Experiences of successful returner nursing students

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dc.contributor Appel, Susan
dc.contributor Handley, Marilyn
dc.contributor Purvis, Anne
dc.contributor Robinson, Cecil D.
dc.contributor.advisor Atkinson, Becky M.
dc.contributor.author Handwerker, Sarah McCook
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:38:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:38:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002150
dc.identifier.other Handwerker_alatus_0004D_12581
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2524
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The retention of college students in America has become important in light of a steady trend of attrition over the past several decades. With changes to the healthcare system and the currently aging population, the retention of postsecondary nursing students is one specific area that is very important for the health of the nation. This study utilized a qualitative phenomenological approach to explore the lived experiences of success in nursing school within one specific population of nursing students that were at risk for attrition. Findings indicate that the experience of failure, return and subsequent success in nursing school is a very complex journey. Through analysis of participants’ descriptions of this period in their lives nine themes emerged that describe this transformative experience.
dc.format.extent 269 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Nursing
dc.subject.other Educational psychology
dc.subject.other Adult education
dc.title Experiences of successful returner nursing students
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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