graduate professional nurse

grad·u·ate pro·fes·sion·al nurse

(GPN) (graj'ū-ăt prŏ-fesh'ŭn-ăl nŭrs)
A nurse who has been granted a degree by a state-certified nursing program but has not yet passed a licensing examination. Generally speaking, a baccalaureate-prepared nurse.
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Measurement of behavior changes in the graduate professional nurse indicate that planned learning activities that stimulate cognitive dissonance can foster perspective transformation, resulting in increased professionalism.

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