The Accreditation Commission Educa-tion in Nursing (ACEN), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) acknowledge that nurses need access to seamless academic progression to meet evolving workforce demands and patient needs of the future.
These FAQs address the national nursing education accrediting agencies’ standards, policies, and procedures, and their possible impact on emerging nursing academic progression models.
Linda Aiken's editorial review of Yukasheva et al's "Economic Evaluation of BSNs" in Journal of Medical Care.
Academic/Practice Partnerships are an important mechanism to strengthen nursing practice and help nurses become well positioned to lead change and advance health. Through implementing such partnerships, both academic institutions and practice settings will formally address the recommendations of the Future of Nursing Committee. Effective partnerships will create systems for nurses to achieve educational and career advancement, prepare nurses of the future to practice and lead, provide mechanisms for lifelong learning, and provide a structure for nurse residency programs.
In 2014, RWJF asked the IOM to convene a committee to assess progress made on implementing the Future of Nursing report recommendations and identify areas that should be emphasized over the next 5 years to help the Campaignfor Action and nursing field fulfill its aims. The committee considered the utilization of the IOM report by the Campaign and other groups, impact of the Campaign on areas peripheral to nursing, and the Campaign’s use of traditional and new media in meeting its goals. The committee report was based, in part, on three workshops organized by the committeethat focused on practice, education, leadership, diversity, collaboration, and health workforcedata.
Assessing the Progress on Increasing Nursing Workforce Diversity Using Existing Data Sources by Ed Salsberg of George Washington University
Regulatory and accreditation issues are sometimes perceived as a barrier in development of academic progression pathways. However, nursing education accrediting bodies and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing have expressly indicated support for innovative methods to streamline nursing academic progression.