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Developing the Initial Action Plan

Develop a short term (60 – 90 day) action plan for the core leadership group.

II. Engagement
Tool. February 24, 2017.

Economic Evaluation of BSNs in Journal of Medical Care

A combined approach of increasing the hospital-level BSN proportion to 80% and assuring a high BSN dose through individual patient-level staffing assignments is needed to achieve projected quality and costs benefits.

II. Engagement, V. Data, Results and Evaluation
Article. February 24, 2017.

Establishing a Leadership Structure

Establish a leadership structure to guide the work The leadership team should start with a core group of five to seven individuals. This group must include community college and university representatives.

I. Pre-Engagement, II. Engagement
Tool. February 24, 2017.

Establishing Baseline Metrics

Evaluate current data sources and if possible identify baseline metrics.

II. Engagement, III. Collaboration, V. Data, Results and Evaluation
Tool. February 24, 2017.

Foundational BSN Courses List.pdf

A course menu strategy for foundational baccalaureate nursing courses was proposed that includes four general course categories with credit ranges and common courses or content for each category. The four proposed foundational course categories are general education, basic sciences, social sciences, and human sciences.

II. Engagement, III. Collaboration
Tool. February 24, 2017.

Foundational Courses for the Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Enhancing Efficiency for Academic Progression.pdf

A course menu strategy for foundational baccalaureate nursing courses was proposed that includes four general course categories with credit ranges and common courses or content for each category. The four proposed foundational course categories are general education, basic sciences, social sciences, and human sciences. A need exists to reduce barriers affecting academic progression. The foundational course approach proposed has potential to reduce some of these barriers.

II. Engagement, III. Collaboration
Article, Tool. February 24, 2017.

Guiding Principles for Academic Progression in Rural and Frontier Areas.pdf

Although academic progression in rural/frontier areas of the country offers unique challenges, the unique assets of these communities can be used to develop and implement academic progression models. These models in turn will meet the current and future education needs of nurses, supporting them in meeting the health care needs of the patients/communities they serve.

Tool. February 24, 2017.