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.
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
Interested in the latest trends in nursing education written by the nurse educators pioneering these innovations? Then welcome to the first volume of the Annual Review of Nursing Education.This Review focuses on these innovative practices of teaching. It describes educational strategies you can adapt to your own settings and is written for educators in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs, staff development, and continuing education. The goal of the Review is to keep educators updated on recent innovations in nursing education across all settings.
Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia is an important reference for all leaders, both current and future, in health care. Its 300 entries, written by nursing luminaries, not only enhance our understanding of leadership - what it is and how it functions - but will help to promote effective leadership among nurses. The encyclopedia is organized around nine themes, with five themes embracing the most salient management and leadership theories, including characteristics and skills required of leaders in today's complex health care system: characteristics of leaders; management and executive skills; theories and models of management and leadership; major leaders in nursing; professional standards; health care delivery standards and health policy; leadership in practice, education, and research; quality outcomes; and informatics and technology. The entries in each theme are varied and based on the assumption that nurse clinicians, academics, and researchers share many of the same challenges but also must adapt their leadership styles and visions to the unique challenges demanded by different roles and institutional missions. Included as well are rich materials on organizations and historical figures that have shaped the leadership role.