Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nursing Student Retention Understanding the Process and Making a Difference

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - May 24, 2004
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 9780826134455
ISBN-13: 978-0826134455
In the current nursing shortage, student retention is a priority concern for nurse educators, health care institutions, and the patients they serve. This book presents an organizing framework for understanding student retention, identifying at-risk students, and developing both diagnostic-prescriptive strategies to facilitate success and innovations in teaching and educational research. The author's conceptual model for student retention, "Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success," is interwoven throughout, along with essential information for developing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies. An entire chapter is devoted to how to set up a Student Resource Center. Most chapters conclude with "Educator-in-Action" vignettes, which help illustrate practical application of strategies discussed. Nurse educators at all levels will find this an important resource. 

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