Nursing Student Retention, Second Edition: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference

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This is the only book to offer an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing education spectrum. It is designed to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating student retention and academic success strategies. This model, Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS), can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS.

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Overview

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This is the only book to offer an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing education spectrum. It is designed to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating student retention and academic success strategies. This model, Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS), can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS.

The book features the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit, an easy-to-use digital toolkit for assessment and planning that is thoroughly cross-referenced and integrated into the text. Together, these complementary resources offer a wide selection of educational activities and support strategies for diverse learners and settings. The text provides guidelines for maximizing educational strengths, identifying and assessing at-risk students, facilitating student retention, and revitalizing teaching methods. It examines the multidimensional factors that must be considered, including cultural values and beliefs, and describes proven strategies for promoting retention and academic success such as faculty advisement, promoting professional events and membership, peer partnerships, and enrichment programs. Nursing Student Retention, with its breadth of information and one-of-a-kind digital toolkit, will be of great value to nurse educators, administrators, and graduate students.

This new edition features:

  • An easy-to-use format that includes the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit,a digital adjunct containing assessment tools, and templates for designing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies
  • Chapters updated to provide a wealth of new information and evidence-based strategies
  • Real-life scenarios featuring diverse learners and settings
  • Vignettes to synthesize and demonstrate application of learning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826109491
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 563,446
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN, is a Professor of Health Sciences, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center and College of Staten Island, NY, Nursing Division. In 2009 she was one of the first nurse educators to be elected as a Fellow, and selected to present, at the New York Academy of Medicine. She received the AJN Book of the year Award for the first edition of Springer's Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing & Health Care and authored the first edition of Nursing Student Retention. She has published 30 plus papers in peer-reviewed journals, presents workshops at major nursing meetings nationally, is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, and is noted as an expert on cultural competence issues in education, research, and practice. Her Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit is the first digitally interactive toolkit published at Springer for individual, educational, and institutional use. She has over 20 years of tenure teaching in AD, RN-BSN, MSN, and DNS programs with consultation on all types of degree programs nationwide. She designed and teaches the "Advanced Certificate Program in Cultural Competence" at CUNY, Staten Island, NY.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I: WHAT’S HAPPENING EXPLORING STUDENT RETENTION AND TAKING ACTION


1. Overview of Student Retention

2. Student Profile Characteristics

3. Cultural Values and Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation: Important Considerations

4. Academic Factors

5. Environmental Factors

6. Professional Integration and Socialization

7. Academic and Psychological Outcomes

8. The Outside Climate: Forecast, Impact, and Action

9. Drop Out, Stop Out, or Go On

PART II: MAKING A DIFFERENCE: SPOTLIGHT ON RETENTION AND SUCCESS STRATEGIES


10. Faculty Advisement and Helpfulness: A Culturally Congruent Approach

11. Expanding the Web of Inclusion Through Professional Events and Memberships

12. Promoting Positive and Productive Peer Partnerships

13. Enrichment Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

14. The Nursing Student Resource Center: A Place for Linking Strategies Together

15. Future Directions: A Vision for Tomorrow

Index

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