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Epistemological, Ontological Orientation, RN-to-BSN Education



  1. Jean-Baptiste, Anne Marie
  2. Asongwed, Elmira


Abstract: The unpredictable and volatile economic context, ever-changing demography, explosion of technology, and rapid disruptive health delivery models are only a few of the factors characterizing the constant flux permeating the health care system. Current educational initiatives are corrective and reactive rather than reflective and proactive. Some renowned nurse educators and educational leaders pioneered the departure from a learning emphasis on what nurses do to what nurses become. To foster students' creative initiatives, faculty of an RN-to-BSN three-semester program thread five stages of a creativity process of exposure, inquiry, discovery, reflection, and evaluation into three interrelated courses in the program of study.