Academic Progression for the Diversity of the Nursing Workforce: Examples from RWJF’s APIN Program
Aired on April 2, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Academic Progression in Nursing Program, or APIN, funds nine states in the implementation of academic progression models designed to bring us closer to the IOM recommendation of an 80% baccalaureate prepared registered nurse workforce. Part of APIN’s mandate is to ensure that the academic progression infrastructure being developed around the country encourages a diverse nursing workforce that fosters intentional inclusion of underrepresented groups in nursing, from grade school interests to the attainment of advanced degrees and leadership positions. Highlights include APIN projects in California, New Mexico, and North Carolina, all of which are using different strategies to help realize a diverse workforce and better prepare the discipline of nursing to care for an increasingly diverse population.
NOTE: This Webinar is open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff and students.
Mary Dickow, MPA, Statewide Director, California Action Coalition, California Institute for Nursing and Health Care, Oakland, CA; Judy Liesveld, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Project Director, APIN New Mexico Grant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Bryan Hoffman, MA, Program Manager, Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN), American Organization of Nurse Executives, Washington, DC; Judy Neubrander, EdD, Director, School of Nursing, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC; and Joseph P. Sánchez, MBA, Program Operations Director, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Washington, DC 20036