Advancing the education of nurses: a call for action

J Nurs Adm. 2010 Dec;40(12):529-33. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181fc19ad.


The debate over the educational preparation of RNs has raged for over a century. In New York, chief nursing officers are partnering with academic colleagues and successfully implementing a model that standardizes education requirements, supports seamless transition from associate to baccalaureate degree programs, addresses financial barriers, and identifies expected outcomes of a more educated workforce. Nursing leaders are perfectly positioned to advance the educational standards of the profession in the United States.

MeSH terms

  • Career Mobility*
  • Education, Nursing / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Education, Nursing / standards*
  • Humans
  • New York
  • Schools, Nursing / standards*