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The Call for 80% BSNs by 2020: Where Are We Now?

Hewitt, Peggy MSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000184
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Many associate degree nurses are returning to school for a baccalaureate degree in nursing. This has resulted in changes in admission processes and delivery options in RN-to-BSN programs. As the number of completion programs increases, so do the ways in which nurse educators create positive learning environments for these students. Opportunities exist for faculty to encourage and promote the success of the RN-to-BSN student.

Author Affiliation: Clinical Assistant Professor, Adult Health Nursing Department, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Hewitt, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 (

Accepted for publication: April 18, 2015

Published ahead of print: June 10, 2015

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