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A Case Study of the First Year of a New Online RN from LPN Program: Evaluation of Program and Student Outcomes
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, Kirtland Community College, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This presentation describes the results of a qualitative study of a new online RN from LPN program. The program was evaluated based on nursing and online standards, adult learning principles, and student outcomes. Interviews and follow-up group conversation among all students, faculty, and program administrators who participated in the first year of the program were conducted, as well as an analysis of documents and records. The data collected provided a description of the program development and first year of the program. Four themes emerged from the data: (a) the students entered the online program with some unrealistic expectations regarding program rigor and flexibility; (b) the student cohort provided learner bonding and support, which positively affected learning; (c) the students faced many barriers to success; and (d) the online RN from LPN program provided access and career advancement to students who might not otherwise be able to attend a traditional program.

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Brown, K. (2005). A Case Study of the First Year of a New Online RN from LPN Program: Evaluation of Program and Student Outcomes. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1910-1913). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 18, 2019 from .

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