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Graduates’ Experiences of Transition and Transformation Following Completion of a Nursing Bridging Education Program

Journal: Archives of Nursing Practice and Care (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 007-011

Keywords : Nursing bridging education; Curriculum; Qualitative research; Transition; Transformation;

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Background: Nursing bridging education (NBE) refers to educational programs that support learners to move from one level of educational preparation or practice to another. In the context of this study, NBE refers specifi cally to an educational focus that creates the opportunity for learners to move from practice as a college diploma prepared RPN to an RN through earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree. Purpose: All participants were asked to respond to four questions that focussed on the impact and outcomes of the NBE program and their experiences transitioning into RN practice. Results: Participants provided insight into their experiences as they were asked to refl ect on the NBE program and their subsequent practice. NBE program graduates describe undertaking an external process of role transition as they become employed as RNs, while undergoing an internal process of personal and professional transformation through the experience of RN role enactment.

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