Mary Beth Kuehn – Associate Professor, Nursing
This project focused on junior and senior nursing students, as well as sophmore nursing students enrolled in Nursing 211 and 212. Reviewing the nursing admissions process, the goal was to reflect a holistic approach and identify sustainable curricular practices which promote student retention and resilience.
Beginning level sophomore nursing students attended in alternating weeks a positive psychology seminar and a formal mentoring program led by upper class nursing students. Additional thick descriptions were obtained from student mentors and beginning level nursing students at the completion of the resilience. Both quantitative and qualitative results supported a strong increase in resilience.
Nursing departments can successfully implement a holistic admission process and provide sustainable support for students that promoted resilience and retention.
Nursing 211, Nursing 212