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Peer tutoring program for academic success of returning nursing students.

Authors
  • Bryer, Jennifer
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of the New York State Nurses' Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
43
Issue
1
Pages
20–22
Identifiers
PMID: 23189512
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High attrition rates among students in associate degree nursing programs are a concern for faculty, administrators, and students. Programs offering academic and emotional support for students at risk for failing a clinical course may decrease attrition rates and improve academic performance. A peer tutoring program was developed for returning nursing students who were unsuccessful in a previous clinical course. Peer tutors met with returning students weekly to review course work, complete case studies and practice NCLEX questions. Trusting, supportive relationships developed among students and a significant increase in grades was noted at the end of the course for 79% of students. Implementation of peer tutoring was beneficial for returning students, tutors, and the nursing program and may be valuable in other courses where academic achievement is a concern.

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