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Nurse Educator:
doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e318296dd26
Feature Articles

Diffusion of a Nursing Education Innovation: Nursing Workforce Development Through Promotion of RN/BSN Education

Diaz Swearingen, Connie MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC, CNE; Clarke, Pamela N. PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN; Gatua, Mary Wairimu PhD, MSW; Sumner, Christa Cooper MSW/ENR

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Abstract

Despite state, national, and organizational objectives to increase the proportion of nurses with a bachelor’s degree or higher, a majority of nurses hold an associate’s degree in nursing. To address the need for a better-prepared nursing workforce in this rural state, an RN/BSN recruitment and retention project was implemented. The authors discuss the Leadership Education to Advance Practice project and its outcomes.

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