Honors College Senior Thesis Presentations

Title

Senior Nursing Students’ Confidence in Communicating and Providing Patient Teaching

Presenter Information

Carmen BandyFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Summer Cross

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

In the field of nursing, effective nurse-patient communication and teaching by the nurse are among the most important indicators of patient satisfaction. Research shows that improved communication can result in better patient outcomes and compliance with treatment. In addition, improved communication with other members of the healthcare team can create a better work environment and result in increased patient outcomes, as well as decreased errors. The aim of this thesis is to assess the confidence of seniors in the Murray State University Nursing program in communicating with patients and other healthcare professionals and in providing thorough, accurate teaching to patients. Teaching strategies to improve student confidence in providing patient teaching will be evaluated, including workshops, clinical experiences, and teaching projects. It is hypothesized that these teaching strategies will increase not only students’ confidence, but also competence in communicating effectively. A survey was administered to senior nursing students at Murray State University to evaluate current levels of confidence, as well as to assess which learning experiences they felt contributed most or least to their ability to provide teaching.

Location

Waterfield Gallery

Start Date

17-11-2021 11:30 AM

End Date

17-11-2021 12:30 PM

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Senior Nursing Students’ Confidence in Communicating and Providing Patient Teaching

Waterfield Gallery

In the field of nursing, effective nurse-patient communication and teaching by the nurse are among the most important indicators of patient satisfaction. Research shows that improved communication can result in better patient outcomes and compliance with treatment. In addition, improved communication with other members of the healthcare team can create a better work environment and result in increased patient outcomes, as well as decreased errors. The aim of this thesis is to assess the confidence of seniors in the Murray State University Nursing program in communicating with patients and other healthcare professionals and in providing thorough, accurate teaching to patients. Teaching strategies to improve student confidence in providing patient teaching will be evaluated, including workshops, clinical experiences, and teaching projects. It is hypothesized that these teaching strategies will increase not only students’ confidence, but also competence in communicating effectively. A survey was administered to senior nursing students at Murray State University to evaluate current levels of confidence, as well as to assess which learning experiences they felt contributed most or least to their ability to provide teaching.