Acknowledging the academic rigor of associate degree nursing education: A grounded theory study of overcoming failure
Kathleen Karsten, The City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College, United States ; Barbara DiCicco-Bloom, The City University of New York, College of Staten Island, United States
Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 9, Number 4, ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Academic failure has been described as endemic in nursing education. Every semester, students fail nursing courses and are required to successfully repeat the course before they can progress in the nursing program. This qualitative grounded theory research explored the process of overcoming failure. Strategies to assist nurse educators support at-risk students and recommendations for reevaluating nursing curriculum are discussed.
Karsten, K. & DiCicco-Bloom, B. (2014). Acknowledging the academic rigor of associate degree nursing education: A grounded theory study of overcoming failure. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 9(4), 153-163. Elsevier Ltd.