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EARLY INTERVENTIONS FOR HIGH RISK NURSING STUDENTS Karen Faison, APRN, PhD, CNE Virginia State University Department of Nursing Petersburg, Virginia 23806.

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1 EARLY INTERVENTIONS FOR HIGH RISK NURSING STUDENTS Karen Faison, APRN, PhD, CNE Virginia State University Department of Nursing Petersburg, Virginia June 14, 2013 Winston-Salem State University

2 AT RISK STUDENTS Nursing shortage has had an impact on the number of students seeking admissions into nursing programs. Many are second career students. Many are older students. Most are multi-tasking with family, work and school. Many are unprepared to handle the rigors of a nursing curriculum.

3 AT RISK STUDENTS ADMISSION STANDARDS Pre-Requisite course work: Sciences-Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology Math-College Algebra. Humanities-English. Social Sciences-Psychology, Sociology. Grade Point Average- 2.5 to 3.5. Writing sample. References Repeated coursework.

4 AT RISK STUDENTS Retention and Promotion Retention-the number of students retained in a program from the first clinical nursing course until graduation. Promotion-the rate of completion within a nursing curriculum. Many programs look at 150% retention and promotion rate. Accreditation standards look closely at these figures. Look at the total number of students admitted into the program. Compare to the total number of students who progress through the program on an annual basis.

5 AT RISK STUDENTS Students present with many challenges/learning needs: How to study. How to take notes. How to read for clarity. Test taking skills. Time management skills. Purchase books. Attend class. Be involved with class. AT RISK STUDENTS

6 Increase faculty and student involvement. Develop time management skills. Encourage decreased employment – one to two weekends/monthly. Resource Instructor/Tutor-face to face and online Must start on the first day of class.

7 AT RISK STUDENTS QUESTIONS??


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