Advisor(s)

Michelle A. Beauchesne

Abstract

As health care environments evolve, nursing everywhere is experiencing new challenges in education and practice. A previous project involving a creative, international exchange program between Northeastern University Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program and the Faculty of Health Studies at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (BCUC) in England conducted an analysis of the two educational, practice and health care systems. Although these findings indicate differences abound in both the health care arena and educational systems, there still exists a common bond of nursing core values.

The study design is descriptive using a quota sample of both advanced practice nursing students and nurses. Surveys were distributed to a quota sample of approximately 50 nursing students and 50 advanced practice nurses in both the United States and England. Subgroups participated in audio taped focus groups to discuss issues inherent in advanced nursing practice and education. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses were utilized.

The last part of this project is the perspective of an undergraduate student participating in the research process for the first time. She details her experiences during this process and the steps taken after the project to share those experiences.

Notes

MiniBaja is a collegiate competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Date Accepted

5-2007

Publication Date

5-1-2007

Subject Categories

Nursing, Research

Keywords

nursing, nursing core values, research in nursing

Degree Grantor

Northeastern University

Rights Holder

Wendy Lewis Kesl

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