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Comparison of Second-Degree and Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Performance in Managing Acute Patient Deterioration

Title: Comparison of Second-Degree and Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Performance in Managing Acute Patient Deterioration.
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Name(s): Cormier, Eileen, author
White IV, James, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-04-12
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Background: Students in accelerated second-degree programs are reported to be highly motivated, older, competitive, maintain higher grade point averages than their traditional counterparts, and score higher on standardized nursing achievement tests. However, studies that directly measure clinical performance parameters of students in accelerated second-degree programs in direct side-by-side comparison with traditional students under similarly controlled conditions have not been reported. Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare traditional and second-degree baccalaureate nursing students’ performance of key assessments and interventions in the management of deteriorating patients in a simulated task environment. Methods: A convenience sample of 20 traditional and 20 accelerated undergraduate baccalaureate-nursing students participated. The four high-fidelity simulation exercises required the participants to detect early signs of patient deterioration and initiate treatment-based interventions. Two research personnel independently coded audio and videotaped data. The coders recorded the first time in which an assessment or intervention was performed. An independent samples t-test was performed to determine differences in nursing students’ performance of key assessments and interventions. Results: Second-degree accelerated nursing students were in general more likely to recognize and respond to indicators of patient deterioration more promptly than their traditional counterparts. Conclusions: Second-degree students appear to possess attributes that increase the likelihood that they will appreciate stimuli in the clinical environment, which is a precursor to effective intervention. Further research is required to substantiate the factors that account for performance differences between these traditional and second-degree baccalaureate nursing students.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1475611094 (IID), 10.5430/jnep.v6n8p138 (DOI)
Keywords: Patient deterioration, Nursing student, Simulation, Clinical performance
Publication Note: Publisher's Version Also Available at http://sciedupress.com/journal/index.php/jnep/article/view/8000/5639
Preferred Citation: Cormier, E. M., & Whyte IV, J. (2016). Comparison of second-degree and traditional baccalaureate nursing students’ performance in managing acute patient deterioration events. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(8), p138.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1475611094
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.
Issue: iss. 8, vol. 6

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Cormier, E., & White IV, J. (2016). Comparison of Second-Degree and Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Performance in Managing Acute Patient Deterioration. Journal Of Nursing Education And Practice. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1475611094