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Authors

  1. Peter, Claudia EdD, RN

Abstract

Nursing programs continue to experience alarmingly high attrition rates. To offset the attrition rate, the author describes a shifting paradigm between the traditional faculty advisor role and the innovative faculty coach role. The new faculty coach role includes teaching at-risk students to use learning and motivational strategies and self-management skills to improve academic success. The author provides readers with successful strategies to improve student retention by developing active learners who take responsibility for their own learning.