Positioning a 5-State Nursing Workforce to Flourish by Advancing Baccalaureate Nursing Education

Nurs Adm Q. 2017 Apr/Jun;41(2):170-177. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000222.


This article summarizes experience and outcomes for a large, faith-based health system on a journey to ensure that its nearly 29 000-person nurse workforce has the foundational academic preparation to deliver superior, compassionate, and future-focused nursing care. The health system's bachelor of science in nursing completion strategy is summarized, including (a) programmatic structure, (b) curriculum themes, (c) participant experience, and (d) outcomes. Executive leadership's commitment and engagement are highlighted.

MeSH terms

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Curriculum*
  • Education, Nursing / standards*
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / standards*
  • Humans
  • Models, Educational
  • Montana
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Oregon
  • Program Development*
  • Washington