Myrna M Courage

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This study measured the effect of an individualized stress-management program on nursing students who identified anxiety as interfering with academic performance in the nursing program. The quasi-experimental longitudinal study used a pretest, posttest, and follow-up test, control group design. Data were analyzed using t tests and analysis of variance(More)
Suicide remains one of the major causes of death among the fastest growing segment of the US population--the elderly aged 65 and over. Individuals 65 and over comprised 12.4% of the population in 1988, but accounted for 20.9% of all reported suicides (McIntosh, 1992). The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the meaning of suicide to the elderly(More)
Nurse educators are concerned about retaining students as the nursing shortage plagues the healthcare system. The authors describe the academic services and policies of a prototype retention program to provide support to all nursing students in a baccalaureate program. Central to the program is the integration of students into the life of the institution.(More)
The recent shift in public policy away from the use of affirmative action programs in the admissions process of institutes of higher learning has motivated colleges and universities to explore alternative means for achieving their goal to increase the diversity of their student bodies. The imperative to promote diversity is particularly relevant in nursing(More)
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