An Introductory Nursing Class to Engage Undergraduate Generation Z Prenursing Students
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In the United States, there are approximately 2.9 million RNs; however, a nursing shortage exists.1 This shortage is projected to worsen because of increased age of the workforce plus increased health care demand related to reform and extended human longevity.2 By 2022, 1 million new nurses will be needed to handle the increased demand and to replace nurses who reach retirement age.3 Therefore, it is important to recruit and retain highly qualified nursing students. Although a high number of students are turned away each year because of factors such as limited clinical sites and a nursing faculty shortage, nursing schools should retain admitted prenursing students using teaching strategies to engage the current student generation. The purpose of this article is to describe an introductory nursing course as part of a multifaceted strategy to engage prenursing college students prior to entrance into an upper division nursing program. The course was designed specifically to target the Generation Z student.
Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Owen, M. I.,
An Introductory Nursing Class to Engage Undergraduate Generation Z Prenursing Students.
Nurse Educator, 45(5),