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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157486
Type:
Presentation
Title:
SELF-EFFICACY OF LPNs: RELATION TO ATTAINING RN LICENSURE
Abstract:
SELF-EFFICACY OF LPNs: RELATION TO ATTAINING RN LICENSURE
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Doherty, Colleen Claire, RN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:Multicare Health Systems, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:336 Summit Avenue, Fircrest, WA, 98466, USA
BACKGROUND: Health care in Washington State is experiencing a growing critical shortage of Registered Nurses (RN). This looming shortage impacts the quality of and accessibility to health care for the State's citizens.
PURPOSE: One strategy to ease the nursing shortage would be to advance the education of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to attain RN licensure. Approximately 20% of Washington State RNs began their nursing careers as LPNs, yet scant research addresses the experiences of LPN-to-RN graduates. No literature exists regarding self-efficacy as a predictive indicator for LPNs likely to attain RN licensure. Building on the knowledge of self-efficacy and career decision self-efficacy may be useful in understanding and predicting career related and general occupational behaviors of LPNs. Applications of career decision self-efficacy have been explored in engineering, mathematics, and science. However, self-efficacy studies for science do not necessarily address the science of nursing.
METHODS: Self-efficacy of LPNs and LPNs who have attained RN licensure will be measured through the use of the General Self-Efficacy (GSE) and Career Decision Self-Efficacy - Short Form (CDSE-SF) scales. This study will use a non-experimental mixed method correlational design utilizing a non-probability convenience sample to explore self-efficacy scores of LPNs and LPNs who have attained RN licensure. A minimum of 200 LPN participants will complete the GSE and CDSE-SF scales, a demographic survey, and an open ended survey. Linear regression will be used to evaluate whether various demographic variables can predict GSE and CDSE-SF scores. Logistics regression will be used to evaluate the predictive value of self-efficacy in LPNs attaining RN licensure. Additionally, the open-ended questions, which will be evaluated through content analysis, will provide suggestions for interventions designed to facilitate increasing self-efficacy expectations via attention to the sources of nursing self-efficacy.
IMPLICATIONS: This study will be the first to use general self-efficacy and career decision self-efficacy as predictive indicators for LPNs likely to attain RN licensure and has great potential to effect change in nursing education by providing a more complete picture of perceived self-efficacy of the LPN and issues faced by both nurse educators and LPN-to-RN students.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSELF-EFFICACY OF LPNs: RELATION TO ATTAINING RN LICENSUREen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157486-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">SELF-EFFICACY OF LPNs: RELATION TO ATTAINING RN LICENSURE</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Doherty, Colleen Claire, RN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Multicare Health Systems, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">336 Summit Avenue, Fircrest, WA, 98466, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">colleen@net-venture.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">BACKGROUND: Health care in Washington State is experiencing a growing critical shortage of Registered Nurses (RN). This looming shortage impacts the quality of and accessibility to health care for the State's citizens.<br/>PURPOSE: One strategy to ease the nursing shortage would be to advance the education of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to attain RN licensure. Approximately 20% of Washington State RNs began their nursing careers as LPNs, yet scant research addresses the experiences of LPN-to-RN graduates. No literature exists regarding self-efficacy as a predictive indicator for LPNs likely to attain RN licensure. Building on the knowledge of self-efficacy and career decision self-efficacy may be useful in understanding and predicting career related and general occupational behaviors of LPNs. Applications of career decision self-efficacy have been explored in engineering, mathematics, and science. However, self-efficacy studies for science do not necessarily address the science of nursing.<br/> METHODS: Self-efficacy of LPNs and LPNs who have attained RN licensure will be measured through the use of the General Self-Efficacy (GSE) and Career Decision Self-Efficacy - Short Form (CDSE-SF) scales. This study will use a non-experimental mixed method correlational design utilizing a non-probability convenience sample to explore self-efficacy scores of LPNs and LPNs who have attained RN licensure. A minimum of 200 LPN participants will complete the GSE and CDSE-SF scales, a demographic survey, and an open ended survey. Linear regression will be used to evaluate whether various demographic variables can predict GSE and CDSE-SF scores. Logistics regression will be used to evaluate the predictive value of self-efficacy in LPNs attaining RN licensure. Additionally, the open-ended questions, which will be evaluated through content analysis, will provide suggestions for interventions designed to facilitate increasing self-efficacy expectations via attention to the sources of nursing self-efficacy. <br/>IMPLICATIONS: This study will be the first to use general self-efficacy and career decision self-efficacy as predictive indicators for LPNs likely to attain RN licensure and has great potential to effect change in nursing education by providing a more complete picture of perceived self-efficacy of the LPN and issues faced by both nurse educators and LPN-to-RN students.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:54:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:54:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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