From EN to BN to RN: an exploration and analysis of the literature

Ralph, Nicholas, Birks, Melanie, Chapman, Ysanne, Muldoon, Nona, and McPherson, Carol (2013) From EN to BN to RN: an exploration and analysis of the literature. Contemporary Nurse, 43 (2). pp. 225-236.

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The nursing profession has experienced significant change over the last 100 years. Consequently, the workforce of the 21st century is a diverse entity that is edging toward the specialization of nurses in a specific clinical setting. In such an environment, a common knowledge base is demanded of nurses - a factor that has affected the development of second level, or enrolled nurses (ENs). The forces at play raise questions about nursing roles and scopes of practice. The establishment of education pathways that promote career development has been the stimulus for conversations about the effectiveness of the transition of EN to registered nurse (RN). This paper presents a review of the literature that identifies and explores common emerging themes (making the move from EN; adapting to Bachelor of Nursing; transitioning to RN) associated with this transition through the process of undertaking baccalaureate studies in nursing.

Item ID: 29539
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-3535
Funders: Australian Government Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 02:16
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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