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ERIC Number: ED554438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 240
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3031-9857-1
Faculty Perceptions of Student-Faculty Relationships in Associate Degree Programs of Nursing
Gramas, Margaret
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northern Illinois University
Although the nursing shortage has eased in some areas of the U.S. due to the downturn of the economy, an impending nursing shortage is still predicted to occur. There is a need to increase the number of ethnic, cultural, and racial minority nurses to meet the health needs of an increasingly diverse population. Positive student-faculty relationships have the potential to improve success rates of students. Qualitative techniques were used to uncover the meaning of the student-faculty relationship as constructed by nurse faculty members who teach in associate degree programs of nursing, using data collected during semi-structured interviews. Faculty members regard their teaching as a relationship with students. This relationship was defined by the roles they assume and boundaries that they draw. They care deeply for their students and value the relationships they have established with them. Participants described themselves as assuming parent-like roles from time to time. Communication, role modeling, and caring were prominent themes. Faculty members had a tendency to take credit for student success and blamed students when they failed. Faculty members encourage diversity but view it primarily in terms of student deficiency. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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