Graduate Research Papers

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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Abstract

The current controversy over the type of formal education needed by registered nurses has resulted in an influx of associate-degree and diploma-prepared nurses into baccalaureate nursing programs. This study presented the results of a survey used to identify stressors that RN/BSN adult learners encountered when returning to school to earn a baccalaureate degree. The respondents included 60 registered nurses from both associate degree and diploma programs who had either graduated or were currently enrolled in a BSN completion program at a small private mid-western college. The results of the survey substantiated the presence of stressors during the educational experience but that these stressors were not sufficient enough to adversely affect the students completion of the program.

Year of Submission

1988

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Charles Dedrick

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Date Original

1988

Object Description

1 PDF file (83 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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