The effect of a theory course in nursing administration and a subsequent field experience on the profile of leadership style of students in a master's program in nursing administration
Dr. Patricia M. Haynor, RN, PhD
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects that a nursing administration theory course and a subsequent field experience of 150 hours had on the profile of leadership style of students enrolled in a master's program in nursing administration. The experimental subjects (N = 18) and control subjects (N = 15) were all female professional nurses enrolled in a master's program in nursing administration in a northeast metropolitan city. A non-equivalent group design was used for the study. The experimental group was exposed to two treatments: theory course and a subsequent field experience. The control group was exposed to neither. A repeated measures analysis of variance demonstrated no significant differences between pretest and post-test 1 scores for either the experimental or control groups. Also, no significant differences in the linear description of performance on the GPP-I from post-test 1 to post-test 2 could be identified for either group. The study was unable to demonstrate linear changes in the profile of a student's leadership style after completion of a theory course or field experience in nursing administration.
This dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 9012664; ProQuest document ID: 303775607. The author still retains copyright.
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|Review Type||None: Degree-based Submission|
|Keywords||Nursing Leadership Styles;
Nurse Leadership Education;
Master's Program Nurses
|CINAHL Subject(s)||Nursing Administration--Education;
Education, Nursing, Masters;
Students, Nursing, Graduate;
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