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Kathryn Chachula, RN, MN, PhD(c)
Nurse Educator. 44(1):53-57, January/February 2019
The lived experience of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) pursuing Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degrees is not commonly studied in Canada. The goal of this study was to understand the transition experience of LPNs who bridged into a BN program. The authors found 5 themes: seeking advancement; stepping back into the student role; juggling work, school, and family; struggling to be understood; and seeing things differently. LPN-to-BN students would benefit from a stand-alone bridge course to situate them within the BN program. Learn more about this study in the video and article.