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Support Systems in Accelerated Nursing Programs: Gender-Based Perspectives and Impact on Academic Outcomes

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers In Nursing: Studying the Impact program

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the associations between satisfaction with support systems, gender, and academic outcomes in accelerated nursing programs. The specific objectives are to (1) estimate gender differences in perceived satisfaction with peer and mentor support; (2) estimate the association between perceived satisfaction with peer and mentor support and academic outcomes (graduation and first-time successful NCLEX-RNĀ® attempt); and (3) determine if gender moderates the relationship between perceived satisfaction with peer and mentor support and academic outcomes. Our novel approach to understanding educational progress in minority students will inform New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program grantees regarding the degree of importance of gender and satisfaction with support systems on academic outcomes within accelerated nursing programs.

Primary Investigators

Janessa-Graves
Janessa Graves, PhD

Co-Investigators

Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, PhD
Mary Lee Roberts, PhD student