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Using a First-Year Seminar to Introduce Nursing
Nurse Educator
  • Heidi A. Mennenga, South Dakota State University; University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Lois Tschetter, South Dakota State University
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First-year seminar courses designed to aid the transition of freshmen students to the collegiate experience are commonplace requirements at many 4-year institutions. The authors describe the development, implementation, and outcomes of a first-year seminar course with introductory nursing content. First-year seminars, although they have existed for several decades, recently have increased in popularity in institutions ranging from community colleges to research-focused universities. These seminars are thought to facilitate student adjustment and adaptation to college with proposed benefits including academic success, personal success, and student retention.1Although there is limited literature regarding first-year seminars, there is virtually no literature available regarding nursing-specific first-year seminars.
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Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health
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Heidi A. Mennenga and Lois Tschetter. "Using a First-Year Seminar to Introduce Nursing" Nurse Educator Vol. 38 Iss. 5 (2013) p. 218 - 222
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