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ERIC Number: EJ1109299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
A Study of the Influence of the New Careers in Nursing Program on the Culture of Participating Schools of Nursing. New Careers in Nursing. Research Report. ETS RR-15-28
Millett, Catherine M.; Kevelson, Marisol J. C.
ETS Research Report Series, Dec 2015
In 2014, ETS conducted a study investigating how the New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program may have influenced the culture of participating schools of nursing. Select schools of nursing received grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide scholarships and support services for students in accelerated nursing programs. Case studies involving multiple interviews and focus groups were conducted in 8 NCIN schools of nursing chosen to represent public and private schools from all US regions. Results suggested that, in addition to benefiting accelerated nursing program students through the financial support of scholarships, the NCIN program may have increased the enrollment of male and minority students in accelerated nursing programs. Furthermore, the orientation, mentoring, and leadership supports provided with NCIN resources may have contributed to positive program and career outcomes for participating students, and in many cases the supports will be extended to all nursing students after the NCIN program ends. Lessons learned for the field include the potential for schools of nursing to employ strategies used by NCIN grantees to increase the diversity of their incoming cohorts and the ongoing need for financial supports for accelerated nursing students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut (New Haven); Mississippi; Nebraska (Omaha); New York (Rochester); North Carolina (Durham); Ohio; Wyoming
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