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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154578
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Community Partnerships for LPN to BSN Career Mobility
Abstract:
Community Partnerships for LPN to BSN Career Mobility
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Ramsey, Priscilla, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:East Tennessee State University
Title:associate professor
Objective: To promote career mobility for LPNs to obtain a BSN with a program of academic support and counseling and employer tuition reimbursement. Design: Descriptive with longitudinal outcome measures. Population and Setting: Area LPNs were surveyed (N=1800, 21% return rate) to determine interest in a LPN to BSN program at a local university. Eighty-five percent wanted to pursue a BSN degree, and 49 LPN students have been admitted as project participants. Outcome Variables: Progression and retention rates and GPAs. Methods: Five LPN cohort groups have been recruited from four area medical centers, nine hospitals, two long term care facilities, and two LPN vocational schools who are project community partners. The health care agencies agree to pay tuition and participate in recruitment activities. The LPN to BSN program is a five year, "learn and earn" curriculum so that students can work full time and attend class parttime. Each student is counseled with an individualized plan of study. Peer tutoring is provided for core and nursing courses, and faculty mentors are assigned. Unique features of the project include a BSN graduate "partner" for special clinical experiences, clinical experiences with a nurse practitioner in nurse-managed clinics to role model advanced practice nursing, and semester cohort seminars to promote professional role transition. Findings: At the end of year 2 of a three year project, the retention rate is 75% and cohort GPAs range from 2.42 to 3.20 (ave. 2.88). Progression rate analyses are in progress. Conclusions: Tutoring, mentoring, and role transition strategies promote academic and professional success in this student group. The full impact of this program on all outcome variables have not yet been determined but are predicted to improve. Implications: LPN to BSN programs require meeting the unique needs of this clinically experienced nursing student group.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCommunity Partnerships for LPN to BSN Career Mobilityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154578-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Community Partnerships for LPN to BSN Career Mobility</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ramsey, Priscilla, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">East Tennessee State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">associate professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ramsey@etsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To promote career mobility for LPNs to obtain a BSN with a program of academic support and counseling and employer tuition reimbursement. Design: Descriptive with longitudinal outcome measures. Population and Setting: Area LPNs were surveyed (N=1800, 21% return rate) to determine interest in a LPN to BSN program at a local university. Eighty-five percent wanted to pursue a BSN degree, and 49 LPN students have been admitted as project participants. Outcome Variables: Progression and retention rates and GPAs. Methods: Five LPN cohort groups have been recruited from four area medical centers, nine hospitals, two long term care facilities, and two LPN vocational schools who are project community partners. The health care agencies agree to pay tuition and participate in recruitment activities. The LPN to BSN program is a five year, &quot;learn and earn&quot; curriculum so that students can work full time and attend class parttime. Each student is counseled with an individualized plan of study. Peer tutoring is provided for core and nursing courses, and faculty mentors are assigned. Unique features of the project include a BSN graduate &quot;partner&quot; for special clinical experiences, clinical experiences with a nurse practitioner in nurse-managed clinics to role model advanced practice nursing, and semester cohort seminars to promote professional role transition. Findings: At the end of year 2 of a three year project, the retention rate is 75% and cohort GPAs range from 2.42 to 3.20 (ave. 2.88). Progression rate analyses are in progress. Conclusions: Tutoring, mentoring, and role transition strategies promote academic and professional success in this student group. The full impact of this program on all outcome variables have not yet been determined but are predicted to improve. Implications: LPN to BSN programs require meeting the unique needs of this clinically experienced nursing student group.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:06:37Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:06:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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