Motivators and barriers to returning to school: RN to BSN.

Research paper by Celeste R CR Romp, Ermalynn M EM Kiehl, Anette A Bickett, Sarah F SF Bledsoe, Debbie S DS Brown, Stephanie B SB Eitel, Mary Patricia MP Wall

Indexed on: 25 Mar '14Published on: 25 Mar '14Published in: Journal for nurses in professional development


With national emphasis on increasing baccalaureate-prepared nurses, the role of the staff development educator of promoting lifelong learning is ideal for advising and mentoring non-bachelor's-prepared nurses to return to school. However, an understanding of the motivators and barriers for nurses to return to school is essential for success. A descriptive correlational research study was completed to determine the motivators and barriers of returning to school for registered nurses without a bachelor's degree.