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Strategies for Success for Practice Ready Nurses by Diane Breckenridge | E4 - Amplified RN News Show

ANA\California Member and media-trained nurse, Dr. Diane Breckenridge, PhD, MSN, RN, ANEF, FAAN, discusses how registered nurses can advocate for better NCLEX testing outcomes through evidence-based testing strategies and make an impact on today's nursing shortage.

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Jared Fesler 0:14

Welcome to the Amplified RN News Show where we're turning the volume on nursing news in California. Today, we're going to be diving in the topic of strategies for success for practice ready nurses to increase the nursing workforce. We're pleased to be joined by Dr. Diane Breckenridge and an ANA\California member and media trained nurse. Diane, thank you so much for joining us. Would you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit why you're an expert on this topic.

Diane Breckenridge 0:42

Thank you Jared, right. I am the founding Dean and Professor of Nursing at Westcliff University in Irvine, California. But I have been a nurse since 1974, and teach in nursing, and in advanced practice nursing since 1977. And at that time, I developed a program to help my fellow students, as well as even myself do better in nursing programs. By the time of 1988, I developed the program specifically as strategies for success. Whereby we could help then 42 schools of nursing with over 20,000 students to increase their retention, graduate on time and join the nursing workforce by passing the NCLEX on their first time. And then working with those that did not pass with bootcamps to increase their chances of passing.

Jared Fesler 2:01

And so we've seen stories out and about, around nursing retention, especially new nurses entering the workforce quitting the nursing profession within a rather short amount of time. You're saying that there's some issues here with the process that leads to them becoming nurses correct?

Diane Breckenridge 2:22

There are issues and if we do things proactively, and we work with our students before they even come into nursing