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The future of the nursing profession depends on a higher educated workforce. Academic Progression in Nursing is helping to make that happen.
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Research & Reports

APIN Findings

The APIN National Program Office (NPO) selected nine states to design and test potential models of academic progression to support increasing the number of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% of the workforce, as recommended in the IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The models center on intentional and carefully constructed partnerships, and build on the existing infrastructure of widely available community colleges as well as university expertise for providing baccalaureate education.

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A new initiative, the National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative will be continuing the work of APIN. For more information, please contact OADN CEO Donna Meyer.


The APIN program was originally funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2012-2017 and managed by American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL).

In 2017, with transitional support from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Education Progression in Nursing (NEPIN) Collaborative assumed management of the program, under the leadership of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers.