BSN-IN-10 Health Policy Project
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Document Projects
The overall purpose of this qualitative, narrative analysis project was to elicit perceptions of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) of Central Ohio regarding Ohio’s Nursing 2015, BSN-IN-10 Initiative,through focus group interaction. The project sought to answer the question: Do we need to legislate that newly licensed registered nurses in Ohio obtain a baccalaureate degree within ten years of initial licensure? After viewing a presentation (using digital storytelling media) entitled, “BSN-IN-10: What is Your Opinion?” that reflects improved patient outcomes related to higher education, AORN participants were given an opportunity in a guided interaction setting to discuss and debate issues surrounding Ohio’s Nursing 2015, BSN-IN-10 Initiative. Data from this focus group discussion was analyzed in relation to key themes. Seven theme clusters emerged and were incorporated under the following three main theme categories: Lack of Knowledge; Lack of Resources; AORN Values Higher Education. Findings noted under these categories suggest that today’s nursing workforce is not informed about the urgent need for more BSN prepared nurses and the available resources that are present to assist them in obtaining this goal. This information has been shared with Ohio’s Nursing 2015 Initiative, Yellow Team Task Force as well as Ohio’s newly forming Action Coalition as it implies that healthcare policy advocates need to find alternative means to communicate the development of Ohio’s BSN-IN-10 Initiative.
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