Statewide At-Risk Tracking and Intervention for Nurses: Identifying and Intervening With Nursing Students at Risk of Attrition in Texas

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Abstract

AIM

The purpose of this study was to identify students at risk of attrition and implement interventions to decrease the risk.

BACKGROUND

The ability to identify and intervene with students deemed at risk of attrition can be a valuable tool for increasing the RN workforce. “Statewide At-Risk Tracking and Interventions for Nurses” (SATIN) involved students from 27 initial RN licensure nursing programs in Texas.

METHOD

At-risk status of each nursing student was identified, and each nursing program provided interventions based on students' needs.

RESULTS

The Weaver Reading Program was the most effective of the six intervention strategies used with SATIN participants. Lack of utilization of the interventions was the number one limitation of the study.

CONCLUSION

Use of the Weaver Reading Program as well as personal engagement with students, one-on-one mentoring, and continued time investment are recommended to all programs.

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