Voices of graduates from second-degree baccalaureate nursing programs.

  title={Voices of graduates from second-degree baccalaureate nursing programs.},
  author={Pamela R Cangelosi},
  journal={Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing},
  volume={23 2},
In response to the nursing shortage, second-degree accelerated nursing programs have proliferated in the past few years. Despite the popularity of these programs, little research has been conducted regarding the effectiveness of these programs in educating professional nurses in 12-18 months. This study explored the student experiences of accelerated second-degree nursing graduates to understand how these experiences best prepared them for practice after graduation. Using a hermeneutic… CONTINUE READING