 42 Taiwanese nursing students. A convenience sample provided quantitative indexes of physical fitness and lifestyle before and after the course. Qualitative data, in the form of student diaries, were also analyzed. The findings indicated a positive change in physical fitness, exercise, and nutrition as a result of the program. Including lifestyle programs in nursing education may help promote the long-term health of future nurses who will serve as positive patient role models. PMID:16402739

Yeh, Lily; Chen, Ching-Huey; Wang, Chih-Jen; Wen, Miin-Jye; Fetzer, Susan J

2005-12-01

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Nursing faculty teaching a module in clinical skills to medical students: a Lebanese experience  

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Nursing faculty teaching medical students a module in clinical skills is a relatively new trend. Collaboration in education among medical and nursing professions can improve students’ performance in clinical skills and consequently positively impact the quality of care delivery. In 2011, the Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon, launched a module in clinical skills as part of clinical skills teaching to first-year medical students. The module is prepared and delivered by nursing faculty in a laboratory setting. It consists of informative lectures as well as hands-on clinical practice. The clinical competencies taught are hand-washing, medication administration, intravenous initiation and removal, and nasogastric tube insertion and removal. Around sixty-five medical students attend this module every year. A Likert scale-based questionnaire is used to evaluate their experience. Medical students agree that the module provides adequate opportunities to enhance clinical skills and knowledge and favor cross-professional education between nursing and medical disciplines. Most of the respondents report that this experience prepares them better for clinical rotations while increasing their confidence and decreasing anxiety level. Medical students highly appreciate the nursing faculties’ expertise and perceive them as knowledgeable and resourceful. Nursing faculty participating in medical students’ skills teaching is well perceived, has a positive impact, and shows nurses are proficient teachers to medical students. Cross professional education is an attractive model when it comes to teaching clinical skills in medical school.

Abdallah, Bahia; Irani, Jihad; Sailian, Silva Dakessian; Gebran, Vicky George; Rizk, Ursula

2014-01-01

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Perceived acculturative stress and sense of coherence in Chinese nursing students in Australia.  

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University schools of nursing in Australia are the main providers of nursing education programmes for international students. The large cohort of overseas students requires that universities, as education providers, understand their needs and the problems related to studying and living in Australia. An exploratory descriptive quantitative study was conducted to investigate 119 Chinese international undergraduate nursing students' acculturative stress and sense of coherence at an Australian university in Sydney. Two validated scales were used: Acculturative Stress Scale for International Students (ASSIS) and Sense of Coherence (SOC). Results indicated that overall Chinese nursing students had a moderate level of acculturative stress and sense of coherence. However, there was a significant difference in the level of acculturative stress among three groups of Chinese nursing students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing course, and SOC was negatively correlated with the level of acculturative stress. This study extends the knowledge of the experiences of Chinese nursing students studying and living in an English-speaking country. The study also highlights the need for universities to provide relevant support to overseas students to make their study journey smoother and more successful. PMID:21641702

He, Flora X; Lopez, Violeta; Leigh, Maria C

2012-05-01

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Physical activity and body composition analysis of female baccalaureate nursing students.  

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Although nursing students are educated about the importance of healthy diets and the benefits of exercise, many do not engage in health promotion behaviors. This study longitudinally examined specific indicators of obesity among a group of female nursing students who incorporated an exercise program into their normal weekly routine. Indicators for obesity were identified using anthropometric data that included weight, body mass index (BMI), and percentage of body fat. Blood pressure, pulse data, and a physical activity level assessment were performed at the beginning and at the conclusion of the study period. Results indicated improvement in overall body composition, including a reduction in percent body fat and BMI. Students also showed improved physical activity levels. Since nurses need to counsel clients on primary prevention issues such as physical activity and maintaining ideal body weight and lean mass, the importance of positive health behaviors for nursing students and nurses cannot be stressed enough. PMID:19038116

Pawloski, Lisa R; Davidson, Michele R

2003-09-01

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Nursing student perceptions of disability and preparation to care for people with intellectual disabilities.  

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As people with intellectual disabilities live longer and develop more chronic illnesses, nurses will have increasing contact with them. Therefore, nurses must have both an accurate understanding of and a positive attitude toward this population to ensure optimal nursing care is received. A cross-sectional survey of second-year and fourth-year nursing students measured their perceptions of disability, their contact with people with intellectual disabilities, and their perceptions of education to prepare them to care for people with intellectual disabilities. Students most often identified disability as physical, using a wheelchair to represent that perception. Students were confident in their ability to transfer many of the skills they learned to care for people with intellectual disabilities but identified a need for more education about providing that care. Curricular changes to enhance nursing students' awareness and understanding of people with intellectual disabilities are recommended. PMID:22588622

Temple, Beverley; Mordoch, Elaine

2012-07-01

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Acting at a disaster site: views expressed by Swedish nursing students.  

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There is a common interest in Swedish society in preparing nurses well for disasters. A special course in the basic nurse education programme is devoted to disaster nursing. The aim of this study is to investigate nursing students' knowledge and views of their own action at the disaster site, both in their professional role and as private persons. The present study is a descriptive one based on the students' written answers. The result shows that the students emphasize contacting the overall disaster officer, surveying the situation and carrying out basic life-saving measures in Sweden known as the ABCs. They also stress the importance of staying calm and, to a lesser extent, seeing to the needs of the mentally shocked. Thus the nursing students seem to regard treatment of physical injuries as most important in the disaster situation. PMID:8496509

Suserud, B O

1993-04-01

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[Nursing students' perception of the learning process in a hospital setting].  

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The aim of this study was to identijf how nursing students perceive and experience the learning process during curricular practice in a hospital setting. A qualitative, retrospective, documentary study was developed in an undergraduate nursing course. Data were comprised of 162 posts made by 34 students in the online discussion forum of the Learning Management System Moodle, during the first half of 2011. The following themes emergedfrom t he thematic content analysis: "nursing students' understanding about the professional practice," and "the teaching and learning process in the perspective of nursing students." The study demonstrated that the forum was a place for reporting experiences such as the description of the physical area, performing procedures, perception of nursing care activities, conJlicts with peers, coping with death and learning evaluation. The online discussion forum needs to be used by professors as a space of interaction so as to contribute to professional training. PMID:24930279

Alves, Elcilene Andreíne Terra Durgante; Cogo, Ana Luísa Petersen

2014-03-01

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Motivation and international clinical placements: shifting nursing students to a global citizenship perspective.  

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Nursing programs are increasingly offering international clinical experiences as part of nursing curricula. The purpose of this study was to understand what motivates student nurses to take part in these experiences. Related to motivation, student awareness of emerging nursing discourses on global citizenship was also examined. As part of a qualitative study, nine undergraduate nursing students were interviewed about their motivations for choosing a clinical placement to a low-income country. While students appeared to have a sincere desire to make a difference, closer examination of the data revealed that the majority approached their international clinical placement in ways that could be construed as paternalistic to some degree, rather than reflective of broader professional imperatives such as social justice. This finding suggests that additional education preparation may be needed prior to these experiences; global citizenship frameworks may be helpful in shifting perspectives towards a more critical enquiry of global issues. PMID:24739330

Burgess, Caroline A; Reimer-Kirkham, Sheryl; Astle, Barbara

2014-01-01

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Baccalaureate nursing students' experience of dyadic learning in an acute care setting.  

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This article describes a unique learning project designed to address the praxis gap between baccalaureate nursing students' clinical learning and theoretic principles of collaborative practice on an acute medical-surgical unit in Canada. The study was framed by the active engagement model to provide second-year nursing students a nontraditional approach to develop their nursing practice. Clinical faculty partnered with medical-surgical nursing staff and eight baccalaureate nursing students to explore the experience of collaborative learning and stakeholders' anticipated learning outcomes while working in dyads. A modified phenomenological approach was used in understanding the experience of dyadic learning through reflective journals, course evaluation data, and a semistructured exit interview for analysis. Four themes were revealed based on students' reflection of their experience: work engagement, relational practice, autonomy, and empowerment. These themes underscore the strengths and opportunities associated with this nontraditional approach to clinical learning. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(9, Suppl.):S65-S72.]. PMID:25199158

Trueman, Gregg; Osuji, Joseph; El-Hussein, Mohamed Toufic

2014-08-01

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Transforming nursing education: a review of stressors and strategies that support students' professional socialization  

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Nurse educators are facing the challenge of creating new ways of teaching and facilitating enhanced learning experiences in clinical practice environments that are inherently complex, highly demanding, and unpredictable. The literature consistently reports the negative effects of excess stress and unsupportive relationships on wellbeing, self-efficacy, self-esteem, learning, persistence, and success. However, understanding contributing factors of stress, such as the student’s experiences of uncaring and oppressive interactions, is clearly not adequate. The transformation of nursing education requires a paradigm shift that embraces collegiality, collaboration, caring, and competence for students and the faculty. This paper reviews the literature on stress and its effects on nursing students. Grounded in theory related to stress and human caring, this paper focuses on the clinical environment and faculty-student relationships as major sources of students’ stress and offers strategies for mitigating stress while fostering learning and professional socialization of future nurses. PMID:23745082

Del Prato, Darlene; Bankert, Esther; Grust, Patricia; Joseph, Joanne

2011-01-01

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Motivational journey of Iranian bachelor of nursing students during clinical education: a grounded theory study.  

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This study explored how nursing students can be kept motivated throughout their clinical education. Motivation is a key issue in nursing clinical education for student retention. The study was conducted using grounded theory methods, which are appropriate when studying process in a social context. Sixteen students and four instructors, who were purposefully selected, participated in semistructured interviews. Data were analyzed using the constant comparative method. Students' motivational journey occurred in three steps: (i) social condition; (ii) encountering the clinical education challenges; and (iii) looking for an escape from nursing, or simply tolerating nursing. Struggling with professional identity emerged as the core variable. Iran's social context and many other conditions in the clinical education setting affect students' motivation. Identifying motivational process might assist educational authorities in offering solutions to promote motivation among students. PMID:23506351

Hanifi, Nasrin; Parvizy, Soroor; Joolaee, Soodabeh

2013-09-01

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Moral sensitivity and critical thinking disposition of nursing students in Korea.  

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This study aimed to examine the level of moral sensitivity and critical thinking disposition among baccalaureate nursing students in Korea. A convenience sample of 142 undergraduate nursing students was surveyed on moral sensitivity using the Korean version of the Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire (K-MSQ) and on critical thinking disposition using the Critical Thinking Disposition Questionnaire (CTDQ). Data were collected from June 2009 to July 2010. Mean score was 2.83 out of 7 on the K-MSQ (relatively low) and 3.70 out of 5 on the CTDQ (relatively high), indicating the need for nursing educators to continue to develop and incorporate strategies that enhance moral sensitivity into ethics courses in undergraduate nursing programs in Korea. Nursing students who regarded nursing as a lifelong career exhibited stronger critical thinking disposition than did students who considered nursing to be a temporary or premarital job. Moral sensitivity should be further emphasized in nursing ethics courses in undergraduate nursing programs in Korea. PMID:24112319

Ahn, Sung-Hee; Yeom, Hye-A

2014-10-01

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A Comparative Analysis of Cultural Competence in Beginning and Graduating Nursing Students  

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The ethnic proportions of the population in the United States are rapidly changing, with the nation's minority population at approximately 101 million. This is also true for the West Texas region, where locally in a city with 183,000 residents, 43 different languages are spoken suggesting that cultural education needs to be included in nursing program curricula. Therefore, a study was conducted during a period of curriculum revision to determine if the current nursing curriculum at a public university offers enough education and experience for graduating nurses to care for such a diverse population by comparing their perceptions of cultural competence with beginning sophomore nursing students' perceptions. Participants were asked to complete the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA) tool in order to evaluate perceptions of cultural competence. Upon analysis of the data, perceptions of cultural competence among graduating nursing students were significantly higher (P = .002) than the perceptions of cultural competence among beginning nursing students. These results support that nursing students perceive that they have become culturally competent during their nursing education, leading to implications of the need for continued education relating to this concept, beginning with the first course and continuing throughout the nursing curriculum. PMID:23762601

2013-01-01

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Towards a Conceptual Framework for Preceptorship in the Clinical Education of Undergraduate Nursing Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent study undertaken by the authors (2007) highlighted that undergraduate nursing students were subjected to varying experiences in clinical practice, which were mediated by a number of factors. Mediating factors included continuity of preceptors, student attitudes, the clinical setting environment, student and preceptor expectations of the clinical practice experience and interactions between the student and preceptor. Of note, interactions

Melanie Zilembo; Leanne Monterosso

2008-01-01

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PHD IN NURSING SAMPLE FULL-TIME PROGRAM Student with an interest in Symptom Management in Adults; Theory & Practice Emphasis  

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PHD IN NURSING SAMPLE FULL-TIME PROGRAM Student with an interest in Symptom Management in Adults Practice Nursing Theory: Adults and Older Adults 3 N703 Health Care & Public Policy 3 N815 Knowledge Development in Nursing 3 N803 Advanced Quantitative Design & Methods 3 N816 Proseminar in Nursing Research 1

Sheridan, Jennifer

356

Perceptions of school nurses in the care of students with disabilities.  

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Many children are surviving prematurity and serious childhood illnesses due to advances in technology and medical care. As a result, more children are entering public school systems with complex health care needs and intellectual and developmental disabilities. School nurses are responsible for caring for these children; however, many nurses feel unprepared due to a lack education on disability studies in nursing school, difficulty with effective communication, and a lack of experience. A qualitative study was conducted to explore the perceptions and challenges of school nurses who worked with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants included eight nurses who worked in a public school setting, and data were collected through personal interviews, observations, and field notes. Results were analyzed categorically, and data showed that school nurses identified that they lacked education in disability studies and encountered challenges with communication, conducting health assessments, and screenings in students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. PMID:23015606

Singer, Barbara

2013-10-01

357

The calm before the storm? Burnout and compassion fatigue among undergraduate nursing students.  

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Studies have consistently highlighted the deleterious impact of burnout and compassion fatigue on professional nurses' well-being and willingness to remain in the profession. Yet, as to what extent these noxious conditions are suffered among nursing students is still unclear. In this study 436 undergraduate nursing students completed surveys assessing their experiences of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, lack of personal accomplishment, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion satisfaction (factors of burnout and compassion fatigue). There were no significant differences found between 3rd and 4th year students' reports of detrimental conditions and those of the 1st or 2nd year students. Furthermore, 4th year students reported significantly higher levels of personal accomplishment compared to 1st and 2nd year students. Semi-structured in-depth interviews with 3rd and 4th year students revealed that their clinical exposure during these years (especially during the 4th year) may enhance their other-orientation as well as promote role actualization, which may serve as protective features. Students did, however, express concern regarding an inevitable onset of burnout at some point during their professional careers. It is suggested that a key to understanding the onset and experience of burnout and compassion fatigue among nurses is to continue to examine the transition from student to professional nurse and the cultural atmosphere of nursing education compared to professional practice. PMID:23434192

Michalec, Barret; Diefenbeck, Cynthia; Mahoney, Margaret

2013-04-01

358

Conceptualizations of culture and cultural care among undergraduate nursing students: an exploration and critique of cultural education.  

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Culture and cultural care have become important concepts in nursing education. However, little is known about what nursing students learn about these complex concepts. The purpose of this study was to explore and critique what nursing students learn about culture and cultural care. First and fourth year students were invited to participate in a focused ethnography to explore how nursing education might shape student knowledge of culture over time. Findings revealed that both groups of students supported the essentialist view of culture. Although students supported the ideals of cultural care, students remained unaware of critical views of culture. PMID:25306840

Vandenberg, Helen; Kalischuk, Ruth Grant

2014-01-01

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Medical and Nursing Students' Television Viewing Habits: Potential Implications for Bioethics  

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Television medical dramas frequently depict the practice of medicine and bioethical issues in a strikingly realistic but sometimes inaccurate fashion. Because these shows depict medicine so vividly and are so relevant to the career interests of medical and nursing students, they may affect these students’ beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions regarding the practice of medicine and bioethical issues. We conducted a web-based survey of medical and nursing students to determine the medical drama viewing habits and impressions of bioethical issues depicted in them. More than 80% of medical and nursing students watch television medical dramas. Students with more clinical experience tended to have impressions that were more negative than those of students without clinical experience. Furthermore, viewing of television medical dramas is a social event and many students discuss the bioethical issues they observe with friends and family. Television medical dramas may stimulate students to think about and discuss bioethical issues. PMID:19085461

Czarny, Matthew J.; Faden, Ruth R.; Nolan, Marie T.; Bodensiek, Edwin; Sugarman, Jeremy

2011-01-01

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Using standardized patients to assess communication skills in medical and nursing Students  

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Background A number of recent developments in medical and nursing education have highlighted the importance of communication and consultation skills (CCS). Although such skills are taught in all medical and nursing undergraduate curriculums, there is no comprehensive screening or assessment programme of CCS using professionally trained Standardized Patients Educators (SPE's) in Ireland. This study was designed to test the content, process and acceptability of a screening programme in CCS with Irish medical and nursing students using trained SPE's and a previously validated global rating scale for CCS. Methods Eight tutors from the Schools of Nursing and Medicine at University College Cork were trained in the use of a validated communication skills and attitudes holistic assessment tool. A total of forty six medical students (Year 2 of 5) and sixty four nursing students (Year 2/3 of 4) were selected to under go individual CCS assessment by the tutors via an SPE led scenario. Immediate formative feedback was provided by the SPE's for the students. Students who did not pass the assessment were referred for remediation CCS learning. Results Almost three quarters of medical students (33/46; 72%) and 81% of nursing students (56/64) passed the CCS assessment in both communication and attitudes categories. All nursing students had English as their first language. Nine of thirteen medical students referred for enhanced learning in CCS did not have English as their first language. Conclusions A significant proportion of both medical and nursing students required referral for enhanced training in CCS. Medical students requiring enhanced training were more likely not to have English as a first language. PMID:20236526

2010-01-01

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Undertaking the role of patient advocate: a longitudinal study of nursing students.  

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Patient advocacy has been claimed as a new role for professional nurses and many codes of ethics for nurses state that they act as patient advocates. Nursing education is faced with the challenge of preparing nurses for this role. In this article we describe the results of a study that considered the tendencies of a cohort of nursing students at the Kocaeli University School of Nursing to act as advocates and to respect patients' rights, and how their capacities to do so changed (or not) as a result of their nursing education. This longitudinal study used a questionnaire consisting of 10 statements relating to patient care. It was performed both at the start (1998) and at the end (2002) of the nursing training. At the beginning of their course 77 students participated; in the study. After four years, only 55 students participated, the reason for this drop in number being unknown. The questions asked nurses if patients should have: the right to receive health care; the right to participate in the decision-making process about their treatment; the right always to be told the truth; and the right to have access to their own medical records. They were also asked: if quality of life should be a criterion for discontinuing treatment; if patients have the right to die and the right to refuse treatment; if patients should be assisted to die or helped to undergo active euthanasia; and if severely disabled newborn babies should be allowed to die. The student nurses demonstrated considerable insight into contemporary nursing issues and were ready to act as patient advocates. Professional responsibility demands that good nurses advocate strongly for patients' choices. PMID:14529113

Altun, Insaf; Ersoy, Nermin

2003-09-01

362

Clinical teachers as caring mothers from the perspectives of Jordanian nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this transcultural qualitative study was to discover, describe and explain the meaning of a caring student–teacher encounter within the context of clinical education. Clinical teachers are registered nurses who have completed a university undergraduate nursing degree program and at least 1 year of post-registration clinical experience. They are employed as full-time staff of the faculty of nursing.

Violeta Lopez

2003-01-01

363

[Medical-surgical nursing: a new teaching approach and its evaluation by the student].  

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This issue is about a teaching methodology developed by the Medical-Surgical subject of Nursing on Graduate Course at Universidade Estadual de Londrina. The teachers used the student-centered teaching process based on interpersonal relationship and problem solving method. The aim was to evaluate the last period of nursing students perception about developing of cognitive, affective and psychomotor abilities when compared with others subjects of nursing course since 1985 until 1990. This method of teaching supplied more integration among theory and practice, more ability in developing library search and oral exposition, besides more active student participation on his apprenticeship process. PMID:7694751

Haddad, M do C; Vannuchi, M T; Takahashi, O C; Hirazawa, S A; Rodrigues, I G; Cordeiro, B R; do Carmo, H M

1993-06-01

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Prerequisites for electronic learning: Iranian postgraduate nursing students' points of view  

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Background: Nursing education is mostly conducted through electronic educational programs. We aimed at assessing the Iranian postgraduate nursing students’ skills and attitudes regarding the electronic education. Materials and Methods: Ninety-seven postgraduate nursing students were surveyed using questionnaires assessing their individual-social and educational characteristics, electronic education skills, and attitudes toward the electronic education. Results: Scores of the students’ skills in using computer and the Internet were significantly associated with gender and the number of hours working with computer and the Internet at home and work. Conclusion: Prerequisites for performing electronic education programs are present at moderate levels in Iran. PMID:23983749

Yaghoubi, Alireza; Abdollahzadeh, Farahnaz; Rahmani, Azad; Kazemi, Leila; Ghabili, Kamyar; Golzari, Samad E. J.; Dehdilani, Marjan

2013-01-01

365

Effective classroom teaching methods: a critical incident technique from millennial nursing students' perspective.  

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Engaging nursing students in the classroom environment positively influences their ability to learn and apply course content to clinical practice. Students are motivated to engage in learning if their learning preferences are being met. The methods nurse educators have used with previous students in the classroom may not address the educational needs of Millennials. This manuscript presents the findings of a pilot study that used the Critical Incident Technique. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the teaching methods that help the Millennial generation of nursing students feel engaged in the learning process. Students' perceptions of effective instructional approaches are presented in three themes. Implications for nurse educators are discussed. PMID:24429374

Robb, Meigan

2013-01-01

366

Evaluation of a supplementary retention program for African-American baccalaureate nursing students.  

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This study evaluated the Minority Academic Advising Program (MAAP), a supplementary retention program established for African-American students enrolled in a southern state health sciences university's baccalaureate nursing program. The evaluation method merged a quasi-experimental with a time-series design. A group of 114 black students were included in the study. A comparison group consisting of 608 nursing student cohorts who were predominantly white was incorporated for control purposes. Although the students who were MAAP participants had significantly lower SAT scores, reduced Pre-Admission GPAs, and included a contingent of 11 students at high risk of failing, the following enhancements were identified: their retention-to-graduation rate increased 5.3 percentage points to 97.1%, their nursing program GPA increased nearly one-quarter letter grade, their time-persisted-in-program increased 0.7 months, and their nursing board examination pass rate increased 15 percentage points. PMID:8892117

Hesser, A; Pond, E; Lewis, L; Abbott, B

1996-10-01

367

Readiness of organizations for change, motivation and conflict-handling intentions: senior nursing students' perceptions.  

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This study examined the perceptions of 62 senior nursing students of the readiness of Jordanian organizations for change, students' motivators and their conflict-handling intentions. Such concepts should be taught at Schools of Nursing in order to prepare the students as nurses in the near future. It is found that the course of "Nursing Leadership and Management" has positive influence on students' understanding of the studied concepts. This descriptive study was conducted in seven hospitals. Grossman and Valiga's (2000) [Grossman, S., Valiga, T.M., 2000. The New Leadership Challenge: Creating the Future of Nursing. F.A. Davis, Philadelphia, pp. 147-148.] instrument was used to measure the readiness of organizations for change. As they progress in the course, the students' perceptions about the organizational readiness to change increased; the students "somehow" perceived that the Jordanian organizations were ready to change. The students were asked what motivates and they were asked about their conflict-handling techniques. Senior nursing students reported that private hospitals were better than governmental hospitals in their readiness for change. In general, male students perceived the readiness of organizations for change more positively than female students. The students were mainly motivated by "achievement" and used "collaboration" as a primary conflict-handling technique. Further studies are needed to explore in-depth the concept of the readiness of organizations for change. Achievement is a strong motivator that should be encouraged among students. Conflict-handling techniques in general and collaboration in particular should be taught for nursing students as these techniques will influence their future professional lives. PMID:18291329

Mrayyan, Majd T; Modallal, Rola; Awamreh, Khitam; Atoum, Maysoun; Abdullah, Muna; Suliman, Samah

2008-03-01

368

Implementing a Virtual Exchange Project for student nurses in Queensland and Nottingham.  

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This paper discusses the design and initial progress made with a virtual learning environment to help student nurses develop an understanding of cultural awareness and globalization. Using a Web-based application the Virtual Exchange Project was designed to facilitate study-elsewhere experiences located in the student's own setting. Promotion of the United Nations' Millennium Development goals provided an opportunity for student nurses to explore changes in global health and disease patterns, nursing education and systems of nurse regulation in the United Kingdom and Australia. A pedagogical framework created for this activity acknowledges the social and academic identities that learners often use, when working together in a virtual environment. The architecture of the Virtual Exchange supports local conversations about nurse education and health and social issues across hemispheres. PMID:23153635

Todhunter, Fern; Hallawell, Bob; Pittaway, Debbie

2013-09-01

369

Faculty Practice and Roles of Staff Nurses and Clinical Faculty in Nursing Student Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focus groups and interviews were conducted with 15 clinical faculty, 4 nursing education administrators, 22 nurses, and 4 hospital administrators involved in clinical placements. When nurses worked with practicing faculty, they experienced less role overload, conflict, and ambiguity. Lack of communication of expectations among administrators,…

Langan, Joanne C.

2003-01-01

370

Learning and Study Strategies of Baccalaureate Nursing Students during First Semester Nursing Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background. Attrition rates from nursing courses and programs are reported to range from 3 to 55 percent with 20 to 80 percent due to involuntary attrition (academic failure). While trying to address the nursing shortage, nursing programs increased enrollment, but did not produce enough graduates since involuntary attrition also increased. While…

Gatto, Susan L.

2010-01-01

371

Development of Guidelines Related to Riverside Community College Nursing Student Mandatory Assignment to AIDS Patients in the Clinical Setting.  

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The purpose of this study was to develop Associate Degree nursing program guidelines for Riverside Community College (RCC), in California, regarding mandatory nursing student assignment to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients, and student refusal of such assignments in a clinical setting. During the 1990 fall semester, RCC's Nursing

Kross, Carolyn Sue

372

'Preparing for sciences' workshop: A new initiative for Whyalla nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Th is article describes a regional campus initiative, which set out to address the problem of high student failure in fi rst-year Human Bioscience courses in the Bachelor of Nursing program. Th rough the introduction of the 'Preparing for Sciences' workshop provided at the beginning of the semester, the faculty of the Discipline of Nursing and Rural Health at the

Joy Penman

373

How Do Turkish Nursing Students Plan Their Career after the Graduation?: A Questionnaire Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research was planned as a cross-sectional and descriptive study for the purpose of determining nursing students' expectations from a workplace and what department, area, and positions they want to work in after graduation. The research population was comprised of the four university-based schools of nursing in Ankara province. The sample was…

Yildirim, Dilek; Kececi, Ayla; Bulduk, Serap

2011-01-01

374

Current Issues Related to Associate Degree Nursing: Their Impact on Directors, Faculty, and Students.  

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Perceptions of students, faculty members, and associate degree nursing (ADN) program directors/coordinators concerning seven issues affecting ADN programs were obtained in 1982. The issues, which were identified through a review of the literature, were: entry into practice, professional and technical nurses, developing competency statements,…

Cavenar, Mary G.

375

ATTRITION IN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM AS RELATED TO SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused upon the high attrition rate in schools of nursing, particularly Purdue University's Associate Degree in Nursing program. The nation-wide attrition rate is nearly fifty percent and, at Purdue during this study, it was forty-three percent.^ The population studied included the 166 students associated with classes who entered the associate degree program in January and September of 1978.

VIRGINIA ANN HARWOOD

1982-01-01

376

Supporting student nurses learning in and through clinical practice: the role of the clinical guide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Practice learning is an important part of the curriculum and accounts for approximately 50% of the pre-qualifying nursing programme in the United Kingdom. However, the nature of practice learning is very often ill defined, and mentors and nurse teachers apply a range of models to enhance learning in practice settings.Supporting students to learn is an important function for both educators

Debbie Roberts

2003-01-01

377

Increasing Physical Activity in Nursing Home Residents Using Student Power, Not Dollars  

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Nursing home programs committed to providing quality care need to investigate innovative ways to meet today's budget challenges. The purpose of this article is to describe a creative collaboration between a nonprofit nursing home facility and a suburban university. Through service-learning, undergraduate students planned and implemented…

Romack, Jennifer L.

2004-01-01

378

The Effect of a High-Fidelity Home Health Simulations on Nursing Students' Clinical Performance  

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With an increasing number of patients receiving nursing care in outpatient settings, it is the responsibility of nursing education programs to provide students with adequate training to enable them to develop the skills necessary to provide safe, effective care in diverse environments, including the home. Providing care to patients in their own…

Crytzer, Michele Leigh

2011-01-01

379

Teacher Time Spent on Student Health Issues and School Nurse Presence  

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Elementary school teacher time spent on student health issues and the relationship to school nurse services was the focus of this 2-year study. A cross-sectional design was used to survey traditional and exceptional (special needs) classroom teachers about the time they spent on health issues and their perception of school nurse presence. The…

Hill, Nina Jean; Hollis, Marianne

2012-01-01

380

Service-learning abroad: a life-changing experience for nursing students.  

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Incorporating service-learning experiences into nursing education is one way to help prepare students for practice in a global, culturally diverse society. Partnering with a church with a long-term mission program in El Salvador offers the nursing school at Old Dominion University opportunity to develop a service-learning program and support healthcare missions. PMID:22866378

Hawkins, Janice Evans; Vialet, Channel L

2012-01-01

381

Pregnant and Parenting Students--The Role of the School Nurse. Position Statement. Revised  

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The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) believes that the school nurse is in a prime position to support the health and wellbeing of pregnant and parenting students and contribute to their lifelong success by linking them to resources and advocating for policies and practices that promote high school graduation. It is the position of NASN…

Davis-Alldritt, Linda; Bushmiaer, Margo; Desisto, Marie; Lambert, Patrice; Murphy, M. Kathleen; Roland, Sharon; Selser, Kendra; Wyckoff, Leah

2011-01-01

382

Clinical Decision Making among Fourth-Year Nursing Students: An Interpretive Study.  

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Interviews with 17 fourth-year nursing students identified essential components in the process of learning clinical decision making: gaining confidence, building relationships with staff, connecting with patients, being comfortable with nurse identity, and understanding the clinical picture. Results indicate that, without the big picture, clinical…

White, Ann H.

2003-01-01

383

Aspects of Nurse Education Programmes that Frequently Cause Stress to Nursing Students - Fact-Finding Sample Survey.  

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In Ireland, 110 nursing students identified sources of stress in clinical and academic experiences. Factor analysis revealed five primary sources: academics, relationships with teaching staff, relationships in clinical experience, financial constraints, and death of patients. Support and counseling provision were recommended. (SK)

Timmins, Fiona; Kaliszer, M.

2002-01-01

384

In real time: exploring nursing students' learning during an international experience.  

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Abstract Nursing education has increasingly turned to international learning experiences to educate students who are globally minded and aware of social injustices in local and global communities. To date, research with international learning experiences has focused on the benefits for the students participating, after they have completed the international experience. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how nursing students learn during the international experience. The sample consisted of eight nursing students who enrolled in an international learning experience, and data were collected in "real time" in Zambia. The students were observed during learning activities and were interviewed three times. Three major themes emerged from the thematic analysis: expectations shaped students' learning, engagement facilitated learning, and critical reflection enhanced learning. Implications are discussed, related to disrupting media representations of Africa that shape students' expectations, and educational strategies for transformative learning and global citizenship. PMID:24150212

Afriyie Asenso, Barbara; Reimer-Kirkham, Sheryl; Astle, Barbara

2013-01-01

385

Does 1 + 1 still equal 2? A study of the mathematic competencies of associate degree nursing students.  

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Many associate degree nursing students lack basic computational mathematic ability. When a computational mathematics test was administered to more than 850 associate degree nursing students nationwide, the results were amazingly consistent. The mean student score on the Computational Arithmetic Test was 75%. The findings showed that students were mathematically underprepared, particularly in skills involving fractions, decimals, and percents, the mathematic skills necessary for medication calculation. The author also surveyed associate degree nursing faculty (n = 118) from the same schools of nursing as to how successful they felt their students would be on a computational mathematics test. The average faculty expected student performance was 88%. PMID:12023648

Brown, Daryle L

2002-01-01

386

Assessment and upgrading of Alexandria University nursing students' knowledge and attitudes about genetic counseling.  

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The aim of this study was to study the effect of a teaching unit on upgrading university-nursing students' knowledge and attitudes about genetic counseling. The study used pre- test, posttest with no control group design. All nursing students (100) who accepted to participate in the study and enrolled in the Maternity and Gynecological-nursing course, during the second semester of the third academic year 1999-2000, at the Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University, were involved in the study. A self-administered questionnaire sheet was used to assess nursing students' knowledge about genetic counseling, while a 3-point Likert-like scale was used to assess their attitudes towards it. The content of six-hours' teaching unit -about genetic counseling was taught to students by the researchers based on their needs. The study revealed a general lack of knowledge among nursing students regarding basic information about genetic counseling, where poor total score of knowledge was obtained by all of them in the pre-test. In addition, the pre-test revealed that negative attitude was found in about half of the nursing students. The teaching unit had an obvious effect on the nursing students' knowledge and attitudes regarding genetic counseling, as the total score of their knowledge and attitudes had improved after implementation of the teaching unit. Moreover, there was a significant relationship between nursing students' knowledge and attitudes towards genetic counseling before and after implementation of the teaching unit. Therefore, a negative attitude was found with poor total score of knowledge in the pre-test and positive attitude was found with good total score of knowledge in the post-test. So, there is a need to improve knowledge and change attitude of nursing students about genetic counseling. As well as genetic counseling should be included in the university-nursing curriculum and should be reviewed periodically to accommodate the relevant fast change in the science and technology of genetics. Moreover, nursing students must be informed about the different community resources, which offer the genetic counseling services. PMID:17216943

Sobhy, S I; Shoeib, F M; Zaki, N H

2001-01-01

387

An Admission Formula to Admit and Retain the Non-Traditional Student in Nursing.  

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The two-stage, computerized admission procedure of the Wayne County Community College of Metropolitan Detroit (Michigan) nursing program for nontraditional students is described. The admission policy has been developed to open the associate program to urb...

D. Goodwin, J. Arbuckle

1977-01-01

388

Enactment of virtue ethics: collaboration between nurse academics and international students in questionnaire design.  

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Increased enrolment of international nursing students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs is predicted as Australian universities compete for students in the globalised university market. This study explored issues impacting on the ability of international nursing students to achieve their study goals at an Australian university (n=29). However, this paper principally describes the design of the instrument by two nursing lecturers and international nursing students (n=10) in a collaborative process, characterised by a pluralistic world view and the enactment of virtue ethics. The myth of the term 'ESL' is critiqued, and challenged. In designing the instrument, we argued it was essential to be cognisant of the conceptual attributes and embedded meanings of language for the unique study population, to ensure face and content validity. PMID:11878508

Hofmeyer, A; Cecchin, M

2001-01-01

389

Lost in Translation: Student Perceptions of Cultural Competence in Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Curricula  

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The rapidly changing demographics of the United States require nurses who are equipped with knowledge and skills to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population. Nurse educators seek to meet this challenge through integrating cultural competence into nursing course curricula. Few studies have examined student perceptions of the integration of this material. As part of a larger school wide assessment, this qualitative descriptive study utilized focus groups of PhD and BSN students to evaluate their perceptions of the integration of cultural competence in the nursing curriculum. We sought to answer two questions: 1.) what the students’ perceptions were and 2.) what recommendations they had for improvement. The results of the focus groups yielded three themes: 1.) Broadening definitions, 2.) Integrating cultural competence, and 3.) Missed opportunities. Student suggestions and recommendations for enhancing cultural competence in the curricula are provided. PMID:21272835

Sumpter, Danica Fulbright; Carthon, J. Margo Brooks

2010-01-01

390

Approval Process for School of Nursing Faculty Traveling Internationally with Student Groups  

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Approval Process for School of Nursing Faculty Traveling Internationally with Student Groups Does in Travel Restriction Column? Draft Safety Plan for Group Travel (in consultation with OGO) and submit

Eustice, Ryan

391

THE RELATIONSHIP OF ANXIETY AND CARING IN A SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN BEGINNING NURSING STUDENTS  

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ABSTRACT Initial patient care assignments in the clinical learning environment are described in the literature as one of the most anxiety producing events in the life experience of beginning-nursing students. A repeated measures ANOVA methodology...

King, Linda Sue

2010-11-30

392

Nursing student clinical shift completion as a predictor of NCLEX failure.  

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As competition for clinical sites increases, hospitals and nursing schools report the use of nontraditional student placements such as one 12-hour clinical shift; that was an option offered by the author's school. The author discusses implementation of 12-hour shifts and compared NCLEX fail rates of students on one 12-hour shift with students who had 2 weekly 6-hour shifts. PMID:24300256

Woodworth, Julie A

2014-01-01

393

Implementing Web-based instruction in a school of nursing: Implications for faculty and students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The World Wide Web, a rich educational resource that can promote and enhance student learning, is increasingly being used in nursing programs to deliver course content. When implementing Web-based instruction into the curriculum, it is essential to consider carefully the implications for faculty and student development needs so that the technology can be efficiently and effectively used to support student

Judith A. Halstead; Nadine A. Coudret

2000-01-01

394

Barriers and Gateways: A Study of Nursing Students' Utilisation of Learning Support Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 150 first-year nursing students indicated that 65% had been referred to the learning development center. Older students admitted through nontraditional access points were more likely to self-refer; younger students were more reluctant to access learning support resources, although they lacked effective learning strategies. (SK)

Stewart, Lyn; Mort, Pam; McVeigh, Carol

2001-01-01

395

Comparing Learning Outcomes of International and Local Community Partnerships for Undergraduate Nursing Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

International health care experiences offer undergraduate nursing students the opportunity for significant personal and professional growth. During a month-long travel course to Cameroon, West Africa, students improved their skills in clinical assessment, data management, intercultural communication, and collaboration based on an empowerment model of international partnership. Although it is not possible for all students to participate in providing health care

Peggy Wros; Sherry Archer

2010-01-01

396

Effects of two stress management interventions on student nurses' perceived stress and general self-efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the differential effects of a health promotion Stress Management Workshop and Verbal Persuasion Interventions on the perceived stress and general self-efficacy of first year student nurses. The two dependent variables examined were perceived stress and general self-efficacy. A quasi-experimental two-group research study was conducted with first year student nurses at a large

Ann Marie Collins

2005-01-01

397

Expanding worldview: Australian nursing students' experience of cultural immersion in India.  

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Abstract Increasing cultural diversity and a sense of global community has necessitated the introduction of cultural competence in the education of health care providers. Some institutions have utilised cultural immersion programmes to address this need of cultural competence. Studies have not yet described what this experience is for Australian nursing students. The purpose of this study is to describe the immersion experience of a group of senior Australian nursing students who participated in a 5-week cultural immersion programme in India. PMID:25410197

Charles, Loretta; Maltby, Hendrika; Abrams, Sarah; Shea, Jeanne; Brand, Gabrielle; Nicol, Pamela

2014-01-01

398

Strategic analyses in nursing schools: attracting, educating, and graduating more nursing students: part I--strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis.  

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The shortage of nurses in the United States remains a persistent problem. Faced with this reality, nursing programs in colleges and universities continue to struggle to expand enrollment levels to meet the spiraling demand. This research uses familiar tools in strategic management: the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis and stakeholder analysis as initial steps to draw more students to the profession of nursing. In a 2-round modified Delphi survey, chief administrators of schools of nursing identify the main SWOT of schools of nursing and the important internal and external stakeholders that influence nursing school success. The authors of the research suggest ways to use that knowledge to increase the enrollment level of nursing students. Part I of this research focuses on the SWOT analyses. PMID:18695403

Crow, Stephen M; Hartman, Sandra J; Mahesh, Sathiadev; McLendon, Christy L; Henson, Steve W; Jacques, Paul

2008-01-01

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Nursing Education (NE) Degree Plan: Upon admission nursing students must meet with faculty and staff advisors to develop plan of progression. Successful completion of core courses in theory and research are essential to success in all MSN majors.  

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Nursing Education (NE) Degree Plan: Upon admission nursing students must meet with faculty and research are essential to success in all MSN majors. Core Courses N5310 Nursing Theories and Processes: Focuses on the emergence of nursing as a scholarly discipline, patterns of knowing in nursing

Ward, Karen

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A service-learning experience to teach baccalaureate nursing students about health policy.  

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Incorporating health promotion strategies in practice, and in particular within healthy public policy based on the Ottawa Charter, is widely recognized as within the mandate of nursing, although evidence suggests that nurses are reluctant to take on this role. An innovative strategy was developed to facilitate baccalaureate nursing students' learning about healthy public policy by immersing them in a real-world service-learning experience. Students partnered with a population, assessed the determinants of health, and implemented a population health promotion strategy that included attention to a health policy issue. Students identified strengths and weaknesses of the existing policy and were required to propose recommendations for change that addressed the social justice issues. Students presented their work to faculty, students, and community partners and developed a written position paper on the topic. Students evaluated the service-learning experience as an excellent experiential learning opportunity. PMID:21417191

O'Brien-Larivée, Catherine

2011-06-01

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Japanese graduate nursing students' perceptions of the teaching performance of an intercultural teacher.  

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This paper reports the results of a survey conducted to explore the perceptions of Japanese graduate nursing students about the teaching performance of an American teacher. The impact of cultural differences on classroom behavior and communication between Japanese graduate nursing students and the American teacher are also explored. Students were enrolled in a nursing education course in the first semester of the graduate program. Data for the analysis were the student opinion surveys, which included Likert scale items and space for narrative responses. Results of the survey are reported as well as the results of a follow-up meeting that was held with the students. The students emphasized the importance of the quality of the interpretation. PMID:20635619

Cox, Kathleen; Yamaguchi, Satomi

2010-01-01

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Hearing distressing voices clinical simulation: "life changing" experiences of psychiatric-mental health nursing students.  

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The purpose of the current qualitative study was to investigate the experience of baccalaureate nursing (BSN) students with the clinical simulation of hearing distressing voices and derive themes from the written reflective data of students' evaluative statements. A purposive convenience sample of BSN students (N = 74) was recruited from two nursing cohorts at a private, religiously affiliated university BSN program in the northeastern United States. Student reflections on three evaluation questions of the simulation experience were analyzed using constant comparison as per naturalistic inquiry methodology. Themes emerged from each of the three questions related to students' experiences of hearing the simulated voices. Findings support the value of this simulation as a means to promote both active and affective learning in BSN students as they enter psychiatric-mental health clinical rotations. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52(10), 42-51.]. PMID:25291728

Wieland, Diane; Levine, Ciara; Smith, Janet

2014-10-01

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What exposure do student nurses have to Primary Health Care and community nursing during the New Zealand undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing programme?  

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A research project to examine the theoretical and practical exposure student nurses have to Primary Health Care (PHC) and community nursing in their undergraduate programme was undertaken in New Zealand (NZ). Providing quality clinical placements for health care students is acknowledged as a major challenge for tertiary institutions. In order to reflect the current shift in health care delivery from hospital to community settings, one such challenge is to ensure students receive appropriate theoretical programme content and clinical experience in PHC and community settings. The project consisted of a review of relevant international literature, and a questionnaire sent to all NZ tertiary institutions providing a Bachelor of Nursing (BN). Findings included a variable understanding of the concept of PHC, a lack of appropriate PHC placements across the country, competition for student placements in PHC, and professional organisation requirements for student supervision impacting on placement availability. Innovations identified to increase PHC placements comprised the establishment of Dedicated Education Units (DEUs), curriculum revision, and final year PHC placements offered only to students targeting PHC settings on registration. Study recommendations involve establishing a regional rather than a local approach to managing clinical placements, increasing professional governance support and reviewing clinical placement funding. PMID:23375697

Betony, Karen; Yarwood, Judy

2013-10-01

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Choosing a career in psychiatric-mental nursing: do more clinical placements in this area for undergraduate student nurses make a difference? (Part One).  

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The purpose of this article is to address the broader issue of how to increase the interest among undergraduate student nurses in choosing a career in the psychiatric-mental nursing field upon graduation. A description is given of the new clinical placement option that was offered in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing in April-May 1989 for the 100 hours of clinical experience (Nursing 439-Intersession) for undergraduate nursing students completing their third year of their Bachelor of Nursing degree at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. One of these settings was an acute care psychiatric unit (McNab Mental Health Centre) and the other a provincial psychiatric hospital (Alberta Hospital Ponoka). This article is divided into three parts: 1) An overview of the present psychiatric-mental nursing content of the undergraduate program of U. of C.'s Faculty of Nursing; 2a) The perceptions of the four students who chose to do their Intersession-1989 clinical experience in a long-term care psychiatric setting; 2b) the perceptions of the preceptors who worked with the students in that long-term care setting; 3) and concluding comments about this relatively new venture, including some of the implications for future planning and research in terms of the issues pertaining to clinical placements, and recruitment of baccalaureate-prepared nurses for the psychiatric-mental health field. PMID:2588964

LeNavenec, C L

1989-11-01

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'CO-CO' in nursing care planning: an innovative approach to student learning.  

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This qualitative study evaluated the application of a new real-time, synchronous computer conferencing technology (CO-CO) to assist student nurses develop effective nursing care planning skills. Using CO-CO, first-year undergraduate nurses collaborated across a local area network to produce nursing care plans based on given patient profiles. A convenience sample involved a total of eight students, working in pairs at different work stations. An initial training session introduced the students to the Unisys Icon microcomputer system and the CO-CO software application. In the second session the researcher displayed a patient case study in one of the CO-CO screen windows along with specific instructions. The students' objective was to co-operate and collaborate as a group in order to produce an appropriate nursing care plan. For the most part they worked independently of the teacher who was able to engage in other activities while remaining available to the group for occasional essential feedback. Later, a questionnaire was completed by the students. The students cited the ease with which they could use the software CO-CO to reach decisions about care. The sessions reportedly improved group process and group interaction. This computer conferencing system offers an alternative approach to the teaching of nursing care planning. PMID:2202893

Sleightholm-Cairns, B J

1990-08-01

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The professional socialization of graduating students in generic and two-plus-two baccalaureate completion nursing programs.  

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This non-experimental, descriptive study explored the differences in professional socialization between graduating students of two-plus-two baccalaureate completion nursing programs and generic baccalaureate nursing (BSN) programs. The survey population was graduating students from NLN-accredited baccalaureate nursing programs in a 15-state region. Autonomy, noted as a mark of professionalism, was measured by the Nursing Activity Scale developed by Schutzenhofer. No significant difference was found between the level of professional socialization of graduating students of two-plus-two baccalaureate completion nursing programs and generic BSN programs. No significant difference was found in professional socialization between students from the two basic RN education programs prior to BSN completion. A positive, but not significant, correlation was found between professional socialization and years of employment as an RN. No significant relationship was found between professional role socialization and area of major nursing experience for the baccalaureate completion nursing students. PMID:15344370

Clark, Connie L

2004-08-01

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A lack of autonomy in the contemporary nursing student: a comparative study.  

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The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not female nursing students are as autonomous as female students in both traditional female occupations and non-traditional occupations. The population included 1,046 undergraduate, female students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at a state college. Students who participated in the study were from the schools of nursing, education, business and arts and sciences. The two instruments used to measure the characteristics of autonomy, masculinity, and femininity, were the Krutines Autonomy Scale and a modified Bem Sex-Role Inventory Scale. Students from the schools of nursing and education received the lowest scores on autonomy and masculinity and the highest scores on femininity. Students in the school of nursing scored significantly lower in autonomy and masculinity and significantly higher in femininity than the students from the School of Business and the School of Arts and Sciences. There was no significant difference between the scores of students in the School of Nursing and the School of Education. No significant correlation was found between the variables of parent's occupation. Grade Point Average (GPA), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores or feminine scores and the autonomy scores. However, there was a strong correlation between masculinity and autonomy scores. PMID:2835453

Boughn, S

1988-04-01

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Clinical concept mapping: Does it improve discipline-based critical thinking of nursing students?  

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Background: Enhancing nursing students’ critical thinking is a challenge faced by nurse educators. This study aimed at determining the effect of clinical concept mapping on discipline-based critical thinking of nursing students. Materials and Methods: In this quasi-experimental post-test only design, a convenient sample of 4th year nursing students (N = 32) participated. They were randomly divided into two groups. The experimental group participated in a 1-day workshop on clinical concept mapping. They were also assigned to use at least two clinical concepts mapping during their clinical practice. Post-test was done using a specially designed package consisting of vignettes for measurement of 17 dimensions of critical thinking in nursing under two categories of cognitive critical thinking skills and habits of mind. They were required to write about how they would use a designated critical thinking skills or habits of mind to accomplish the nursing actions. The students’ responses were evaluated based on identification of critical thinking, justification, and quality of the student's response. The mean score of both groups was compared by Mann-Whitney test using SPSS version 16.5. Results: The results of the study revealed a significant difference between the two groups’ critical thinking regarding identification, justification, and quality of responses, and overall critical thinking scores, cognitive thinking skills, and habits of mind. The two groups also differed significantly from each other in 11 out of 17 dimensions of critical thinking. Conclusion: Clinical concept mapping is a valuable strategy for improvement of critical thinking of nursing students. However, further studies are recommended to generalize this result to nursing students in their earlier stage of education. PMID:24554963

Moattari, Marzieh; Soleimani, Sara; Moghaddam, Neda Jamali; Mehbodi, Farkhondeh

2014-01-01

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Who am I now? The experience of being a post-registration children's student nurse in the first clinical placement.  

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Role transition from staff nurse to post-registration student is not a well researched area of nursing. Two previous Irish studies have been reported of the experiences of post-registration midwifery students [McCrea, H., Thompson, K., Carswell, L., Whittington, D., 1994. Student midwives' learning experience on the wards. Journal of Clinical Nursing 3, 97-102; Begley, C., 1997. Midwives in the making: a longitudinal study of the experiences of student midwives during their two-year training in Ireland. Unpublished PhD Thesis, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin.] but there is limited research into post-registration children's student nurses experiences. A broadly phenomenological approach was employed to interpret what it means to be a post-registration children's student nurse during the first clinical placement. Data was collected from a purposive sample of six students, using unstructured tape recorded interviews. Thematic content analysis was utilised to produce an interpretation of nurses' experience within the first clinical placement. The findings reflect the participants' role confusion when changing from being a staff nurse in one discipline of nursing to being a post-registration student in another. They find previous experience is not recognised and that students originating from different disciplines in nursing have different experiences within the first placement. Coping mechanisms are discussed along with preparation for and supports available in the clinical area. PMID:16934372

Begley, Thelma

2007-07-01

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Identifying changes in comfort and worry among pediatric nursing students following clinical rotations.  

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Pediatric nursing clinicals often cause feelings of worry, thus hindering students' discovery. This study sought to identify worry-provoking elements before and after pediatric clinical rotations. Participants included 100 pediatric nursing students. A descriptive, exploratory, quantitative design was used to explore student worry using the Pediatric Student Comfort and Worry Assessment Tool. Pre- and post-test scores were calculated to evaluate changes in worry and comfort. The item that changed the most was comfort in assessment, whereas worry regarding causing a child pain changed the least. These data suggest the significant need in identifying worries to improve confidence in performance for pediatric clinical. PMID:22300523

Lassche, Madeline; Al-Qaaydeh, Sharifa; Macintosh, Christopher I; Black, Melissa

2013-01-01

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Q-factor emotional intelligence profiles as an area for development in graduate nurse anesthesia students.  

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Some fear that the added demands of the Affordable Care Act may worsen already high attrition rates among nurses. One potential solution is that graduate nursing programs must do a better job of selecting and retaining those who can persist in training to gain the clinical and leadership skills necessary to fill these new roles. Some believe emotional intelligence (EI) may help with the selection and retention of graduate nursing students. This study examined EI in 216 nurse anesthesia (NA) students. Q-factor analysis was used to create EI profiles of first-semester, 1-year, and last-semester NA students. It showed one EI type was consistent at each point in the program: High Facial Reader/Low EI Manager. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(9):501-510.]. PMID:25199106

Collins, Shawn Bryant; Covrig, Duane; Newman, Isadore

2014-08-01

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Embracing technology: using an unfolding case simulation to enhance nursing students' learning about Parkinson disease.  

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This study embraces technology and compares two teaching strategies for the undergraduate-level nursing student: a taped digital media classroom lecture with YouTube video clips and a simulated unfolding case study experience in the nursing skills laboratory. The objective was to determine which method best promotes critical problem solving around clinical care issues related to Parkinson disease. Each stage of the case simulation shows a progression of disability with increased complexity of patient symptoms, which requires higher levels of nursing assessment. Eighty-four undergraduate students in a baccalaureate nursing program participated in this research study. Significant differences were identified in knowledge and in their ability to analyze complex information. Student outcomes were reported through the comparison of scores on a preexamination and postexamination using alternative style questions. PMID:23291868

McCormick, Margaret J; de Slavy, Johanna Romero; Fuller, Bonnie

2013-02-01

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The perceptions of students and teachers regarding the introductory module of an enrolled nurse conversion course.  

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This study sets out to explore the perceptions of students' and their teachers' regarding the Introductory Module of a course to convert Enrolled Nurses to Registered General Nurses. The course has been developed as a joint venture with two local Schools of Nursing as an experiment in joint course management. An illuminative evaluation approach has been adopted utilising the techniques of observation, questionnaires and interviews, in order to provide information by a variety of means upon which the course management team can base their future decisions regarding the course. The findings suggest that the introductory module was perceived by the students and teachers as a valuable learning experience. Issues specific to the course which were highlighted included the need for the involvement of the course teachers from each School of Nursing in the teaching programme, the introduction of negotiated student learning, a joint approach to the assessment of theory and practice and a modification of the maternity and community care experience. General issues related to the students as mature learners included the need for pre-course preparation for the students, the assessment of individual learning needs, the inclusion in the content of essay writing skills and stress management and the need for a comprehensive staff development programme for the teaching staff. The study highlighted the need for evaluation of nurse education programmes and teaching methods in order to provide professional accountability and to ensure nurse education practice is research-based. PMID:2215436

Crotty, M

1990-10-01

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Simulation: a shared learning experience for child and mental health pre-registration nursing students.  

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Learning through the use of simulation is perceived as an innovative means to help manage some of the contemporary challenges for pre-registration nurse education. Mental health and child nurses need to have the knowledge and skills to effectively address the holistic needs of service users. This article reports on a pilot simulated learning experience that was designed with key stakeholders for pre-registration child and mental health nursing students. This involved young actors playing the role of someone who had self-harmed to help students develop their skills for working with young people who experience emotional distress. Focus groups and a questionnaire were used to evaluate the pilot. Students valued the practical approach that simulation entailed and identified the benefits of the shared learning experience across the different fields of practice of nursing. However, some students reported anxiety performing in front of peers and indicated they would perform differently in practice. The pilot identified simulation as a potentially useful approach to help child and mental health student nurses develop skills for caring for young people. However, there is a need for caution in the claims to be made regarding the impact of simulation to address gaps in nursing skills. PMID:23660414

Felton, Anne; Holliday, Laura; Ritchie, Dawn; Langmack, Gill; Conquer, Alistair

2013-11-01

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Predicting baccalaureate nursing students' first-semester outcomes: HESI Admission Assessment.  

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As a means of promoting evidence-based admission selection decisions in a baccalaureate school of nursing, the faculty at a college of nursing in the southeastern part of the United States investigated the value of including preadmission exam scores as one criterion in the admission protocol. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of Elsevier's HESI Admission Assessment (A(2)) exam as a predictor of student success. Four A(2) exams were administered to baccalaureate nursing students: reading comprehension, vocabulary & general knowledge, math, and anatomy & physiology. The mean of reading comprehension scores and vocabulary & general knowledge scores constituted the students' English scores, and the mean of all 4 exam scores constituted the students' A(2) composite scores. A(2) scores were correlated with final course grades in the 3 first-semester nursing courses (N = 184). There was a significantly positive (P ? .01) relationship between A(2) scores and final course grades for the 3 first-semester nursing courses-as A(2) scores increased, so did final course grades. Faculty concluded that A(2) scores provided a valuable measure of students' ability to succeed within the nursing program and, as such, they enabled faculty to make evidence-based decisions regarding applicant selection. PMID:23566505

Underwood, Lynn M; Williams, Laura L; Lee, Marilyn B; Brunnert, Kimberly A

2013-01-01

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Emotional intelligence: its relationship to stress, coping, well-being and professional performance in nursing students.  

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Emotional intelligence (EI) has been highlighted as an important theoretical and practical construct. It has the potential to enable individuals to cope better and experience less stress thus contributing to a healthy and stable workforce. The study aimed to explore the EI of nursing students (n=130, 52.0%) and its relationship to perceived stress, coping strategies, subjective well-being, perceived nursing competency and academic performance. Students were on the adult pathway of a nursing diploma or degree programme in one Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the United Kingdom (UK). A prospective correlational survey design was adopted. Three methods of data collection were used: i) A self-report questionnaire; ii) an audit of students' academic performance; and iii) mapping of EI teaching in the curricula. Emotional intelligence was positively related to well-being (p<0.05), problem-focused coping (p<0.05) and perceived nursing competency (p<0.05), and negatively related to perceived stress (p<0.05). The findings suggest that increased feelings of control and emotional competence assist nursing students to adopt active and effective coping strategies when dealing with stress, which in turn enhances their subjective well-being. This study highlights the potential value of facilitating the EI of students of nursing and other healthcare professions. PMID:21292360

Por, Jitna; Barriball, Louise; Fitzpatrick, Joanne; Roberts, Julia

2011-11-01

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Factors related to academic success in at-risk senior nursing students.  

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The disposition of at-risk students who fail to meet nursing program progression standards is a challenging predicament for both students and faculty. There is little evidence to inform progression decisions regarding remediation and/or probation. More needs to be known about the phenomenon of at-risk students, and the interventions that can transform these individuals into successful graduates and nurses. The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate factors related to academic success for at-risk senior nursing students. Sixteen at-risk senior students, enrolled in a nursing course called Academic Improvement Strategies, participated in the study which included faculty mentoring, journaling, tutorials, and various self-directed student activities. The mean semester grade point average significantly improved by the end of the semester, increasing from 2.48 to 2.92 (Z = -4.26, p <.0001). Upon graduation, 87% of the participants successfully passed the NCLEX-RN examination. The study findings suggest that faculty mentoring can facilitate behavioral changes that may contribute to academic success for at-risk nursing students. PMID:18454733

McGann, Elizabeth; Thompson, Janice M

2008-01-01

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A Practical Guide to Accelerating Student Achievement across Cultures: Strategies for Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Parents  

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This document was developed to provide action steps that can be taken by teachers, parents, administrators, and students themselves to develop the personal, cognitive, and social dimensions of students. These advocates are identified in "The Holistic Learner Framework: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Accelerating the Achievement of Low…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

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Effects of a nursing literature reading course on promoting critical thinking in two-year nursing program students.  

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Critical thinking is essential for professional nursing practice. Promoting critical thinking with teaching strategies has been a focus of nursing education and nursing research. Reading and writing assignments are teaching strategies for fostering critical thinking ability. We developed a course with the emphasis on critical reading and writing. The purposes of this study were to explore the effect of the course and teaching strategies on promoting critical thinking and to understand the learning experience and perception of nursing students as part of the course assessment plan. Quasi-experimental design and purposive sampling were used. 170 students of a two-year nursing program were grouped into an experimental and a control group depending on whether or not they took the course. The change in critical thinking ability was evaluated and determined based on performance in an article critique test before and after the course. Data was collected with an assessment tool developed for the purposes of the research and was analyzed with descriptive statistics, paired t-test, and two-factor analysis of variance with repeated measures and content analysis. The findings were: (1) The scores on the critique test at the end of the course in both groups were significantly higher than before the course (p<.001). The improvement in score of the experimental group, however, was significantly higher than that of the control group (p<.001). (2) Changes in thinking pattern and learning attitude, as well as a feeling of growth and achievement, were found in content analysis of students' self-evaluation of their learning experience and perception. Critical thinking skills were applied while learning the course. The results not only provide evidence to support the positive effect of reading and writing assignments on critical thinking ability but also confirm the teaching and learning activity design for the course. PMID:12820077

Chen, Fang-Chiao; Lin, Ming-Chen

2003-06-01

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Developing a Profile of the ESP Needs of Iranian Students: The Case of Students of Nursing and Midwifery  

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The aim of conducting this study was to investigate the foreign language learning needs of undergraduate medical sciences students studying in faculties of nursing and midwifery in Iran. A total of 681 undergraduate students as well as 168 subject-specific instructors and 6 EFL instructors participated in the study, which was designed on a…

Mazdayasna, Golnar; Tahririan, M. H.

2008-01-01

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Professional socialization of students enrolled in an online doctor of philosophy program in nursing.  

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A descriptive online survey design was used to describe professional socialization of students enrolled in an online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in nursing. Twenty-six (48%) of 54 students participated by completing the Doctoral Student Socialization Questionnaire. Activities associated with four of the six dimensions of professional socialization, including student-peer interactions, supportive faculty environment, collegiality, and student scholarly encouragement, were prevalent in the analysis. Activities associated with student-faculty interactions and preparation in scholarly activities were evident but were not prevalent. Students in an online PhD program in nursing can be socialized to the graduate school environment, as well as to their future role in an academic setting. Although challenging in the online environment, faculty need to promote activities related to student-faculty interactions and preparation in scholarly activities. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(10):595-599.]. PMID:25275993

Goodfellow, Linda M

2014-10-01

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Qualidade de vida de estudantes de enfermagem de uma faculdade privada Life quality of nursing students from a private university  

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Qualidade de vida de estudantes de enfermagem de uma faculdade privada Life quality of nursing was designed with the objective of evaluating the quality of life of students in the nursing course. Resulted in a sample of 192 (one hundred ninety-two) students. The diagnosis showed that most students

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Critical Thinking: The Development of an Essential Skill for Nursing Students  

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Critical thinking is defined as the mental process of actively and skillfully perception, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of collected information through observation, experience and communication that leads to a decision for action. In nursing education there is frequent reference to critical thinking and to the significance that it has in daily clinical nursing practice. Nursing clinical instructors know that students face difficulties in making decisions related to clinical practice. The main critical thinking skills in which nursing students should be exercised during their studies are critical analysis, introductory and concluding justification, valid conclusion, distinguish of facts and opinions, evaluation the credibility of information sources, clarification of concepts and recognition of conditions. Specific behaviors are essentials for enhancing critical thinking. Nursing students in order to learn and apply critical thinking should develop independence of thought, fairness, perspicacity in personal and social level, humility, spiritual courage, integrity, perseverance, self-confidence, interest for research and curiosity. Critical thinking is an essential process for the safe, efficient and skillful nursing practice. The nursing education programs should adopt attitudes that promote critical thinking and mobilize the skills of critical reasoning. PMID:25395733

Papathanasiou, Ioanna V.; Kleisiaris, Christos F.; Fradelos, Evangelos C.; Kakou, Katerina; Kourkouta, Lambrini

2014-01-01

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Critical thinking: the development of an essential skill for nursing students.  

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Critical thinking is defined as the mental process of actively and skillfully perception, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of collected information through observation, experience and communication that leads to a decision for action. In nursing education there is frequent reference to critical thinking and to the significance that it has in daily clinical nursing practice. Nursing clinical instructors know that students face difficulties in making decisions related to clinical practice. The main critical thinking skills in which nursing students should be exercised during their studies are critical analysis, introductory and concluding justification, valid conclusion, distinguish of facts and opinions, evaluation the credibility of information sources, clarification of concepts and recognition of conditions. Specific behaviors are essentials for enhancing critical thinking. Nursing students in order to learn and apply critical thinking should develop independence of thought, fairness, perspicacity in personal and social level, humility, spiritual courage, integrity, perseverance, self-confidence, interest for research and curiosity. Critical thinking is an essential process for the safe, efficient and skillful nursing practice. The nursing education programs should adopt attitudes that promote critical thinking and mobilize the skills of critical reasoning. PMID:25395733

Papathanasiou, Ioanna V; Kleisiaris, Christos F; Fradelos, Evangelos C; Kakou, Katerina; Kourkouta, Lambrini

2014-08-01

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Cultural Diversity and the Experiences of Alaska Native Nursing Students  

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The purpose of this ethnonursing research study was to discover, describe, and systematically analyze the care expressions, practices, and patterns of Alaska Native nurses within the context of their nursing school experience. The goals of this study were to identify generic and professional care factors that promote the academic success of Alaska…

Gilmon, Margaret E.

2012-01-01

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Minority nursing student success: A grounded theory case study  

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There has been a dramatic increase in the nation's racial and ethnic minority populations over recent years. This increase is placing a higher demand on the health care industry to provide culturally competent care to these diverse populations. This challenge is met with yet another problem as the nation faces a critical shortage of nurses, particularly minority nurses. This shortage

Brenda J. Mister

2009-01-01

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Nursing education in gerontological clinical settings: What do elderly patients think of student-rendered care?  

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Gerontological units are commonly used as clinical placements for first year nursing students, but the ethics of sending novice nursing students to gerontological units for their first clinical placement is often challenged. Although this environment allows student learning at a slower pace, some believe that students are practicing on a captive population and that this undervalues the specialist knowledge and skills required to care for older patients. This qualitative study explores the perspectives of 12 older patients in long-term care hospitals who had first-year nursing students involved in their care. Data were gathered using face-to-face, semi-structured interviews. A thematic analysis of data then identified themes and patterns used by older adults to describe their perspectives of student-rendered care. Findings revealed that with the exception of one patient, this group of older patients found first-year student-nurse-rendered care to be a positive experience. The emergent themes indicated that patients enjoyed the extra care, attention, and the increased social opportunities the students provided. The patients also demonstrated an interest in participating in student learning. The findings are discussed in relation to social exchange theory and the concept of reciprocity. PMID:16773863

Mossop, Margaret; Wilkinson, Tim

2006-06-01

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Towards a conceptual framework for preceptorship in the clinical education of undergraduate nursing students  

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A recent study undertaken by the authors (2007) highlighted that undergraduate nursing students were subjected to varying experiences in clinical practice, which were mediated by a number of factors. Mediating factors included continuity of preceptors, student attitudes, the clinical setting environment, student and preceptor expectations of the clinical practice experience and interactions between the student and preceptor.\\u000aOf note, interactions

Melanie Zilembo; Leanne Monterosso

2008-01-01

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Providing student support systems in Project 2000 nurse education programmes--the personal tutor role of nurse teachers.  

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This paper is based on a seminar integral to a series of workshops designed for teachers within the South East Wales College of Nursing and Midwifery Education, in preparation for the implementation of Project 2000. Providing support for students has always been an inherent, if not formally described, part of a teacher's role. Project 2000 however presents an opportunity for curriculum planning teams to formally address the issue of supporting students. This paper therefore discusses the concept of the personal tutor and suggests that the combination of a personal tutor system and a 'mentorship' scheme in the practice placements, contributes towards the development of an autonomous, confident practitioner on qualification and registration as a nurse. PMID:7968966

Phillips, R

1994-06-01

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Undergraduate Nursing Students' Attitudes towards Mental Illness: Implications for Specific Academic Education  

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Background: Health care professions are not immune to social prejudices and surprisingly share the general public's attitude attributed to people with mental illness. Nursing students are future health manpower research related to nursing students attitudes toward mental illness is limited. Aim: The aim of this following study is to examine the undergraduate nursing students’ attitudes toward people with mental illness. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive design was adopted for the present study. A total of 148 undergraduate nursing students were purposively selected to complete self-reported questionnaires. Results: The nursing students have significant positive attitudes towards mental illness in three of the six attitudes factors: Restrictiveness (8.59), benevolence (29.8) and stigmatization (9.18). However, these students have negative attitudes in separatism (27.1), stereotype (11.5) and pessimistic predictions (11.7) domains as they rated high. Conclusion: Academic education in this area must be planned so as to favor the change of the attitudes that include greater use of teaching strategies that challenge beliefs and assumptions and promote a commitment to provide holistic care to people with mental illness.

Poreddi, Vijayalakshmi; Thimmaiah, Rohini; Pashupu, Dharma Reddy; Ramachandra; Badamath, Suresh

2014-01-01

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Foreign-born nursing students in the United States: a literature review.  

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A thorough search of the literature examined what have been reported as stressors for foreign-born nursing students living in the United States. A comprehensive review of foreign-born nursing student literature within the United States educational system was examined, reviewed, and summarized. Minimal research has been dedicated exclusively to identify those unique stressors experienced among the foreign-born student population. A review of 11 articles revealed four common results interdependent of one another experienced among this group of students. Results identified were (a) language and communication issues; (b) discrimination, prejudice, and lack of support; (c) cultural issues; and (d) loneliness, isolation, and alienation. Foreign-born nursing students may continue to experience a multitude of barriers while seeking educational advancements in the United States until serious endeavors are initiated to close the gap and address the concerns previously documented. Although the needs of this diverse population are important, this research has the potential to reveal crucial information regarding stressors specifically common to those studying abroad in the United States. This topic will provide guidance to deans, directors, and educators in identifying and establishing processes to help validate the foreign-born nursing students' experience while they are enrolled in their prospective schools of nursing within the United States. PMID:23006652

Malecha, Ann; Tart, Kathryn; Junious, Demonica L

2012-01-01

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An interpretive study of nursing students' experiences of caring for suicidal persons.  

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Suicide is a worldwide public health problem. Although preparing nursing students to care for suicidal persons has been a standard part of nursing education for many years, nurses consistently report that they lack competencies in caring for this population of patients. The purpose of this phenomenological and hermeneutical study was to understand the experiences undergraduate nursing students had in regard to caring for suicidal persons. The aim of the study was to obtain insights into the basic preparation of students in the care of suicidal persons to inform pedagogical approaches pertaining to suicide and improve the nursing care for these individuals. Twelve senior nursing students were recruited for the study. Data were collected using in-depth, unstructured interviews. The study themes indicated that (a) when participants read about suicidal persons' mental status and behavior in patient, records they initially feared interacting with and caring for these individuals; (b) participants' abilities to gather information about suicide risk was influenced by how much patients talked with them about their suicidal tendencies; and (c) participants' capacity to provide safe and therapeutic suicide prevention interventions was impacted by judicious critical thinking skills. Teaching strategies that align with the themes are provided. PMID:25223291

Scheckel, Martha M; Nelson, Kimberly A

2014-01-01

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Nursing students in clinical practice--developing a model for clinical supervision.  

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The aim of this study was to develop a model for clinical supervision to promote the clinical practice of nursing students. The study was implemented in Finland and it was carried out in three phases. Firstly, data were collected by means of a literature review and focus group interviews. Secondly, the data were analysed and described in expert groups, and finally the model itself was evaluated by 23 nursing experts. The data of literature review and focus group interviews consisted of 27 studies and four groups from three organisations: nurses (n=7), managers (n=6), teachers (n=8) and students (n=6). The data were analysed by qualitative content analysis. The model devolved from the study includes the concepts describing prerequisites, content and influence of clinical supervision. The prerequisites are nursing skills, a holistic view of the nursing curriculum, pedagogical, organisational, development, cooperation and interaction competence and decision-making skills. The content of clinical supervision includes support of professional development, pedagogical competence, research and development activities and collaborative working. Clinical supervision has influence on students' professional and personal development and conception of the future of nursing profession, students' preparedness for career planning and the teacher's and preceptor's professional development. The model could unify the notions of all parties concerned of the prerequisites, content and influence of clinical supervision. Furthermore, the entire supervision process and its control could be clarified. The model may be utilised in selecting and educating preceptors and evaluating the quality of clinical supervision. PMID:17936544

Häggman-Laitila, Arja; Elina, Eriksson; Riitta, Meretoja; Kirsi, Sillanpää; Leena, Rekola

2007-11-01

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Racism and the mentor-student relationship: nurse education through a white lens.  

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This paper is based on a study of relationships between Internationally Recruited Nurse (IRN) mentors and White students in one nurse education department in England (Scammell, 2010). The aim of the study was to analyse mentorship relationships, focusing on interaction in which perceptions of difference were in play. The research drew upon the principles of qualitative ethnography. Data were collected through focus groups, interviews, participant observation and documentary analysis. The purposive sample included 10 IRNs, 23 nursing students, two lecturers and five placement-based staff development nurses. The data were analysed thematically. Essentialist constructions of different 'cultures' emerged amongst students speaking of their experiences with IRN mentors. These were used to explain and justify differences in practice and often to portray IRN education as inferior. Difference was viewed as a problem, leading to the reinforcement of boundaries that differentiate 'them' from 'us'. Racism was denied as a source of these views. The findings suggest that Whiteness as a source of power was influential in the production of racism within everyday nursing practice. Whiteness appeared to be normalised: essentially nurse education is seen through a White lens. Students require deeper sociological understandings to better equip them to recognise and to challenge racism and to acknowledge their own part in its reconstruction. PMID:21839554

Scammell, Janet M E; Olumide, Gillian

2012-07-01

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Nursing students' understanding of factors influencing ethical sensitivity: A qualitative study  

PubMed Central

Background: Ethical sensitivity is considered as a component of professional competency of nurses. Its effects on improvement of nurses’ ethical performance and the therapeutic relationship between nurses and patients have been reported. However, very limited studies have evaluated ethical sensitivity. Since no previous Iranian research has been conducted in this regard, the present study aimed to review nursing students’ understanding of effective factors on ethical sensitivity. Materials and Methods: This qualitative study was performed in Kerman, Iran, during 2009. It used semi-structured individual interviews with eight MSc nursing students to assess their viewpoints. It also included two focus groups. Purposive sampling was continued until data saturation. Data were analyzed using manifest content analysis. Results: The students’ understanding of factors influencing ethical sensitivity were summarized in five main themes including individual and spiritual characteristics, education, mutual understanding, internal and external controls, and experience of an immoral act. Conclusions: The findings of this study create a unique framework for sensitization of nurses in professional performance. The application of these factors in human resource management is reinforcement of positive aspects and decrease in negative aspects, in education can use for educational objectives setting, and in research can designing studies based on this framework and making related tools. It is noteworthy that presented classification was influenced by students themselves and mentioned to a kind of learning activity by them. PMID:24403928

Borhani, Fariba; Abbaszadeh, Abbas; Mohsenpour, Mohaddeseh

2013-01-01

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Preparing nursing students to be competent for future professional practice: applying the team-based learning-teaching strategy.  

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Team-based learning (TBL) has been used for many years in business and science, but little research has focused on its application in nursing education. This quasi-experimental study was to apply the TBL in four nursing courses at a university in Taiwan and to evaluate its effect on students' learning outcomes and behaviors. Adult health nursing, maternal-child nursing, community health nursing, and medical-surgical nursing were the 4 designated courses for this study. Three hundred ninety-nine students in 2-year registered nurse-bachelor of science in nursing, and regular 4-year nursing programs enrolled in the designated courses were contacted. Three hundred eighty-seven students agreed to participate in the data collection. Results showed that the TBL significantly improved the learning behaviors of students in both programs, including class engagement (p < .001) and self-directed learning (p < .001). The group readiness assurance test score was significantly higher than the mean individual readiness assurance test (IRAT) score. The final examination score was significantly higher than the IRAT score, which means that TBL is effective in improving students' academic performance. The study revealed that TBL generally improves students' learning behaviors and academic performance. These learning behaviors are important and beneficial for the students' future professional development. The TBL method can be considered for broader application in nursing education. PMID:25150421

Cheng, Ching-Yu; Liou, Shwu-Ru; Hsu, Tsui-Hua; Pan, Mei-Yu; Liu, Hsiu-Chen; Chang, Chia-Hao

2014-01-01

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Teaching undergraduate nurses nursing phenomena.  

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Nursing phenomena, complex and dynamic conceptual building blocks, are the basis of our nursing language. Students have difficulty understanding what nursing phenomena are and how to link them to practice and research. The authors describe incremental experiential learning strategies that were used to help students learn and apply the basic concepts of their nursing language. PMID:20010266

Hemman, Eileen A; Fought, Sharon Gavin

2010-01-01

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Psychometric Analysis of the JSPE Nursing Student Version R: Comparison of Senior BSN Students and Medical Students Attitudes toward Empathy in Patient Care  

PubMed Central

Background. Empathic communication skills are critical to providing high-quality nursing care to holistically understand the patient's perspective. A survey research design was used to address the research questions discussed in this study. Data consisted of responses from nursing students attending accredited programs in the southeastern United Sates using the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy Nursing Student Version R (JSPE-R). Findings. Comparisons of the total scores from JSPE Versions S and R yielded similar means and standard deviations with 115 and 114.57, respectively, and standard deviations of 10 and 10.94, respectively. The results of a one-sample t-test failed to render statistical significance (t = ?1.22, P = .224), indicating that the overall attitudes of nursing students and medical students are similar. The 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles and overall instrument reliability were also comparable. Conclusions. This paper supports the emergence of alternative factor analysis structures as applied to nursing students through statistical progression from exploratory factor analysis to confirmatory structures. Implications for practice explore the utility of empathy instruments in nurse education, such as empathy progression through curriculum. As nursing educators, the utility of development of instruments to measure effectiveness of teaching strategies and pedagogy for empathy enhancement in practice is important. PMID:21994895

McMillan, Libba Reed; Shannon, David M.

2011-01-01

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Web-enhanced and on-line learning: A comparison of first year undergraduate nursing students' learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current shortage of nurses has resulted in education providers looking to more flexible modes for delivering undergraduate nursing programs as a means of increasing student recruitment and retention. Ensuring these new modes of delivery meet learner needs and curricular outcomes, and are at least equivalent to traditional course delivery methods, is a challenge for nurse educators. This exploratory study

Trudy Dwyer; Kerry Reid-Searle

2009-01-01

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Intent to migrate among nursing students in Uganda: Measures of the brain drain in the next generation of health professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: There is significant concern about the worldwide migration of nursing professionals from low-income countries to rich ones, as nurses are lured to fill the large number of vacancies in upper-income countries. This study explores the views of nursing students in Uganda to assess their views on practice options and their intentions to migrate. METHODS: Anonymous questionnaires were distributed to

Lisa Nguyen; Steven Ropers; Esther Nderitu; Anneke Zuyderduin; Sam Luboga; Amy Hagopian

2008-01-01

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PHD IN NURSING SAMPLE PART-TIME PROGRAM Student with an interest in community mental health services; Policy & Leadership Emphasis  

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PHD IN NURSING SAMPLE PART-TIME PROGRAM Student with an interest in community mental health Advanced Practice Nursing Theory: Psych Mental Health 3 N703 Health Care & Public Policy 3 Intro815 Knowledge Development in Nursing 3 N803 Advanced Quantitative Design & Methods 3 N816 Proseminar

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Developing a study-centered mentoring program based on the perception of needs of the African-American nursing student  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the African-American nursing student's perception of an ideal mentor to facilitate a study centered mentoring program. A secondary purpose was to determine the necessity of cultural inclusiveness in such a program. The percentage of ethnic minorities graduating from baccalaureate nursing programs has continued to decline since 1990 (National League of Nursing, 1995).

Barbara Williams Buchanan

1998-01-01

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Impact of Training Program on School Nurses' Confidence Levels in Managing and Supporting Students with Epilepsy and Seizures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a quantitative assessment of the impact of an epilepsy-focused training program on schoo