This department column introduces readers to the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) initiative. It discusses AONEs’ association with the program. It also highlights the important role the APIN initiative plays in the fulfillment of the IOM’s Future of Nursing Report’s call for more nurses to attain a BSN or higher nursing degree. The column discusses the successful work being performed by the APIN initiative’s action coalitions.
Author Affiliation: Deputy Director, Academic Progression in Nursing, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Washington, DC.
The author declares no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Ms Gerardi, AONE, 325 Seventh St, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004 (firstname.lastname@example.org).