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ERIC Number: ED576356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 321
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3697-0361-0
The Transition Experiences of Graduates of a Synchronous Online LPN to RN Program
Hoag, Debra K.
ProQuest LLC, N.P. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
This qualitative case study included a review of the nursing shortage, nursing education, contemporary learners, the LPN and RN, the future of nursing education, online education, and transitions experiences. These topics defined this study by providing the underpinnings to understand the LPN to RN journey. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2014), there will be a need for several hundred thousand registered nurses (RN) by the year 2025. Understanding contemporary learners requires understanding of contemporary methods of educational delivery. The LPN often desires to obtain an associate degree in nursing and are choosing online learning as an option for achieving this goal. The fundamental research question of this case study was, "how does synchronous online learning (SOL) influence the transition experiences of the LPN to RN learner." This single embedded instrumental case study provided information on the transition experiences of synchronous online learners of an accelerated LPN to RN program. This study had two foci. The first was SOL as touched upon above and the second was transition experiences. Seven themes emerged from the analysis of the data. Three themes emerged related to synchronous online learning. A second theme included the experiences of the learners and their synchronous online journey. Each transition experience in the SOL journey was unique. The participants entrusted their personal memories and stories to this study. Each participant stated that if the next LPN could learn from these shared experiences they might have better understanding of what awaits them in their educational journey. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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