URI Nursing Educational Needs Survey - Sept 7 2011

1. Nursing Educational Needs Survey

 
The faculty of the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island is interested in your input about furthering your education in nursing. We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this survey. We are interested in finding out which nursing educational programs you would like to see offered at the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing as well as the format of those classes - live classes, location of live classes, as well as day and time. We would also like to assess if you would prefer web-assisted classes (combination of online and live)or completely online classes. Your responses to this survey are anonymous.
1. What was your basic nursing education? Check only one answer.
2. What year did you complete your basic nursing education?
3. We would like to find out what education you have had other than your basic education in nursing. Please check all that apply.
4. If you obtained a degree in a field other than nursing, please list your major, the degree granted, and the year.
5. How many years of experience in nursing do you have?
6. Please identify your current specialty area - for example, "medical-surgical nursing" and job title - for example, "staff nurse" or "nurse manager".
7. How many hours a week do you work on average?
8. If you are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing please specify which type. The PhD is the traditional doctorate and prepares someone to teach in the university setting, conduct research, and contribute to the theoretical base of the discipline. The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a new curriculum that may be required for anyone pursuing an advanced practice nursing role, as well as nursing executives, after the year 2015. This degree is a practice and leadership-focused degree. Check all that apply.
Very InterestedInterestedNot SureNot InterestedSlightly Interested
Associate Degree to Masters in Nursing
Bachelor's in Nursing
Master's in Nursing
Doctorate in Nursing (PhD)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
9. We offer the Doctorate of Nursing Practice initially as a post-masters option for people who already have a masters degree. It will be approximately 35-40 post-masters credits and will be focused on leadership and practice. If interested in this role, please indicate when you might be thinking of pursuing it.
10. Please check the following nursing role that you are interested in pursuing. Check all that apply.
Very InterestedInterestedNot SureSlightly InterestedNot Interested
Nurse Educator - Community College setting
Nurse Educator - University setting
Family Nurse Practitioner (Primary)
Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner (Primary)
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gero)
Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Primary)
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Midwife
Nurse Anesthetist
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult)
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (Child)
Nursing administration
Nursing Administration/MBA
11. If you already have a Masters degree in Nursing would you be interested in a POST-MASTERS CERTIFICATE in any of the following areas? Please check all that apply.
Very InterestedInterestedNot SureSlightly InterestedNot Interested
Nursing Education
Nursing Administration
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gero
Family Nurse Practitioner (Primary)
Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Primary)
Gerontological Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Primary)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute)
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Midwife
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration
Psychiatric Mental Health CNS (Adult)
Psychiatric Mental Health (Child/Adol)
12. If you were to become a URI student, where/how would you prefer to study? Please check all that apply.
Very InterestedInterestedNot SureSlightly InterestedNot Interested
Live classes - Kingston campus
Live classes - Providence
Live classes - in your work site
TV/Distance classes - Kingston
TV/Distance classes - Providence
TV/Distance classes - in your work site
Classes on Web CT with some live mtging
All online class
13. We would also like to know WHEN you prefer classes be held if they are live (face-to-face classes) or hybrid classes (combination Web CT plus some face-to-face time). Please check all that apply.
Strongly PreferSomewhat PreferNot SureSlightly PreferDo not Prefer
Week day - Daytime
Weekend - Daytime
Evening - Week Day
Intensive format - for example, all day on some weekends
Intensive format - all week in summer for example
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Semester
6-8 week semester blocks for online
14. Identify obstacles that prevent you from pursuing further education. Please check all that apply.
Major ObstacleSomewhat of an ObstacleNot SureSlight ObstacleNot an Obstacle
Money for school
Loss of income from working less while attending school
Time
Family Commitments
Difficulty with Admission Requirements
Travel to classes
15. Please identify and/or clarify in more detail what you perceive as an obstacle to continuing your education in nursing.
16. National and local data indicate that the current nursing shortage is driven by a shortage of nursing faculty. We are interested in finding out what obstacles prevent you from pursuing a career as a nursing educator. Please check all that apply.
Very importantSomewhat importantSlightly importantNot applicableNot important
Salary
Do not want to leave clinical practice
Not interested in teaching
Schedule not flexible enough
Do not want to get additional education to prepare to be a nursing faculty
17. Would you be interested in keeping your position in your current work setting but spend some of your assigned hours teaching nursing students? Please share some of your thoughts.
18. Please identify and/or clarify what you would need to pursue a career as a nursing educator?
19. What is your age?
20. What is your sex?
21. How would you describe your ethnic background?
22. How important are each of the following factors regarding ethnic diversity in continuing your education? Please check all that apply.
Very ImportantSomewhat ImportantNot SureSlightly ImportantNot Important
That some of the faculty are from the same ethnic background as me
That the faculty who teach me are from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds
23. Is there additional information you would like to tell us about the nursing programs at the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island?
24. If you would like any follow up information on any of the above items, feel free to supply your contact information here.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!
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