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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: The RN-to-BSN Block Transfer

Pennington, Karen PhD, RN; Berg, Barbara DNP, RN, CNS, PNP, CNE; Jarrett, Sara EdD, RN, CNS, CNE

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e31828dc2eb
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The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report recommended that 80% of the workforce hold a BSN or higher degree by the year 2020. This raises issue for the nursing education system as to how best to provide seamless academic progression for students. The authors discuss how faculty at 1 school of nursing worked with a multidisciplinary team to devise educationally sound policies that gave credit for coursework completed at associate degree nursing programs toward a BSN degree more quickly.

Author Affiliations: Director, Campus and Outreach RN-BSN and MS Programs (Dr Pennington), Director, Online Nursing (Dr Berg), Executive Director, Department of Graduate and Postlicensure Nursing (Dr Jarrett), Loretto Heights School of Nursing, Regis University, Denver, Colorado.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Pennington, Loretto Heights School of Nursing, Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd, G-8, Denver, CO 80221 (

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