Graduate Nursing Programs for Non-Nurses: A National Perspective

From
Research Library
Publish Date
2011
Topic
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Education, Licensure, Practice, Research
Description
This study represents an initial attempt at exploring the characteristics of graduate programs in nursing for non-nurses (GPNNNs), their students, and real and potential regulatory concerns. The variability in the required number of credits alone is a prompt for educators to examine the most efficient path to a graduate degree for non-nurses. Further, those involved in the design, implementation, and regulation of these programs and the students need to consider the actual and potential regulatory issues that can surface when students without a nursing degree are permitted or required to take the NCLEX after completing pregraduate nursing courses.
Authors
Judith Fitzgerald Miller, PhD, RN, & Karyn Holm, PhD, RN
Citation
Miller, J.F., & Holm, K. (2011). Graduate nursing programs for non-nurses: a national perspective. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 2(2), 4-9.