Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN)
BOSTON – Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced Massachusetts has received a $300,000 national grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help current and future nurses seeking to advance their academic preparation within the nursing profession. This funding will enhance the Patrick-Murray Administration’s overall plan to support jobs, education and workforce development and helps to address the growing demands and challenges of the health care environment currently facing the country.
Massachusetts is one of nine states chosen to receive a $300,000 grant to support academic progression in nursing. The funds will support the Commonwealth’s efforts in partnership with the Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL), to pursue effective strategies in nursing education. Currently, 55 percent of Massachusetts nurses hold Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or above. A 2010 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), recommended that 80 percent of nurses be educated at the BSN level or higher. >> Read press release
PRINCETON, NJ – Monday, August 20, 2012 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced nine states that have been chosen to receive two-year, $300,000 grants through its new program, Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN). APIN will advance state and regional strategies aimed at creating a more highly educated, diverse nursing workforce. >> Read press release
The Massachusetts Action Coalition (MAAC) was pleased to be a recipient of this prestigious award which recognizes the accomplishments of the Nursing and Allied Initiative and our nursing community since 2005. The MAAC application targeted 3 goals with strategies that will create accelerated pathways for nurses to achieve higher levels of education, promote the use of Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies©, and address the faculty shortage issue.
For background information regarding the Institute of Medicine’s "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." the MA Action Coalition, and details of the APIN grant, please see this PowerPoint presentation.