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Exploring and Improving Student Engagement in an Accelerated Undergraduate Nursing Program through a Mentoring Partnership: An Action Research Study

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Bramble, M and Maxwell, H and Einboden, R and Farrington, S and Say, RE and Beh, CL and Stankiewicz, G and Munro, G and Marembo, E and Rickard, G, Exploring and Improving Student Engagement in an Accelerated Undergraduate Nursing Program through a Mentoring Partnership: An Action Research Study, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship ISSN 2194-5772 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This Participatory Action Research (PAR) project aimed to engage students from an accelerated ’fast track’ nursing program in a mentoring collaboration, using an interdisciplinary partnership intervention with a group of academics. Student participants represented the disciplines of nursing and paramedicine with a high proportion of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students. Nine student mentors were recruited and paired with academics for a three-month ‘mentorship partnership’ intervention. Data from two pre-intervention workshops and a post-intervention workshop were coded in NVivo11 using thematic analysis. Drawing on social inclusion theory, a qualitative analysis explored an iteration of themes across each action cycle. Emergent themes were: 1) ‘building relationships for active engagement’, 2) ‘voicing cultural and social hierarchies’, and 3) ‘enacting collegiate community’. The study offers insights into issues for contemporary accelerated course delivery with a diverse student population and highlights future strategies to foster effective student engagement.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nursing, student engagement, social inclusion, diversity
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Education
Author:Bramble, M (Dr Marguerite Bramble)
Author:Maxwell, H (Dr Hazel Maxwell)
Author:Einboden, R (Ms Rochelle Einboden)
Author:Farrington, S (Ms Sally Farrington)
Author:Say, RE (Mr Richard Say)
Author:Beh, CL (Dr Chin- Liang Beh)
Author:Stankiewicz, G (Dr Grace Stankiewicz)
Author:Marembo, E (Ms Esther Marembo)
Author:Rickard, G (Professor Greg Rickard)
ID Code:126399
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2018-06-08
Last Modified:2018-06-08
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