Presentation Title

Influence of the "Robust Aging Program” on nursing students' professional development toward older adults

Faculty Mentor

Rosario Sakamoto DrPH, MSN, NP-BC, Lucia Alcalá PhD

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:30 AM

Location

204

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

interdisciplinary

Abstract

Purpose: To explore students' perceptions of their clinical experience at the "Robust Aging Program". The study examines the potential impact of this learning experience on their career choices, particularly whether students consider a career path related to gerontology.

Background: It is expected that the population 65 and older will increase from 12.8% in 2013 to 20% in 2030. The fast-growing segment of the population is those 85+ which is expected to increase from 3.5% to 10% in 2050. If students realize the impact of keeping older adults independent and out of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), then maybe they are more likely enthused to become geriatricians/gerontologists.

Methods: Participants/Setting- Recruited a total of 20 nursing students, who either graduated (alumni) or candidates to graduate this 2019 with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at California State University, Fullerton campus.

Design- Students will participate in a semi-structured interview to examine their experiences at the RAP clinic.

Procedure- After consent signed, participants will receive an invitation letter via email describing the purpose of the study. Research assistants will schedule the interview -in person - or via Zoom. The interview will be transcribed verbatim, and participants will be invited to review the transcription if they are interested. Psychology undergraduate and graduate students trained research assistants with significant experience in conducting and transcribing interviews will conduct the interviews under the supervision of the Faculty.

Data Analysis- Interview data will be focused on content analysis to identify central themes in students’ experiences at the RAP clinic.

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Influence of the "Robust Aging Program” on nursing students' professional development toward older adults

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Purpose: To explore students' perceptions of their clinical experience at the "Robust Aging Program". The study examines the potential impact of this learning experience on their career choices, particularly whether students consider a career path related to gerontology.

Background: It is expected that the population 65 and older will increase from 12.8% in 2013 to 20% in 2030. The fast-growing segment of the population is those 85+ which is expected to increase from 3.5% to 10% in 2050. If students realize the impact of keeping older adults independent and out of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), then maybe they are more likely enthused to become geriatricians/gerontologists.

Methods: Participants/Setting- Recruited a total of 20 nursing students, who either graduated (alumni) or candidates to graduate this 2019 with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at California State University, Fullerton campus.

Design- Students will participate in a semi-structured interview to examine their experiences at the RAP clinic.

Procedure- After consent signed, participants will receive an invitation letter via email describing the purpose of the study. Research assistants will schedule the interview -in person - or via Zoom. The interview will be transcribed verbatim, and participants will be invited to review the transcription if they are interested. Psychology undergraduate and graduate students trained research assistants with significant experience in conducting and transcribing interviews will conduct the interviews under the supervision of the Faculty.

Data Analysis- Interview data will be focused on content analysis to identify central themes in students’ experiences at the RAP clinic.