A qualitative study of faculty/student perceptions of RN to baccalaureate nursing degree curricula and instructional needs through focus groups and follow-up interviews

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dc.contributor.advisor Murk, Peter J., 1942- en_US
dc.contributor.author Clark, Karen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:24:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:24:14Z
dc.date.created 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 2004 .C59 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/175555
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the RN to BSN student's perceptions about what they need from curricula and the faculty to meet their educational goals. In addition, the study looked at the relationship between student identified needs and those identified by the faculty in regard to the RN to BSN curriculum.Evidence was collected using three focus group interviews with RN to BSN students and three focus group interviews with faculty who teach in RN to BSN programs. The number of participants in faculty focus group totaled 13 while participants in student focus groups totaled 16 participants. Individual follow-up interviews were conducted with participants from five of the six focus groups.A total of 50 concepts and a total of 20 subcategories were identified as significant as a result of the student data analysis. Seven themes emerged from the data analysis: 1) reasons for seeking BSN degrees (personal reasons, job advancement or maintenance, bridge to graduate school); 2) curricular content (nursing research, nursing leadership/management, health assessment, politics, computer technology, and general education); 3) curricular outcomes (professionalism, professional self-esteem, critical thinking); 4) institutional factors (advising and admissions processes, separation from traditional BSN students); 5) teaching methodologies (discussion, sharing, student presentations); 6) adult learning principles (self-direction, choices, peer learning, respect for experience); and 7) accommodations (acknowledgement for multiple roles, convenience, flexibility, credit for previous work, choices, physical environment). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.format.extent ix, 143 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- Study and teaching (Higher) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing schools -- Faculty -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title A qualitative study of faculty/student perceptions of RN to baccalaureate nursing degree curricula and instructional needs through focus groups and follow-up interviews en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1290774 en_US


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