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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308476
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
RN-BS Education: Facilitators and Barriers
Author(s):
Schwarz, Laura Marie; Leibold, Nancyruth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Lambda
Author Details:
Laura Marie Schwarz, DNP, RN, laura.schwarz@mnsu.edu; Nancyruth Leibold, EdD, RN, MSN, BSN, PHN, LSN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Purpose: A strong movement led by agencies invested in nursing and healthcare outcomes exists in the United States to increase the numbers of baccalaureate (BS) and higher degreed nurses and along with it a fervent advocacy for seamless academic progression.  Outcomes are found to be more favorable with BS prepared RNs. Yet the current percent of associate degreed (AD) RNs who go on for BS and higher education is relatively low.  What encourages some AD RNs to return for BS level education, while many more do not to return?  This presentation aims to describe perceived facilitators and barriers AD RNs experience toward progression toward BS level nursing education and interventions that may be enacted to increase academic progression in a timely manner. 

Methods: A convenience sample (n=82) of AD RNs was utilized to collect data.  Qualitative and quantitative data were collected on perceived facilitators and barriers to progression toward BS level nursing education. 

Results:  Facilitators encompassed (1) desire for personal growth; (2) professional and career enhancement; (3) programmatic/articulation friendliness; and (4) encouragement by others.  Requirement from employers, financial reward, and recommendations by higher institutions were not seen as facilitators.  Barriers comprised of (1) family and job constraints; (2) financial concerns; and (3) lack of differential treatment between AD and BS degreed RNs. 

Conclusions:  These findings are a first step toward informed and strategic creation of interventions which will help increase the percent of AD RNs who progress to BS and higher nursing education and the expediency with which they do.

Keywords:
barriers; RN-BS; facilitators
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRN-BS Education: Facilitators and Barriersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Laura Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeibold, Nancyruthen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentMu Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLaura Marie Schwarz, DNP, RN, laura.schwarz@mnsu.edu; Nancyruth Leibold, EdD, RN, MSN, BSN, PHN, LSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308476-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>A strong movement led by agencies invested in nursing and healthcare outcomes exists in the United States to increase the numbers of baccalaureate (BS) and higher degreed nurses and along with it a fervent advocacy for seamless academic progression.  Outcomes are found to be more favorable with BS prepared RNs. Yet the current percent of associate degreed (AD) RNs who go on for BS and higher education is relatively low.  What encourages some AD RNs to return for BS level education, while many more do not to return?  This presentation aims to describe perceived facilitators and barriers AD RNs experience toward progression toward BS level nursing education and interventions that may be enacted to increase academic progression in a timely manner.  <p><b>Methods: </b>A convenience sample (n=82) of AD RNs was utilized to collect data.  Qualitative and quantitative data were collected on perceived facilitators and barriers to progression toward BS level nursing education.  <p><b>Results:</b>  Facilitators encompassed (1) desire for personal growth; (2) professional and career enhancement; (3) programmatic/articulation friendliness; and (4) encouragement by others.  Requirement from employers, financial reward, and recommendations by higher institutions were not seen as facilitators.  Barriers comprised of (1) family and job constraints; (2) financial concerns; and (3) lack of differential treatment between AD and BS degreed RNs.  <p><b>Conclusions:</b>  These findings are a first step toward informed and strategic creation of interventions which will help increase the percent of AD RNs who progress to BS and higher nursing education and the expediency with which they do.en_GB
dc.subjectbarriersen_GB
dc.subjectRN-BSen_GB
dc.subjectfacilitatorsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:51Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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