Helping At-Risk Students Succeed
This program will provide educational leaders and faculty with evidence that students’ success in the nursing program and in their nursing career is strongly impacted by nonacademic competencies in such areas as leadership abilities, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, adaptability, motivation, initiative, and interpersonal skills. The presenters share strategies and experiences in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Co-curricular Care Model (CCM) providing prelicensure BSN students with care interventions across their program of study to enhance their resilience, self-confidence, motivation, learning strategies, and quality of school/life balance. Emphasis is given to underrepresented/at-risk students.
Following this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the benefits of “soft skills” for building a culture of excellence and caring for nursing students fostering student success
- Discuss the results of an assessment of nursing students’ “soft skills” and implications for developing critical thinking and problem-solving abilities required of the professional nurse
- Apply learnings from this session to develop care interventions fostering nonacademic competencies important for success as a student and as a professional nurse.