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National Recognition

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 External link

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.

The grant announcement was unveiled at a State House event on August 21, 2012.
>> View a video recap of the highlights External link
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Related Links

American Journal of Nursing (April 2010): Uniting States, Sharing Strategies: Massachusetts Initiative Unites Nurse Educators, Employers, and Funders Offsite link

AARP's Center to Champion Nursing in America (10/6/2009): In Massachusetts, Future Health Care Needs Guide Nursing Education Offsite link


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