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Overcoming Education Failures and Retakes

A Spiritual Process

Wynn, Stephanie T.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000421
Feature: education

ABSTRACT: The retention of students is a major challenge for nursing education programs. Although students who fail can often retake courses, negative internalities may occur. After a failure, students regularly present with emotional distress. A mental health practitioner, who is a nursing faculty member, is ideal to assist these students and offer support. The integration of spirituality as a coping mechanism for these students can serve as a protective factor.

Stephanie T. Wynn, DNP, RN-BC, is professor of nursing at Samford University Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Birmingham, Alabama. She is a certified mental health nurse practitioner and has published articles focused on mental healthcare interventions. Her practical work experience includes 16 years of psychiatric nursing.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 1/16/2017.

© 2017 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship