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Moving Closer to the 2020 BSN-Prepared Workforce Goal

Gerardi, Tina, MS, RN, CAE; Farmer, Pat, DNP, RN, FNP, APIN; Hoffman, Bryan, MA

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: February 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 2 - p 43–45
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000530244.15217.aa
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One of the recommendations of the landmark Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report was to increase the proportion of nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing or higher degree to 80% by 2020. In 2012, the American Organization of Nurse Executives was selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as the National Program Office for a new initiative—the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program—with the goal of identifying and developing the most promising strategies for creating a more highly educated nursing workforce. This article discusses the findings of APIN's four-year project.

The authors report findings from the four-year Academic Progression in Nursing initiative to identify and develop the most promising strategies for creating a more highly educated nursing workforce.

Tina Gerardi is executive director of the Tennessee Nurses Association in Nashville. Pat Farmer is a research professor at George Washington University School of Nursing in Ashburn, VA. Bryan Hoffman is deputy director of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing in Seattle. The authors received compensation from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the APIN grant discussed in this article. Contact author: Tina Gerardi, gerarditina@gmail.com. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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