Faculty’s Role in Supporting Students: A Qualitative Perspective on Student Grit
A question that challenges nursing program admission decision-making processes is predicting who will succeed. NLN funded two-year multi-methods study of students (N=451) in ADN programs (9 study sites) was conducted to explore grit as a predictor of success. This session takes a deep dive into the qualitative findings (N=16 interviews) where participants revealed the perceptions/expectations of their nursing program, and overall goals to become a nurse regardless of challenges or setbacks. These interviews yielded two themes along a continuum: 1) Success is about really wanting this (to be a nurse)- preparing, planning, and doing; 2) Success is about keeping going- adapting, pivoting, and doing. We will explore how faculty can support student success through the lens of grit.