Kathleen Sitzman

Kathleen Sitzman
East Carolina University | ECU · College of Nursing

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Background: Despite a national directive for associate degree in nursing (ADN) nurses to complete BSN degrees, there is limited research related to student perceptions of the value added by BSN education. Purpose: The purpose was to explore perceptions of immediate workplace usefulness of RN-to-BSN content for ADNs. Methods: Qualitative narrat...
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This article reviewed 19 intervention studies based on Watson's Human Caring Theory between January 2005 and February 2018. The studies reviewed targeted on promoting patients', nurses', and nursing students' psychological health and patient care experiences. Most (15/19; 78.95%) of the studies in this review indicated that Watson's caring science-...
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AIM The aim was to describe how instructors respond to students' demonstrating a need for caring in online classrooms. BACKGOUND Previous studies have documented student perceptions of caring in online classrooms. Knowledge development of instructor perceptions was needed. METHOD Fifty-six online nurse educators from 10 states and 20 institutions c...
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Six studies containing information related to conveying and sustaining caring in online nursing classrooms were analyzed for communication patterns among faculty and students. Six consistent communicative elements emerged from this analysis: offering full presence, acknowledging shared humanity, attending to the individual, asking for and providing...
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An interprofessional massive open online course in caring science and mindfulness was offered in summer 2015, emphasizing caring experiences through reflection and group discussions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate caring intentions of course participants upon course completion. Three researchers reviewed data from final discussion postin...
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Twenty-four nurse educators spontaneously provided rich narratives in response to an online survey that asked only for brief answers to 4 questions: Is it possible to demonstrate caring online? What cues prompt you to initiate caring interventions with students? What caring interventions do you initiate in response to those cues? How do students re...
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We investigated the frequency with which home care/hospice nurses are provided with and use personal protective equipment (PPE) and factors associated with use. We conducted a mail survey among home care/hospice nurses in North Carolina in 2006. The adjusted response rate was 69% (n = 833). Between 68% and 86% of nurses were always provided with th...
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Better understanding of how to convey and sustain caring in online nursing classrooms will support caring as a core value in nursing. Sitzman and Leners (2006) identified online instructor behaviors that supported students feeling cared for in online classroom settings. In this study, 122 baccalaureate online students from five universities complet...
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Working conditions related to unrestrained pets, unruly children, clutter, and poor lighting during home healthcare visits are considered normal aspects of care providers' jobs. To date, there has been no documentation related to how often these factors are present in the home healthcare setting during home visits. In this study, 833 home healthcar...
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Background Home care/hospice nurses may be at elevated risk of blood exposure because of the nature of their work and work environment. However, little is known about the incidence of blood exposure in this population.MethodsA mail survey (n = 1,473) was conducted among home care/hospice nurses in North Carolina in 2006.ResultsThe adjusted response...
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Approximately 200,000 US home care nurses are at risk of infection from blood-borne pathogens through exposure to patients' blood. Little is known about their estimated risk of blood exposure or current prevention practices. The objective of this poster is to estimate the incidence of occupational blood exposure experienced by The North Carolina St...
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The acute shortage of doctorally prepared nursing faculty has prompted the nursing profession to look to new and creative ways of delivering doctoral-level preparation to currently employed nurse educators. The development of an online PhD program, based on recommended benchmark guidelines for a "best practice" approach to Internet-based education,...
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The United States is increasingly ethnically diverse. To provide culturally congruent care to this changing population, nursing programs must attract and support ethnically diverse students through to successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Critically examining the literature on this topic revealed...
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The concept of caring in nursing education has been addressed with regard to traditional classroom settings. In addition, research on effective online teaching approaches, differences between online and face-to-face classroom settings, and supporting student success in online settings is readily found in published literature. The question of whethe...
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The concept of caring in nursing education is foundational. Knowledge development regarding caring in face-to-face classroom settings, effective online teaching approaches, differences between online and face-to-face classroom settings, and supporting student success in online settings is extensive. However, the question of whether caring can be ef...
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There is an unprecedented shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States of America. Efforts to educate more RNs have been limited by a shortage of both clinical placements and preceptors for nursing students. The purpose of this study was to examine nursing education issues associated with student clinical placement as experienced by hos...
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Returning to the office after a long work day, Kristin, a hospice nurse, learns that the nighttime on-call nurse is ill. Kristin agrees to take call and hopes it will be a slow night. Now it is 2 am and Kristin has to travel to a client's home. Yawning repeatedly and driving over the rumble strip on the highway, she turns on the radio and opens the...
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Wearily glancing at the front entrance of the apartment building, about 100 yards away and up two flights of stairs, Chris thinks, "One more trip and I should have everything." Two boxes of supplies and a bag of assessment equipment are needed for this visit and Chris must transport everything alone. For the next visit, Chris will again be required...
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This was the day! Regina cleared her schedule and put the word out so that unnecessary interruptions would not interfere with the completion of a mountain of paperwork. Office door closed, blinds drawn, the only distraction was a squeaky office chair. So why was it nearly impossible to focus on the job at hand? Simply put, Regina was worried. She f...
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Driving is a fundamental aspect of occupational activity for nurses who make home visits. This national study explored ergonomic concerns, incidence of motor vehicle accidents, and overall concerns related to driving in a group of 421 home healthcare and hospice nurses. Specific areas of exploration included non-driving activities done while drivin...
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Driving is a fundamental function of home care and hospice professionals. This study presents the first published information on occupational health issues related to motor vehicle use in this group. Findings and recommendations should be considered for organizations and visiting staff.
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Although the bag of the home care nurse is functional and historical, there is limited information in the literature about its use and nurses' preferences. This study analyzes how the bag is used, and examines comfort issues and preferences nurses have for this valuable tool. Implications for design and features are gained from this research as wel...
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This article proposes using Thich Naht Hanh's concept of interfacing and the practice of mindfulness as a bridge to understanding Jean Watson's theory of human caring. An explanation and comparison of both approaches are provided in narrative and table form. Simple mindfulness practices of nonjudgmental attention to thoughts and awareness of breath...
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Teaching and intervention are integral aspects of professional nursing practice. Numerous publications encourage the use of specific teaching intervention techniques, but few are validated by studies conducted to assess actual teaching behaviors of nurses who administer successful teaching intervention programs. This is a case study of one occupati...
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Thesis (M.S.)--College of Nursing, University of Utah, 2001. Includes bibliographical references (leaves [69]-72).

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Gain information about barriers and motivators for students entering and staying in doctoral education in nursing.