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Cultural Integration Online: The Lived Experience of English-as-a-Second-Language RN-BSN Nursing Students Learning in an Online Environment.
Nurs Educ Perspect. 2018 Jul/Aug; 39(4):221-224.NE

Abstract

AIM

The aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of RN-BSN English-as-a-second-language (ESL) nursing students who are engaged in learning online.

BACKGROUND

Enrollment in RN-BSN degree completion programs has increased in the last several years, leading to a rise in program offerings online. There is limited research about the experiences of students who speak ESL.

METHOD

Ten individual interviews were conducted incorporating van Manen's methodological steps for exploring the lived experience.

RESULTS

Through phenomenological reflection, five major themes emerged: understanding the online classroom, expressing culture online, alone but not lonely, writing as a surmountable barrier, and faculty role in the online journey.

CONCLUSION

RN-BSN ESL nursing students who pursue their degree online do so for convenience and flexibility. Exploring their lived experiences offered insight into their personal challenges and triumphs with integration, writing, and obtaining support for success.

Authors+Show Affiliations

About the Authors Sonique Sailsman, PhD, RN, is Graduate Lead Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University Department of Nursing and Health Professions, Hooksett, New Hampshire. Marcella Rutherford, PhD, MBA, MSN, is dean, Nova Southeastern University College of Nursing, Davie, Florida. Melissa Tovin, PhD, PT, is associate professor, Physical Therapy Program, Nova Southeastern University. Rosina Cianelli, PhD, MPH, RN, IBCLC, FAAN, is associate professor, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Miami, Florida. For more information, contact Dr. Sailsman at s.sailsman@umiami.edu.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29543628

Citation

Sailsman, Sonique, et al. "Cultural Integration Online: the Lived Experience of English-as-a-Second-Language RN-BSN Nursing Students Learning in an Online Environment." Nursing Education Perspectives, vol. 39, no. 4, 2018, pp. 221-224.
Sailsman S, Rutherford M, Tovin M, et al. Cultural Integration Online: The Lived Experience of English-as-a-Second-Language RN-BSN Nursing Students Learning in an Online Environment. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2018;39(4):221-224.
Sailsman, S., Rutherford, M., Tovin, M., & Cianelli, R. (2018). Cultural Integration Online: The Lived Experience of English-as-a-Second-Language RN-BSN Nursing Students Learning in an Online Environment. Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(4), 221-224. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000301
Sailsman S, et al. Cultural Integration Online: the Lived Experience of English-as-a-Second-Language RN-BSN Nursing Students Learning in an Online Environment. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2018;39(4):221-224. PubMed PMID: 29543628.
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