Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826134455
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN, is a professor of nursing at The City University of New York College of Staten Island. She received a BS in nursing from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, an MA and MEd in nursing education/professorial role from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an EdD in nursing education/nurse executive from Teachers College, Columbia University. An international award recipient, Dr. Jeffreys received the 2003 Leininger Award for Excellence in Transcultural Nursing from the Transcultural Nursing Society. She is also the author of Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference (Springer, 2004).

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Table of Contents

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, Stopout, 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
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

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