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Becoming Socialized into a New Professional Role: LPN to BN Student Nurses’ Experiences with Legitimation
(Nursing Research and Practice, 2012-01)
This paper presents findings froma qualitative descriptive study that explored the professional socialization experiences of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who attended an online university to earn a Baccalaureate degree ...
Licensed Practical Nurses becoming Registered Nurses: Conflicts and responses that can help
(Clinical Nursing Studies, 2013)
This article describes findings from a qualitative research project designed to understand the professional socialization experiences of Licensed Practical Nurses attending university to transition to the role of Registered ...
Overcoming barriers to role transition during an online post LPN to BN program
(Nurse Education in Practice, 2011)
Canadian Licensed Practical Nurses continuing their education in an online Bachelor of Nursing program face unique barriers as they transition towards a new and more complex nursing role. This qualitative descriptive ...
Peer E-Mentoring Podcasts in a Self-Paced Course
(Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2011)
This article describes how podcasts from senior students were used as brief peer mentoring tools in an asynchronous, self-paced, text-based, introductory online nursing course. An increasing number of distance educators ...
Keeping clients safe on the night shift
(Mental Health Practice, 2013)
The night shift admission checklist helps night nurses to maintain a culture of safety when admitting a person to an inpatient mental health unit. Mental health symptoms can be pronounced on admission but, on night shift, ...
Immunizing Children Who Fear and Resist Needles: Is it a Problem for Nurses?
(Nursing Forum, 2010)
Despite increasing evidence that immunization procedures can be stressful for children, little is known about what the experience of immunizing frightened and needle resistant children can be like for nurses. This article ...
Paternal postpartum depression: How can nurses help?
(Contemporary Nurse, 2010)
Men’s emotional health can be overlooked during their partner’s pregnancy and throughout the fi rst postpartum year. Postpartum depression, once expected only in new mothers, is now estimated to occur in 4–25% of new ...
CV - Dr. Virginia Vandall-Walker
LPN to BN nurses: Introducing a new group of potential health care leaders
(e-Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership, 2010)
Vocationally educated Licensed Practical Nurses are seldom viewed as potential leaders in health care organizations. And yet, transformational leadership practices were evident as Licensed Practical Nurses graduated from ...