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  1. Goodwin-Esola, Marlene MSN, RN, NE-BC
  2. Gallagher-Ford, Lynn MSN, RN, NE-BC


This article depicts the journey that the clinical educators of a 296-bed community hospital pursued to develop a specific orientation pathway for the licensed practical nurse to registered nurse transition. When the orientation templates were originally developed, the new hires transitioning from LPN to RN were placed in the experienced nurse pathway without considering that they would have specific developmental needs. This journey reflects the educational challenges and subsequent revisions that were made for this specific population.