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Keywords

disciplinary reading, nursing students, reading, reading compliance, undergraduate students

 

Authors

  1. Kohtz, Cindy EdD, RN, CNE
  2. McCoy, Larisa
  3. Klimala, Emma
  4. Gray, Pennie PhD

Abstract

Promoting reading compliance is a common concern in undergraduate education. This study described the reading behaviors, preferences, and perceptions of 519 undergraduate nursing and nonnursing students concerning course-related reading assignments. Mean time completing assigned course readings for nursing students was 6.63 hours per week; it was similar for other majors (6.73 hours). Nonnursing majors read a greater percentage of their assigned readings than nursing students (t = -6.59, P < .01). Implications highlight strategies faculty can implement to facilitate student reading.