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Adult student satisfaction in an accelerated RN-to-BSN program: a follow-up study.
J Prof Nurs. 2008 Sep-Oct; 24(5):285-95.JP

Abstract

This mixed-method study revealed accelerated RN-to-BSN (bachelor of science in nursing) students' levels of satisfaction with a wide range of college services in a small university. Building on seminal research on the topic [Boylston, M. T., Peters, M. A., & Lacey, M. (2004). Adult student satisfaction in traditional and accelerated RN-to-BSN programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 20, 23-32.], the Noel-Levitz Adult Student Priorities Survey (ASPS) and qualitative interview data revealed primary factors involved in nontraditional (adult) accelerated RN-to-BSN student satisfaction. The ASPS assesses both satisfaction with and importance of the following factors: academic advising effectiveness, academic services, admissions and financial aid effectiveness, campus climate, instructional effectiveness, registration effectiveness, safety and security, and service excellence. Of these factors, participants considered instructional effectiveness and academic advising effectiveness as most important and concomitantly gave high satisfaction ratings to each. In contrast, convenience of the bookstore, counseling services, vending machines, and computer laboratories were given low importance ratings. The participants cited convenience as a strong marketing factor. Loss of financial aid or family crisis was given as a reason for withdrawal and, for most students, would be the only reason for not completing the BSN program. Outcomes of this investigation may guide faculty, staff, and administrators in proactively creating an educational environment in which a nontraditional student can succeed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Eastern University, St. Davids, PA 19382, USA. mboylsto@eastern.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18804082

Citation

Boylston, Mary T., and Christina Jackson. "Adult Student Satisfaction in an Accelerated RN-to-BSN Program: a Follow-up Study." Journal of Professional Nursing : Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, vol. 24, no. 5, 2008, pp. 285-95.
Boylston MT, Jackson C. Adult student satisfaction in an accelerated RN-to-BSN program: a follow-up study. J Prof Nurs. 2008;24(5):285-95.
Boylston, M. T., & Jackson, C. (2008). Adult student satisfaction in an accelerated RN-to-BSN program: a follow-up study. Journal of Professional Nursing : Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 24(5), 285-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2007.10.006
Boylston MT, Jackson C. Adult Student Satisfaction in an Accelerated RN-to-BSN Program: a Follow-up Study. J Prof Nurs. 2008 Sep-Oct;24(5):285-95. PubMed PMID: 18804082.
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