lPN to RN Role Transitions: A Unique Experience

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LPN to RN Role Transitions: A Unique Experience Name Course Instructor’s Name Date Abstract The essay aims to address a two-fold objective to wit: (1) to explore and apply the different concepts of role transitions from LPN to RN; and (2) to include some facts and standards about LPNs and RNs scope of practice according to the OhioState Board of Nursing.


But despite the sacrifices necessary to become a registered nurse, the initiative to go beyond the comfort zone and experiences will make an LPN grow personally and professionally. Harrington& Terry(2009) define role transition as “the passage or shifts from one role to another and involves changing the way one thinks and acts” (p. 54). Role transition from LPN to RN role is a unique experience as it changes and broaden the LPN’s responsibilities, thinking, practice and experience, and the overall view of the nursing world. The decision to become a registered nurse uprooted to the two of the most important goals I have at the moment: one of them is to continue my nursing education and explore a vast array of knowledge, skills, and experiences apart from being an LPN, and the other one is to pursue this long-time dream of being a registered nurse that helps people as well as the increase in income. The road to become a registered is not easy and requires understanding of the differences between the LPN and RN roles, management of conflicts, application of classroom discussion to role transition and, knowing and understanding the exisiting facts and standards of the state board of nursing. Specific Role Changes The LPN transitioning to become an RN faces variations in the roles they perform. ...
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