Engaging undergraduate nursing students in face-to-face tutorials

Article


Elder, Ruth L., Lewis, Peter A., Windsor, Carol A., Wheeler, Margaret, Forster, Elizabeth, Foster, Joanne and Chapman, Helen. 2011. "Engaging undergraduate nursing students in face-to-face tutorials." Nurse Education in Practice. 11 (5), pp. 314-319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2011.02.003
Article Title

Engaging undergraduate nursing students in face-to-face tutorials

ERA Journal ID14139
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsElder, Ruth L. (Author), Lewis, Peter A. (Author), Windsor, Carol A. (Author), Wheeler, Margaret (Author), Forster, Elizabeth (Author), Foster, Joanne (Author) and Chapman, Helen (Author)
Journal TitleNurse Education in Practice
Journal Citation11 (5), pp. 314-319
Number of Pages6
Year2011
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1471-5953
1873-5223
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2011.02.003
Web Address (URL)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1471595311000217?via%3Dihub
Abstract

Chronic nursing shortages have placed increasing pressure on many nursing schools to recruit greater numbers of students with the consequence of larger class sizes. Larger class sizes have the potential to lead to student disengagement. This paper describes a case study that examined the strategies used by a group of nursing lecturers to engage students and to overcome passivity in a Bachelor of Nursing programme. A non-participant observer attended 20 tutorials to observe five academics deliver four tutorials each. Academics were interviewed both individually and as a group following the completion of all tutorial observations. All observations, field notes, interviews and focus groups were coded separately and major themes identified. From this analysis two broad categories emerged: getting students involved; and engagement as a struggle. Academics used a wide variety of techniques to interest and involve students. Additionally, academics desired an equal relationship with students. They believed that both they and the students had some power to influence the dynamics of tutorials and that neither party had ultimate power. The findings of this study serve to re-emphasise past literature which suggests that to engage students, the academics must also engage.

KeywordsEngagement; Involvement; Tutorials;
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390110. Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Public Notes

Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.

Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q423q/engaging-undergraduate-nursing-students-in-face-to-face-tutorials

  • 1206
    total views
  • 8
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Shape memory polymer smart plaster for orthopaedic treatments
Jeewantha, Janitha, Jayalath, Sandaruwan, Emmanuel, Chris, Herath, Madhubhashitha, Forster, Elizabeth, Islam, Mainul, Leng, Jinsong and Epaarachchi, Jayantha. 2022. "Shape memory polymer smart plaster for orthopaedic treatments." Smart Materials and Structures. 31 (11), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/ac943b
Early research of shape memory polymer vascular stents
Jeewantha, Lama Hewage Janitha, Epaarachchi, Jayantha Ananda, Forster, Elizabeth, Islam, Mainul and Leng, Jinsong. 2022. "Early research of shape memory polymer vascular stents." Express Polymer Letters. 16 (9), pp. 902-923. https://doi.org/10.3144/expresspolymlett.2023.49
Paediatric post-discharge pain and parent perceptions of support from an Australian nurse practitioner led acute pain service
Forster, Elizabeth M., Kotzur, Catherine, Richards, Julianne and Gilmour, John. 2022. "Paediatric post-discharge pain and parent perceptions of support from an Australian nurse practitioner led acute pain service." Journal of Child Health Care. 26 (3), pp. 394-406. https://doi.org/10.1177/13674935211014742
Nursing and medical perceptions of a hospital rapid response system new process but same old game?
Douglas, Clint, Osborne, Sonya, Windsor, Carol, Fox, Robyn, Booker, Catriona, Jones, Lee and Gardner, Glenn. 2016. "Nursing and medical perceptions of a hospital rapid response system new process but same old game?" Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 31 (2), pp. E1-E10. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000139
Nursing physical assessment for patient safety in general wards: reaching consensus on core skills
Douglas, Clint, Booker, Catriona, Fox, Robyn, Windsor, Carol, Osborne, Sonya and Gardner, Glenn. 2016. "Nursing physical assessment for patient safety in general wards: reaching consensus on core skills." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25 (13-14), pp. 1890-1900. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13201
Speaking to the deceased child: Australian health professional perspectives in paediatric end-of-life care
Forster, Elizabeth M. and Windsor, Carol. 2014. "Speaking to the deceased child: Australian health professional perspectives in paediatric end-of-life care." International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 20 (10), pp. 502-508. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2014.20.10.502
Paediatric death and dying: exploring coping strategies of health professionals and perceptions of support provision
Forster, Elizabeth and Hafiz, Alaa. 2015. "Paediatric death and dying: exploring coping strategies of health professionals and perceptions of support provision." International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 21 (6), pp. 294-301. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2015.21.6.294
Enhancing bereavement support skills using simulated neonatal resuscitation
Forster, Elizabeth and Donovan, Helen. 2016. "Enhancing bereavement support skills using simulated neonatal resuscitation." International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 22 (10), pp. 500-507. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2016.22.10.500
Communication adaption in challenging simulations for student nurse midwives
Donovan, Helen and Forster, Elizabeth. 2015. "Communication adaption in challenging simulations for student nurse midwives." Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 11 (10), pp. 450-457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2015.08.004
Supporting breastfeeding
Forster, Elizabeth and Roache, Bridget. 2017. "Supporting breastfeeding." Forster, Elizabeth and Fraser, Jennifer (ed.) Paediatric Nursing Skills for Australian Nurses. pp. 233-252