Organizational Culture and Failure to Fail in Academic Programs of Nursing
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Student success in academic programs of nursing requires completion of didactic and clinical activities. For didactic activities, failure is typically determined objectively. Clinical failure is determined subjectively, which may expose the competency and reputation of the clinical faculty. Each scenario can result in a hesitancy, or failure to fail a student. Graduation may occur in the presence of limited didactic knowledge and clinical competency, resulting in new graduates who are not adequately prepared for professional nursing practice. Organizational culture describes a set of shared values and beliefs that determine appropriate behaviors for various situations. The organizational culture of academic programs of nursing is suspected to impact assignment of failing grades by faculty in both didactic and clinical courses. Thus, the phenomenon of failure to fail in nursing education may be an institutional issue. This study aims to determine the impact of organizational culture of academic programs of nursing on faculty reluctance to assign failing grades to students in didactic and clinical courses.
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Introduction -- Review of literature and theoretical framework -- General methods -- Organizational culture and failure to fail in academic programs of nursing -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. Letters of permission -- Appendix B. Organizational Culture assessment Instrument Nursing education edition (OCAINE) survey instrument
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)