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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156132
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaboration with Technology Centers for LPN to BSN Career Advancement
Abstract:
Collaboration with Technology Centers for LPN to BSN Career Advancement
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Ramsey, Priscilla, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:East Tennessee State University
Title:associate professor
Co-Authors:Sally S. Blowers, RN, PhD and Carolyn Merriman, APRN, MS, BC
[Research Presentation] Background: Many counties served by East Tennessee State University (ETSU) located in Southern Appalachia are rural and poor. Nursing students from these counties are more likely to enter 10 month LPN programs in local technology centers (TTCs) than to seek a nursing degree. However, responses to a pre-project survey (n=221) indicated that 90% wanted to pursue a nursing degree and 83% indicated a BSN degree. Methods: Objectives for this funded LPN to BSN project were 1) to increase the number of LPN-BSN students by recruiting and retaining 10% of LPN graduates in one TTC and 2) collaborating with TTC faculty to provide supplemental instruction and tutoring. An "ETSU at TTC" office was established to advise students and plan a course of study based on their needs. Field trips were arranged for classes to tour the university campus and meet faculty and other LPN to BSN students currently in the program. Faculty provided workshops on test taking, time management, and drug calculation to promote academic success for incoming LPN students. Successful LPN students were recruited as peer tutors to help struggling classmates. Partnership health care agencies agreed to pay tuition for LPN employees and guaranteed time off for class to pursue a BSN degree. Outcomes: Nine LPN graduates applied for admission to the BSN program in the first year of the project. Three to 6 LPN students at TTC were counseled for ETSU admission weekly. The demand for on site tutoring has doubled with increased retention of LPN students. LPN students admitted to ETSU received tutoring, mentoring and personalized academic advising as part of their nursing program to facilitate retention and academic success. Currently, 83 LPN to BSN students participate in the LPN to BSN program, and 25 have graduated in the past 3 years with a 100% NCLEX pass rate.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaboration with Technology Centers for LPN to BSN Career Advancementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156132-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaboration with Technology Centers for LPN to BSN Career Advancement</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">2007</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 class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sally S. Blowers, RN, PhD and Carolyn Merriman, APRN, MS, BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Many counties served by East Tennessee State University (ETSU) located in Southern Appalachia are rural and poor. Nursing students from these counties are more likely to enter 10 month LPN programs in local technology centers (TTCs) than to seek a nursing degree. However, responses to a pre-project survey (n=221) indicated that 90% wanted to pursue a nursing degree and 83% indicated a BSN degree. Methods: Objectives for this funded LPN to BSN project were 1) to increase the number of LPN-BSN students by recruiting and retaining 10% of LPN graduates in one TTC and 2) collaborating with TTC faculty to provide supplemental instruction and tutoring. An &quot;ETSU at TTC&quot; office was established to advise students and plan a course of study based on their needs. Field trips were arranged for classes to tour the university campus and meet faculty and other LPN to BSN students currently in the program. Faculty provided workshops on test taking, time management, and drug calculation to promote academic success for incoming LPN students. Successful LPN students were recruited as peer tutors to help struggling classmates. Partnership health care agencies agreed to pay tuition for LPN employees and guaranteed time off for class to pursue a BSN degree. Outcomes: Nine LPN graduates applied for admission to the BSN program in the first year of the project. Three to 6 LPN students at TTC were counseled for ETSU admission weekly. The demand for on site tutoring has doubled with increased retention of LPN students. LPN students admitted to ETSU received tutoring, mentoring and personalized academic advising as part of their nursing program to facilitate retention and academic success. Currently, 83 LPN to BSN students participate in the LPN to BSN program, and 25 have graduated in the past 3 years with a 100% NCLEX pass rate.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:29:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:29:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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