Impact of Study Sessions for First Semester Nursing Students
Review TypeNone: Degree-based Submission
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Repository Posting Date2015-03-16T14:08:06Z
Author(s)Martin, Donna L.
Author DetailsDonna L. Martin, MSN, RN-BC, CDE, Assistant Professor, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
TypeDNP Capstone Project
Level of EvidenceOther
PURPOSE: The purpose of this project was to develop and implement study sessions to reduce attrition and increase first semester nursing student success.
BACKGROUND: Each semester, 80-100 students begin the nursing program at Lewis University. The attrition rate for first semester nursing students at a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has been running between 20-40% over the past few years.
METHOD: Bi-weekly moderated study sessions were developed and implemented for first semester nursing students, and a total of 78 students participated in these study sessions. These sessions included study and test taking strategies, National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) practice questions, and content review.
FINDINGS: The study sessions were found to have a positive impact on student grades and there was a statistically significant impact on student progression (p= < .05) when the student participated in the moderated study session within the first weeks of the semester. Participants identified the study sessions as very helpful.
CONCLUSION: It is recommended that the study sessions be continued with each cohort of first semester nursing students.
Degree GrantorCapella University
Date of Publication2015-03-16
Citation of Original PublicationMartin, D.L. (2015, March 16). Impact of study sessions for first semester nursing students (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/346710 [Title of document should appear in italics. Do not include this bracketed instructional text in citation.]
NotesThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
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