American Journal of Nursing
This series of articles describes a public and private collaborative effort to redesign nursing education to prepare the future nursing workforce. The Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), collaborated with the RWJF, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to address a growing crisis in nursing education. These strategic partners cosponsored two national summits on nursing education capacity that addressed the critical issues every state faces in trying to teach sufficient numbers of nurses the skills required in the 21st century. The first article discusses the major messages that emerged from these two national summits. The subsequent articles focus on the ongoing technical assistance provided to the state teams of stakeholders that attended the summits and showcase five states that are exemplars in redesigning and expanding nursing education.
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