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Student Peer Mentorship In Prelicensure Nursing Programs: A Scoping Review, Jacqueline Avanthay Strus, Julie Savard, Chloe Manaigre, Teaghan Mitchell, Ariane Gauthier, Patricia Bourrier, Rhéanne Girard, Danielle De Moissac 2024 Université de Saint-Boniface

Student Peer Mentorship In Prelicensure Nursing Programs: A Scoping Review, Jacqueline Avanthay Strus, Julie Savard, Chloe Manaigre, Teaghan Mitchell, Ariane Gauthier, Patricia Bourrier, Rhéanne Girard, Danielle De Moissac

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Abstract

A scoping review was undertaken to inform the development of a peer mentoring program in the nursing faculty of an official-language francophone minority post-secondary institution in Western Canada. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with mentorship coordinators in seven undergraduate nursing programs across Canada. The results of the semi-structured interviews were used to corroborate the information gathered during the scoping review.

Analysis of the scoping review showed that the mentoring programs were designed based on a perceived need expressed by faculty and students. All programs involved a multi-stage implementation and evaluation process. Many articles focused on the benefits of implementing mentoring …


Adaptation De L’Instrument « Évaluation De L’Environnement D’Apprentissage Clinique » : Ajout De La Composante De La Dynamique De Groupe, Marjolaine Dionne Merlin, Frances Gallagher, Stéphan Lavoie 2024 Université de Moncton

Adaptation De L’Instrument « Évaluation De L’Environnement D’Apprentissage Clinique » : Ajout De La Composante De La Dynamique De Groupe, Marjolaine Dionne Merlin, Frances Gallagher, Stéphan Lavoie

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Résumé

Contexte et problématique : Lors d’un stage en groupe, la dynamique entre les stagiaires du groupe peut compromettre leurs apprentissages et nuire à l’expérience de stage. Les instruments de mesure recensés permettent d’évaluer différentes composantes de l’environnement d’apprentissage clinique (EAC) associées à l’expérience d’apprentissage de stagiaires, sans toutefois inclure la composante de la dynamique de groupe en lien avec leur expérience d’apprentissage. Il en est ainsi pour l’instrument de mesure Évaluation de l’environnement d’apprentissage clinique (EEAC), composé de trois sous-échelles. Ce manque ne permet pas de documenter la composante de l’EAC, qui délimite les actions d’amélioration par les personnes …


The Etiology Of Nurse Educator Shortages: Replenishing And Flourishing The Profession, kara R. Delafosse 2024 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Etiology Of Nurse Educator Shortages: Replenishing And Flourishing The Profession, Kara R. Delafosse

The Journal of Advancing Education Practice

Nursing shortages nationwide have been exemplified since the global pandemic demanding an examination of contributing factors crippling the profession. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 200,000 annual vacant registered nurse positions for the next decade, are problematic due to the mass exodus of individuals serving in the occupation (Gaines, 2022). A study of approximately 900 nursing schools in the country indicates two vacancies exist per establishment illuminating the critical shortages of educators (Morris, 2023). A growing phenomenon is the challenge to maintain and replenish leaders in nurse education necessary to train and prepare students enrolled in nursing …


App-Lying Knowledge: Mypcos App Guiding Symptomatic Women To Pcos Awareness, Khanh Hoang 2024 Dominican University of California

App-Lying Knowledge: Mypcos App Guiding Symptomatic Women To Pcos Awareness, Khanh Hoang

Nursing | Senior Theses

This study delves into the effectiveness of educating women about polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) alongside the utilization of a dedicated mobile health application in raising awareness about PCOS and promoting healthcare-seeking behavior. PCOS, a prevalent endocrine and metabolic disorder affecting 8-13% of women in their reproductive age, lacks definitive remedies, and its underlying causes remain elusive. The primary objective is to establish that empowering women with knowledge about PCOS, facilitated by the MyPCOS mobile app, can lead to increased awareness and encourage them to seek further evaluation from healthcare providers. Rooted in the Health Promotion Model (HPM), the study adopts …


Promoting Parental Comfort To Facilitate Conversations On Adolescent Sexual Health And Behaviors, Angelina Jolie Banes, Lauren Liddell 2024 Dominican University of California

Promoting Parental Comfort To Facilitate Conversations On Adolescent Sexual Health And Behaviors, Angelina Jolie Banes, Lauren Liddell

Nursing | Senior Theses

This thesis proposal will investigate the impact of a comprehensive digital sexual health education program on the comfort levels of parents and teens when discussing sensitive topics such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The research is guided by Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, which emphasizes the need to assess and address individuals’ self-care deficits, including the ability to engage in safe and informed sexual behaviors. The research design is a quantitative, quasi-experimental study with a one-group pre and post-test design. The sample consists of 50 parents and 50 teens from Marin County, who will participate in an online …


Reimagining Equitable Care: Simulation-Based Education And The Dismantling Of Implicit Bias And Stigma Of Vulnerable Populations In Hospitals, Vanessa Smith 2024 Dominican University of California

Reimagining Equitable Care: Simulation-Based Education And The Dismantling Of Implicit Bias And Stigma Of Vulnerable Populations In Hospitals, Vanessa Smith

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background: Simulation-based education consists of using high-fidelity mannequins and equipment to provide a safe space for healthcare professionals to practice crucial skills within healthcare. Used within hospitals and schools, simulation most commonly surrounds practicing hands-on skills such as central line insertion, IV insertion, Ultrasound-guided procedures, code blue response, etc. However, a large portion of healthcare that is overlooked is tackling issues within patient-provider relationships. Simulation can help dismantle the negative behaviors and feelings providers push onto patients through the use of standardized patients and role-playing. By using these methods, simulation can reduce providers’ personal implicit biases and the stigma associated …


Relationships Between Nursing Students’ Attitudes Toward The Nursing Profession, Fear Of Covid-19, And Intolerance Of Uncertainty: A Cross-Sectional Study, Banu Terzi, Fatma Azizoğlu, Çağla Seven 2023 Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Akdeniz University, Antalya 07070, Turkey

Relationships Between Nursing Students’ Attitudes Toward The Nursing Profession, Fear Of Covid-19, And Intolerance Of Uncertainty: A Cross-Sectional Study, Banu Terzi, Fatma Azizoğlu, Çağla Seven

Makara Journal of Health Research

Background: Nursing students were caught unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the inability to control the epidemic and the interruption of education caused students to experience fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. This study investigates the relationships between nursing students’ attitudes toward the nursing profession and their fear of COVID-19 and intolerance of uncertainty.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included 727 nursing students who were members of the Student Nurses Association and who volunteered to participate in the research. Research data were collected using the Student Information Form, The Fear of COVID-19 Scale, the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS-12), and the …


Associated Factors Related To Self-Management Behaviors Among People With Type 2 Diabetes In Myanmar, Aye Nyein Oo, Jiraporn Lininger, Sirirat Leelacharas 2023 Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Associated Factors Related To Self-Management Behaviors Among People With Type 2 Diabetes In Myanmar, Aye Nyein Oo, Jiraporn Lininger, Sirirat Leelacharas

Makara Journal of Health Research

Background: Diabetes is a global health concern that affects individuals and the healthcare system. This study aimed to describe the relationships between personal and environmental factors and self-management behaviors in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

Methods: This research included 100 individuals with T2DM who were recruited through convenient sampling from three government hospitals in Myanmar. Data collection was fulfilled using a standardized interviewer-administered questionnaire consisting of demographic information, the Diabetes Management Self-Efficacy Scale, the New Short-Form Health Literacy Instrument, the 24-item version of the Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire, the Social Support Questionnaire, and the Summary of Diabetes …


Implementation Of A Community Health Worker (Chw) Training Program To Improve Birth Outcomes, Emiko Maruri 2023 University of San Francisco

Implementation Of A Community Health Worker (Chw) Training Program To Improve Birth Outcomes, Emiko Maruri

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Background

Those who have been affected by any adverse childhood experience (ACE) have an increased likelihood of poor birth outcomes. These include low infant birth weight, preterm delivery and can even lead to pregnancy loss.

Problem

Latina women have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as those most affected by ACEs. Further evidence supports those affected by 2 or more ACEs have poor birth outcomes.

Context

For this project, The Save the Children organization in partnership with the University of San Francisco Doctorate of Nursing Practice (USF DNP) students and Community Health Workers (CHWs) of the Central …


Improving Triage Accuracy In The Emergency Department, Maia E. Baglin 2023 University of San Francisco

Improving Triage Accuracy In The Emergency Department, Maia E. Baglin

Master's Projects and Capstones

A Northern California emergency department (ED) faced increased triage inaccuracy. An analysis of 400 random ED visits from January to April 2023 discovered a 23% mistriage rate, with under- and over-triage rates at 16.25% and 6.75%, respectively. Mistriage creates an imbalance in unit acuity, leading to inappropriate staffing levels. Potential breaks in the triage process, include inaccurate triaging by the screener or triage nurses, as well as delays in the providers inputting initial orders, leaving patients waiting without appropriate care orders. An educational training focusing on the updated Emergency Nurses Association Emergency Severity Index (ESI) algorithm version 5 was mandated. …


Improving Intimate Partner Violence Screening In A Women’S Health Practice Through Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Screening Tool, Jasmine Weber 2023 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Improving Intimate Partner Violence Screening In A Women’S Health Practice Through Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Screening Tool, Jasmine Weber

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects: College of Nursing

The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement intimate partner violence screening in an outpatient women’s health clinic with no prior screening process in place. Current recommendations are to screen all reproductive age women for intimate partner violence 6 . During a three-month period 170 patients out of 260 eligible patients were screened using the HARK screening tool, 7 of those patients screened positive and were offered referrals to social work. While universal IPV screening was not achieved, a screening rate of 64% is a remarkable improvement from an apparent absence of screening prior to project implementation.


Lovenox Prophylaxis: Improving Lovenox Nurse Education In A Postpartum Unit, Amy T. Nguyen 2023 University of San Francisco

Lovenox Prophylaxis: Improving Lovenox Nurse Education In A Postpartum Unit, Amy T. Nguyen

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: This quality improvement project aimed to increase nurse education about Lovenox

prophylaxis within the postpartum unit to reduce risks of pulmonary embolism among high-risk postpartum women in the postpartum unit. Context: A microsystem assessment was completed by Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) students in the postpartum unit at Hospital X located in the southern Bay Area. This unit accommodates 25 beds and provides care for postpartum mothers after both cesarean section and vaginal births. Intervention: An anonymous pre-intervention survey was distributed to the registered nurses on the unit. Educational handouts were created and distributed to the nurses on the unit. …


Enhancing Diabetic Patient Continuous Glucose Monitoring Access, Colleen Ildefonso 2023 The University of San Francisco

Enhancing Diabetic Patient Continuous Glucose Monitoring Access, Colleen Ildefonso

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: Diabetic patients utilize treatments that require frequent monitoring and medication changes based on their blood sugar results. Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is more commonly used for diabetes management as time in range is becoming more prevalent to measure diabetes outcomes. Many diabetic patients find CGM use more accessible than finger sticks and glucometers. In contrast, others utilize the technology to closely monitor their blood sugars for interventions throughout the day. However, older adults have difficulty facilitating new CGM technology and may require further reinforcement using additional education methods such as teach-back.

Context: The endocrinology clinic serves a patient population, …


Data Quality: Integral To Cauti Surveillance And Improvement In Non-Critical Care Units, Mary Grace Daria 2023 University of San Francisco

Data Quality: Integral To Cauti Surveillance And Improvement In Non-Critical Care Units, Mary Grace Daria

Master's Projects and Capstones

Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common type of healthcare-acquired infection (HAI), with 75% approximately associated with urinary catheter use. The key to preventing UTIs is to avoid the use of indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs). This study explores denominator data extract logic modifications to increase IUC data capture and accuracy. It is set in a 249-bed acute care, teaching hospital in the Diablo Service Area in Northern California.

Problem: The electronic system used to extract the CAUTI denominator data is inconsistently capturing the IUC device days from the electronic medical record (EMR). This has regulatory reporting ramifications and …


Patient Education Improvement Initiative For Self-Management Of Congestive Heart Failure Among Senior Residents Of A Long-Term Care Facility, Abigail A. Abella, Brooke Sheck, Daniela Ramos, Ivy H. Nguyen, Mary Tran, Roshni Nagarajan 2023 University of San Francisco

Patient Education Improvement Initiative For Self-Management Of Congestive Heart Failure Among Senior Residents Of A Long-Term Care Facility, Abigail A. Abella, Brooke Sheck, Daniela Ramos, Ivy H. Nguyen, Mary Tran, Roshni Nagarajan

Master's Projects and Capstones

The purpose of this quality improvement project was to use evidence-based practices to determine if personalized education on disease self-management would lead to improved treatment adherence in a residential facility. The target population consisted of four elderly female patients who had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF) and were struggling with the self-management of their disease. Contributing barriers to effective CHF self-management were determined using a root cause analysis, and included a lack of educational templates, declining cognitive ability of the residents, and no electronic health record (EHR). Using the Self-Determination theory, the interventions were implemented. Phase one was …


Resocialization Of An Inpatient Handoff Sepsis Bundle Checklist On A Medical-Surgical Unit, Sophia Kawada 2023 The University of San Francisco

Resocialization Of An Inpatient Handoff Sepsis Bundle Checklist On A Medical-Surgical Unit, Sophia Kawada

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: In September 2023, it was found that only 25% of nurses were familiar with an inpatient handoff sepsis bundle checklist (IHSBC) on a Medical-Surgical Unit in Hospital A. This evidence-based project aimed to improve resocialization of the IHSBC such that compliance to the bundle continues to be maintained well above the benchmark of 75%. Context: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) students at the University of San Francisco conducted a microsystem assessment of the Medical-Surgical Unit at Hospital A. This hospital aimed to maintain high rates of compliance with the IHSBC. Interventions: Resocialization of the IHSBC was completed in October, and …


Reducing Care Companion Utilization In Medical-Surgical And Telemetry Units, Mary Jane B. Sagabaen 2023 University of San Francisco

Reducing Care Companion Utilization In Medical-Surgical And Telemetry Units, Mary Jane B. Sagabaen

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem: The facility highly utilized sitters or care companions, negatively impacting the staffing plan, budget, and productivity. An average of 56 hours of care companions were used daily. This greatly exceeded the budget of 33 hours a day. Reassigning Patient Care Technicians (PCT) as care companions resulted in inadequate nurse support for patient care and increased cost for additional staffing needs. Despite this, the fall rate remained higher than the target.

Context: The patient population is mainly 65 years old and above, sometimes with confusion, dementia, delirium, and at high risk for falls and elopement. The culture included promptly …


Improving Triage Accuracy In The Emergency Department, Catriona E. Clohessy 2023 University of San Francisco

Improving Triage Accuracy In The Emergency Department, Catriona E. Clohessy

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: Hospital Z’s emergency department was experiencing a triage inaccuracy rate that exceeded the accepted national benchmark of 10%. This quality improvement project aimed to reduce triage inaccuracy to less than 10% in the emergency department at Hospital Z, through improved education and availability of supplemental reference materials.

Context: This quality improvement project was conducted in a 40 bed emergency department at Hospital Z. This microsystem serves a diverse patient population from the surrounding community that experience a variety of conditions requiring emergency medical intervention.

Interventions: Clinical Nurse Leader nursing students partnered with unit leadership to create a new ESI …


Improving Triage Accuracy In The Emergency Department, Vince Harrington 2023 The University of San Francisco

Improving Triage Accuracy In The Emergency Department, Vince Harrington

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: Mistriage was occurring at higher than acceptable rates. In turn, this caused poor staffing levels and patient outcomes. This project seeks to improve triage accuracy according to the Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) Emergency Severity Index (ESI) algorithm.

Context: The Emergency Department in a prominent bay area hospital that was experiencing high rates of mistriage.

Interventions: The staff nurses were required to attend a retraining on the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Emergency Severity Index (ESI) algorithm. Following the retraining, a follow up online exam with sample patients must be passed at 100%. Furthermore, badge buddies containing the ESI algorithm will …


Give Love With Lovenox: Reducing Pulmonary Embolism Risk In The Postpartum Unit Through Lovenox Prophylaxis Nursing Education, Guadalupe Sierra Arroyo 2023 University of San Francisco, School of Nursing and Health Professions

Give Love With Lovenox: Reducing Pulmonary Embolism Risk In The Postpartum Unit Through Lovenox Prophylaxis Nursing Education, Guadalupe Sierra Arroyo

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: This quality improvement project aims to improve nurse education on Lovenox prophylaxis to reduce pulmonary embolism occurrence post-discharge amongst high-risk postpartum women who underwent vaginal/cesarean deliveries and to increase patient medication compliance in the Family Baby Unit (FBU) at Hospital X.

Context: The quality improvement project occurred on the Family Baby Unit (FBU) at Hospital X. This 25-bed unit has recently had an increased rate of pulmonary embolisms post-discharge due to poor Lovenox medication adherence amongst patients and lack of education among nurses.

Intervention: Data was collected in the microsystem. This data was collected through questionnaires to assess nurses' …


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