Title

Using a First-Year Seminar to Introduce Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2013

Abstract

First-year seminar courses designed to aid the transition of freshmen students to the collegiate experience are commonplace requirements at many 4-year institutions. The authors describe the development, implementation, and outcomes of a first-year seminar course with introductory nursing content. First-year seminars, although they have existed for several decades, recently have increased in popularity in institutions ranging from community colleges to research-focused universities. These seminars are thought to facilitate student adjustment and adaptation to college with proposed benefits including academic success, personal success, and student retention.1Although there is limited literature regarding first-year seminars, there is virtually no literature available regarding nursing-specific first-year seminars.

Publication Title

Nurse Educator

Volume

38

Issue

5

First Page

218

Last Page

222

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/NNE.0b013e3182a0e5d0

Publisher

Wolters Kluwer Health

Rights

Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health