CSI Professor’s New Book Adds to Wealth of Knowledge about Nursing Student Retention Strategies

April 03, 2012

Marianne R. Jeffreys’s new book, Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference, 2nd ed., was recently released by the Springer Publisher Company.

CSI Professor of Health Sciences, Marianne R. Jeffreys’s new book, Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference, 2nd ed. was released on March 22, 2012 by the Springer Publishing Company. 

CSI Professor of Health Sciences, Professor Jeffreys’s fourth book pertaining to the field of nursing, Nursing Student Retention provides an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing spectrum. Her model and strategies can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS. 

The book features the “Nursing Student Retention Toolkit,” an easy-to-use digital toolkit for assessment and planning that is thoroughly cross-referenced and integrated into the text. The book examines the multidimensional factors that must be considered when facilitating student retention and revitalizing teaching methods, including cultural values and beliefs, and describes proven strategies for promoting retention and academic success such as faculty advisement, promoting professional events and membership, peer partnerships, and enrichment programs.    

Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN, is a Professor of Health Sciences, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY),  and College of Staten Island, NY, Nursing Division. In 2009 she was one of the first nurse educators to be elected as a Fellow, and selected to present at the New York Academy of Medicine. She received the AJN Book of the Year Award for the first edition of Springer’s Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care.  Her “Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit” is the first digitally interactive toolkit published at Springer for individual, educational, and institutional use. She has more than 20 years of tenure, teaching in AD, RN-BSN, MSN, and DNS programs with consultation on all types of degree programs nationwide. She designed and teaches the “Advanced Certificate Program in Cultural Competence” at CSI.

For information on how to purchase the book, visit the Springer Website.

By Terry Mares

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