447 nurse executives in hospitals, nurse-led clinics, and home and hospice companies were interviewed to explore the current practices of healthcare employers with regard to this 80/20 BSN recommendation from the IOM. Almost 80% of respondents reported that their institution either preferred or required newly hired nurses to have a bachelor’s degree, and 94% of the facilities offered some level of tuition reimbursement. Only 25%, however, required their nurses to earn a BSN or offered salary differentials on the basis of educational attainment (9%).
This manuscript describes a collaborative, seamless program between a community college and a university college of nursing designed to increase the number of nurses prepared with a baccalaureate degree. The three-year Integrated Nursing Pathway provides community college students with a non-nursing associate degree, early introduction to nursing, and seamless progression through BSN education. The model includes dual admission and advising and is driven by the need for collaboration with community colleges, the need to increase the percentage of racial-ethnic minority students, the shortage of faculty, and employer preferences for BSN graduates.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and Academic ProgressionFrequently Asked Questions – March 2016
This article describes the development and implementation of one such model that features acommon concept-based curriculum and university–community college partnerships at its core. This plan increases access for nursing students across the state to earn a prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing degree and preserves the integrity and accessibility of associate degree nursing education.
National sources of data to describe state?level characteristics of the nursing workforce
All nurses must have access to seamless academic progression through high-quality, accredited nursing education programs that will meet the anticipated demand for qualified nurses over the next several decades. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and American Nurses Association (ANA) commit to partnering with nursing and health care leaders, state legislature and regulatory agencies, universities, colleges, and other stakeholders in supporting and adopting innovative and emerging strategies to achieve that goal.
OADN's CEO and Board affirm their support for a greater BSN workforce and call for mor university and community college partnerships to achieve this goal.