Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Transformational learning experiences of perioperative registered nurses who have completed a perioperative training program
by Schild, Randolph William, Ph.D., Capella University, 2013, 125; 3605266
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this case study was to determine which activities factor into transformational learning that may occur as a result of completing a perioperative preparation program for registered nurses. Through the process of describing the lived experiences of the participants who have completed a perioperative nurse training program, it also assisted in informing pedagogical practice by helping to establish the extent of transformational learning that occurs. The role of a perioperative nurse is one that is demanding, knowledge intensive, and highly collaborative. Perioperative nurse educators need to understand the process of transformation in order to assist new perioperative nurses in successfully completing a perioperative nurse-training program. The Learning Activities Survey, a follow-up survey, and individual interviews were used to accomplish a mixed method sequential study design. The research established that half of the participants had experienced transformational learning while half did not.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lessner, Janet
Commitee: Bassett, Caroline, Green, Kathleen
School: Capella University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 75/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Health education
Keywords: Lived experiences, Nursing, Perioperative nursing, Perioperative training, Perspective transformation, Transformational learning
Publication Number: 3605266
ISBN: 9781303613715
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