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Table 2 IEN: experiences of the bridging program in Sweden illustrated in two main themes with accompanying sub-themes

From: Experiences of nurses educated outside the European Union of a Swedish bridging program and the program’s role in their integration into the nursing profession: a qualitative interview study

Main themes Sub-themes
1. Return to nursing 1. Motivation and determination
2. Support from others
2. The bridging program as a tool for transition to nursing in Sweden 1. New learnings
2. Disappointments, achievements and future plans