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Concept: Associate's degree


This study explored the association of stress and depression with a multidimensional sleep problems construct in a sample of 2-year college students.

Concepts: Sleep, The Association, College, Community college, Associate's degree, Junior college, CEGEP


Community-based HIV, harm reduction, and addiction research increasingly involve members of affected communities as Peer Research Associates (PRAs)-individuals with common experiences to the participant population (e.g. people who use drugs, people living with HIV [PLHIV]). However, there is a paucity of literature detailing the operationalization of PRA hiring and thus limited understanding regarding how affected communities can be meaningfully involved through low-barrier engagement in paid positions within community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects. We aim to address this gap by describing a low-threshold PRA hiring process.

Concepts: Scientific method, Research, Drug addiction, Community-based participatory research, Associate's degree


Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder. Recent research shows that it may associate with osteoporosis and fracture. However, whether it directly associates or is a surrogate marker of other causes is still unclear.

Concepts: Epidemiology, Medical statistics, Systematic review, Medical research, Meta-analysis, Surrogate endpoint, Associate's degree


In this study we consider the health implications of the sequencing of a college degree vis-à-vis familial roles during the transition to adulthood. We hypothesize that people who earned a college degree before assuming familial roles will have better health than people who earned a college degree afterwards. To test this hypothesis, we focus on obesity and use data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Results show that marriage before completion of college was associated with a 50% higher probability of becoming obese when compared with marriage after completion of college. Parenthood before college completion was associated with a greater than twofold increase in the probability of becoming obese when compared to parenthood afterwards for black men. These findings suggest that the well-established association of education with health depends on its place in a sequence of roles.

Concepts: Epidemiology, Nutrition, Sociology, University, Theory, Higher education, Null hypothesis, Associate's degree


This article explores associate degree nursing students' experiences with lateral violence and its impact on career choice satisfaction. Lateral violence has been linked to decreased professional identity, increased errors, and poor self-esteem, leading to a negative culture and attrition. A nonexperimental, quantitative, cross-sectional, correlational design was used; 13.4 percent of respondents (n = 32) met the criteria for intermittent bullying. Analysis confirmed a significant negative correlation between experiences of lateral/vertical violence and career choice satisfaction (r = - .140, p < .05) even after controlling for affect and support. Improved efforts are needed to prevent lateral violence.

Concepts: Academic degree, Self-esteem, Bullying, Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree


Associate degree nursing faculty in a Midwestern state reported that their students were being excluded from many clinical experiences and that their graduates were not being hired in Magnet® or Magnet-seeking hospitals. University and community college faculty formed a partnership to promote academic progression. Barriers of residency requirements, financial aid, and accreditation were overcome. Students complete all BSN prerequisites, take ADN and BSN courses simultaneously, graduate with both degrees, and take the national licensure examination. This is a viable model allowing nursing students to remain in their home town, thus decreasing costs and increasing the number of BSN-prepared nurses in rural areas.

Concepts: United States, University, Academic degree, College, Bachelor's degree, Community college, Associate's degree, Junior college


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing developed the New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program to address the nursing shortage, increase workforce diversity, and raise the profession’s educational level. The program provided scholarships to second-degree underrepresented or economically disadvantaged (UED) students attending an accelerated nursing program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Concepts: Nursing, Academic degree, Higher education, Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor's degree, Licentiate, Associate's degree


Despite expansion of the scope of practice and clinical responsibilities of dental hygienists since 1945, the degrees granted for dental hygiene remain the same. The majority of dental hygienists complete 4 or even 5 years of college to receive an associate’s degree while a few earn a baccalaureate degree. The aim of this study was to determine whether an associate’s degree appropriately matches the current level of dental hygiene education.

Concepts: Academic degree, College, Higher education, Dental hygienist, Bachelor's degree, Mouthwash, Associate's degree, Associate of Arts


The health impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is significant. Nurses need knowledge and must work in multidisciplinary teams to address this problem. This study examined the effects of an interprofessional education (IPE) activity with nonhealth care students on associate degree nursing (ADN) students' ACEs knowledge and perspectives on IPE.

Concepts: Energy, Learning, Nursing, Academic degree, Nurse, Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree, Associate of Arts


The end-of-life lecture has historically led to an emotionally difficult day for first-semester nursing students. The instructor implemented a few small changes to update the end-of-life lecture content, and as a result, positive outcomes were found. The purpose of this project was to provide a positive end-of-life experience for first-semester nursing students. A variety of small changes were implemented to achieve this goal.

Concepts: Academic degree, Project management, Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree, The Instructor, Associate of Arts