In the current nursing shortage, student retention is a priority concern for nurse educators, health care institutions, and the patients they serve. This book presents an organizing framework for understanding student retention, identifying at-risk students, and developing both diagnostic-prescriptive strategies to facilitate success and innovations in teaching and educational research. The author's conceptual model for student retention, "Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success," is interwoven throughout, along with essential information for developing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies. An entire chapter is devoted to how to set up a Student Resource Center. Most chapters conclude with "Educator-in-Action" vignettes, which help illustrate practical application of strategies discussed. Nurse educators at all levels will find this an important resource.
Part I: Understanding the Multidimensional Process of Student Retention / Overview of Student Retention / Student Profile Characteristics / Cultural Values and Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation: Important Considerations / Academic Factors / Environmental Factors / Professional Integration and Socialization / Academic and Psychological Outcomes / The Outside Climate: Forecast, Impact, and Action / Dropout, Stop out, or Go On? Part II: Making a Difference: Promoting Retention and Success / Nursing Faculty Advisement and Helpfulness: A Culturally Congruent Approach / Expanding the Web of Inclusion through Professional Events and Memberships / Promoting Positive and Productive Peer Partnerships / Enrichment Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation / The Nursing Student Resource Center: A Place for Linking Strategies Together / Future Directions: A Vision for Tomorrow / References / Appendix A: Student Perception Appraisal-1 (SPA-1) - Pretest / Appendix B:Student Perception Appraisal-2 (SPA-2)--Post-test / Appendix C: Enrichment Program Satisfaction Survey / Appendix D: Nursing Student Resource Center Satisfaction Survey / Appendix E: Student Withdrawal Questionnaire / Appendix F: Demographic Data Survey / Index
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24th May 2004
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.56