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Nursing Student Retention

SKU# 9780826109491

Understanding the Process and Making a Difference, Second Edition

Author: Marianne R. Jeffreys EdD, RN


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This is the only book to offer an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing education spectrum. It is designed to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating student retention and academic success strategies. This model, Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS), can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS.

The book features the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit, an easy-to-use digital toolkit for assessment and planning that is thoroughly cross-referenced and integrated into the text. Together, these complementary resources offer a wide selection of educational activities and support strategies for diverse learners and settings. The text provides guidelines for maximizing educational strengths, identifying and assessing at-risk students, facilitating student retention, and revitalizing teaching methods. It examines the multidimensional factors that must be considered, including cultural values and beliefs, and describes proven strategies for promoting retention and academic success such as faculty advisement, promoting professional events and membership, peer partnerships, and enrichment programs. Nursing Student Retention, with its breadth of information and one-of-a-kind digital toolkit, will be of great value to nurse educators, administrators, and graduate students.

This new edition features:

  • An easy-to-use format that includes the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit,a digital adjunct containing assessment tools, and templates for designing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies
  • Chapters updated to provide a wealth of new information and evidence-based strategies
  • Real-life scenarios featuring diverse learners and settings
  • Vignettes to synthesize and demonstrate application of learning

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 27, 2012
  • Page Count 376
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109491
  • EISBN 9780826109507

Online Supplements 

The Nursing Student Retention Toolkit, which is designed for use in conjunction with Nursing Student Retention, contains a comprehensive set of hands-on resources for designing, implementing and evaluating student retention and success strategies.

To download a sample of The Nursing Student Retention Toolkit and see a list of prices, please click the link below:

Table of Contents 




    1. Overview of Student Retention
    2. Student Profile Characteristics
    3. Cultural Values and Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation: Important Considerations
    4. Academic Factors
    5. Environmental Factors
    6. Professional Integration and Socialization
    7. Academic and Psychological Outcomes
    8. The Outside Climate: Forecast, Impact, and Action
    9. Drop Out, Stop Out, or Go On


    10. Faculty Advisement and Helpfulness: A Culturally Congruent Approach
    11. Expanding the Web of Inclusion Through Professional Events and Memberships
    12. Promoting Positive and Productive Peer Partnerships
    13. Enrichment Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
    14. The Nursing Student Resource Center: A Place for Linking Strategies Together
    15. Future Directions: A Vision for Tomorrow