Wednesday, July 11, 2007: 9:45 AM-11:15 AM
Student to Nurse: A Cohort Study to Predict Success of Nursing Students
Learning Objective #1: Describe the scope and methods of a longitudinal study examining personal stressors associated with academic success of nursing students.
Learning Objective #2: Discuss the role that health status, trauma, stressors, stress resiliency, and psychological empowerment have on nursing students’ initial academic success.
In November 2006, the International Center for Human Resource in Nursing was launched by the International Council of Nurses and the Florence Nightingale International Foundation. The mission of the center is to inform policy-making and build capacity in the areas of nursing human resources planning, management and development. Congruent with the mission of the International Center and the need to capacity build student and practicing nursing potential with tested interventions, Texas Woman’s University, College of Nursing, the fifth largest nursing program in the United States, launched a 4 year study to identify student and novice nurse stressors and design, test, and disseminate effective intervention strategies to decrease stress and promote nursing practice. Using the Neuman ecological systems model of stressors and resilience, eight measures were chosen for the longitudinal repeated measures design which began with the recruitment of 125 first semester baccalaureate nursing students. The research involved 40 masters and doctorally prepared faculty as well as graduate students who interviewed the participating students. This symposium will begin with an overview of the methods of the research and a brief description of the measures following by outcome data for the first year and associated recommendations for educational preparation.
Organizer:Anne Young, RN, EdD
 A Theory Driven Research Study to Better Prepare the Future Nursing Workforce: The Methods
Earline G. Moreland, RN, BS, Judith McFarlane, DrPH, Ann Malecha, PhD
 The Influence of Psychological Empowerment and Stress Resiliency on Nursing Student Success
Ann St. Germain, RNC, MSN, Anne Young, RN, EdD, Peggy A. Landrum, PhD, RN, CS
 An Examination of Health Status, Perception of Faculty Support, Posttraumatic Stress and Nursing Student Stress as Predictors of Student Nurse Academic Performance
Robin B. Britt, EdD, RNC, Chris Hawkins, PhD, RN, Sandra K. Cesario, RNC, PhD, Ann T. Malecha, PhD, RN, Michelle Delahunty Dorin, PhD, RN, CDE