Role Transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse

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Role Transition from Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Objective The objective of this study is to examine the role transition from Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN). Introduction The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) role is much the same as the role of the Registered Nurse (RN) however; there are differences in the roles and the level of responsibilities of the LPN and RN. The work of Stedman (2007) entitled "Making it Happen: The LPN to RN Transition" reports that The transitional LPN-to-RN concept was originally conceived and introduced in November 2000 by Joanna Scalabrini, then the chairperson of nursing at Westchester Community College and the Chairperson of the New York State Board of Nursing. The New York State Coalition for Nursing Educational Mobility (NYSCNEM) was formed on December 13, 2000 to mobilize the idea." (Stedman, 2007, p.1) The program is reported as having been funded by a statewide grant and the taskforce to be comprised of regional sub-committees whose members represented "both associated degree nursing and practical nurse programs." (Stedman, 2007, p.1) Over the next five years, it is reported that nurse educators "from both associated degree programs and practical nurse programs in New York State met collaboratively to develop what is now known as the New York State LPN-to-RN Articulation Model (NYSLRAM). This model establishes a mechanism for the practical nurse to achieve educational mobility by
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