Advising the Pre-Nursing         StudentTips and techniques to guide Academic Advisors                  Jenni Van Wyk     ...
Overview• Why Nursing?• What makes Nursing complex?  − Program & Prerequisites  − Admissions• How do we communicate the co...
Who we are  • University of Oregon     − Research institution     − ~20,000 undergraduate       students                  ...
Who are you?
We are not the experts
Why Nursing?    “The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009) estimates that    employment of registered nurses will grow by 22% ...
Becoming a Nurse (RN)• It’s complicated…  • Degree routes  • Requirements  • Admissions method
Degree Routes            RN
Course ComparisonCourses                University of        Lane Community                       Washington (BSN)     Col...
Application ComparisonApplication          University of Washington    Lane CommunityRequirements         (BSN)           ...
The Advising Challenge:Developmental vs. Prescriptive“…developmental counseling or advising   is concerned not only with a...
Keeping in mind developmenttheories..                 • Identity Development                 • Intellectual & Ethical     ...
Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsAdvising                                                          Nursi...
Advisor responsibility & student responsibility             Challenge & Support
Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsWebsite – Prospective Students
Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsWebsite – Prospective Students
Communicating the complexity of nursing to students • Handouts    - Degree Routes    - Course equivalencies    - 1/2/3/4-y...
Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsNursing Pamphlet
Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsNursing Pamphlet
Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsNursing Pamphlet
Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsFacebook & Twitter• 276 total “likes”• Share posts from:     •Other ins...
How can this be applied to your institution?• Educate students early• Research   − On own/with students   − Advising is Te...
DiscussionWe want to hear from you!• What is your story?• What resources are you using?• Questions
Thank you!                              Jenni Van Wyk                          jvanwyk@uoregon.edu                        ...
ReferencesCreamer, D.G. (2000). Use of Theory in Academic Advising. In Gordon, V.N. & Habley, W.R. (Eds.) Academic    Advi...
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Powerpoint presentation from NACADA Region 8 Conference in PDX, March 20th 2012. Presenters Jenni Van Wyk, Shasta McLester, and Megan Coble .

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Advising the Pre-Nursing Student

  1. 1. Advising the Pre-Nursing StudentTips and techniques to guide Academic Advisors Jenni Van Wyk Shasta McLester Megan Coble
  2. 2. Overview• Why Nursing?• What makes Nursing complex? − Program & Prerequisites − Admissions• How do we communicate the complexities to our students?• Take-aways• Discussion & Questions
  3. 3. Who we are • University of Oregon − Research institution − ~20,000 undergraduate students • No nursing program − No mandatory advising • Office of Academic Advising • Eugene − Undeclared − Lane Community • Caseload College − Pre-Health − Peace Health #1 employer in Lane − Students experiencing County academic difficulty − Prospective
  4. 4. Who are you?
  5. 5. We are not the experts
  6. 6. Why Nursing? “The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009) estimates that employment of registered nurses will grow by 22% from 2008 to 2018. Nursing is one of the most sought after health professional interests among students today.” “The United States is projected to have a nursing shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows. Compounding the problem is the fact that nursing colleges and universities across the country are struggling to expand enrollment levels to meet the rising demand for nursing care.” (AACN)• Job security• High placement• Rise in demand = education access
  7. 7. Becoming a Nurse (RN)• It’s complicated… • Degree routes • Requirements • Admissions method
  8. 8. Degree Routes RN
  9. 9. Course ComparisonCourses University of Lane Community Washington (BSN) College (ASN)Composition 2 courses 2 coursesMath 1 course 1 courseStatistics 1 course NoneGeneral Chemistry 1 year NoneOrganic Chemistry 1 course NoneAnatomy & Physiology 3 courses 3 coursesMicrobiology 1 course NonePsych (Lifespan) 1 course 1 courseSocial Sciences 3-4 courses 2 coursesHumanities 3-4 courses NoneTotal 90 quarter credits 45 quarter credits
  10. 10. Application ComparisonApplication University of Washington Lane CommunityRequirements (BSN) College (ASN)Application Yes YesExperience 100 hrs volunteer or paid None health care experienceGrades No grades < C No grades < CTranscripts Yes YesLetters of Recc. 1 from supervisor and RN NoneProctored Essay Yes YesBackground check Yes YesPersonal Statement 2 Pages NoneResume Yes None
  11. 11. The Advising Challenge:Developmental vs. Prescriptive“…developmental counseling or advising is concerned not only with a specific personal or vocational decision but also with facilitating the student’s rational processes, environmental and interpersonal interactions, behavioral awareness, and problem- solving decision-making, and evaluation skills.” (Crookston, 1972) (Nacada, 2012)
  12. 12. Keeping in mind developmenttheories.. • Identity Development • Intellectual & Ethical Development • Experiential Learning • Moral Development
  13. 13. Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsAdvising Nursing• Asking Questions Program − Where is the student developmentally − Career Advising − What degree route is best for the student?• Outcomes − Developing relationships Money State − Critical thinking Family Grades Security Experience
  14. 14. Advisor responsibility & student responsibility Challenge & Support
  15. 15. Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsWebsite – Prospective Students
  16. 16. Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsWebsite – Prospective Students
  17. 17. Communicating the complexity of nursing to students • Handouts - Degree Routes - Course equivalencies - 1/2/3/4-year plan - Nursing Pamphlet
  18. 18. Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsNursing Pamphlet
  19. 19. Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsNursing Pamphlet
  20. 20. Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsNursing Pamphlet
  21. 21. Communicating the complexity of nursing to studentsFacebook & Twitter• 276 total “likes”• Share posts from: •Other institutions •Non profits •Nursing programs• Link our information withUO student organizations• Ability to stay connectedw/ students during: 1. Study Abroad 2. IE3 Internships 3. Summer/Holidays
  22. 22. How can this be applied to your institution?• Educate students early• Research − On own/with students − Advising is Teaching• Understand your institutions courses• Give homework − Building relationships• Keep asking questions• Delegate a Pre-Nursing Advisor or liaison• Get connected
  23. 23. DiscussionWe want to hear from you!• What is your story?• What resources are you using?• Questions
  24. 24. Thank you! Jenni Van Wyk jvanwyk@uoregon.edu Shasta McLester mclester@uoregon.edu Megan Coble mcoble@uoregon.eduPlease see your handout for the online link to the PowerPoint slides as well as resources, contact information, Facebook and Twitter information.
  25. 25. ReferencesCreamer, D.G. (2000). Use of Theory in Academic Advising. In Gordon, V.N. & Habley, W.R. (Eds.) Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook . San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, Inc., 17-24.Crookson, B.B. (1994). A Developmental View of Academic Advising as Teaching. NACADA Journal , 14(2), 5-9.

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