Becoming a nurse role formation among accelerated baccalaureate students

Tanya L. Ostrogorsky, Anjanette M. Raber, Claire Mc Kinley Yoder, Ann E. Nielsen, Kristin F. Lutz, Peggy L. Wros

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To understand nursing role formation for students enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate nursing program, end-of-term narrative reflections from 34 students were analyzed over the course of the 15-month program. Using thematic analysis, 4 major themes were identified: evolving role perception, extending nursing student-patient interaction, engaging with health care team and systems of care, and expanding clinical thinking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Educator
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 12 2015


  • Accelerated nursing program
  • Nursing students
  • Role formation
  • Social development
  • Social identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN


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