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Keywords

Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, educational mobility, licensed practical nurse, LPN-to-BSN program, nursing education

 

Authors

  1. Wallen, Andrea EdD, RN
  2. McKay, Linda MS, RN
  3. Santos, Ellen MSN, RN, CNE
  4. LaFrance, Holly MSN, RN
  5. Veith, Rose M. MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Abstract

Upward educational mobility of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) is important for their professional development. For the nursing profession, this upward mobility increases workforce diversity. To address the paucity of programs accepting the LPN's education, a team of 6 BSN and LPN nurse educators, backed by 2 universities, developed a seamless LPN-BSN program. This article documents the process, including a needs assessment, curriculum development, admission criteria, implementation, lessons learned, and outcomes.