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ERIC Number: EJ876857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Packing a Bag for the Journey Ahead: Preparing Nursing Students for Success
Worrell, Mary Mullaly
Inquiry, v10 n1 p49-53 Spr 2005
Never has it been more important to nurture and support students pursuing a nursing education. Nursing shortage in the U.S. is a well-documented problem that is worsened by demographic factors such as the aging nursing workforce, the aging of the general population, and a declining number of young people in the workforce. The nursing profession continues to fail to attract a large percentage of minorities or men. Some schools of nursing now have to admit smaller classes of students due to a shortage of nursing faculty. According to the National Student Nurses' Association, academic ability, responsibility, acceptance and caring, eagerness to learn, confidence, and determination are the keys to a successful student nursing experience. While these qualities form the foundation, college counselors and nursing faculties need to find creative ways to provide information, support, and encouragement to traditional and non-traditional nursing students. In this article, the author describes a creative method to support and to educate nursing students about strategies for success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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