NBPRC Knowledge Nuggets

Congratulations to Grace Suva and writing team on the publication in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship

November 2015

Congratulations to Grace Suva, and her writing team which included several NBPRC members, on the article Systematic Review: Bridging the Gap in RPN-to-RPN Transitions, which was recently published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. The purpose of this paper is to review the evidence examining the influences of successful education and professional role transition for registered practical nurses (RPNs) pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BScN) and registered nurse (RN) licensure through RPN-to-RN bridging programs. The results indicate that providing key transition supports may enhance the potential for successful student transition into and throughout a bridging program, but further research is necessary to enhance this understanding and to recommend best practices for optimizing students’ success. More information about the publication is available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26078030
Reference: Suva, G., Sager, S., Santa Mina, E., Sinclair, N., Lloyd, M., Bajnok, I. & Xiao, S. (2015). Systematic Review: Bridging the Gap in RPN-to-RN Transitions. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47 (4), 363-370.