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Nursing & Allied Health Initiative: Big News-62% Increase in BSN graduates in MA from 2010 to 2015!

Nursing & Allied Health Initiative

The DHE’s Nursing and Allied Health Initiative performs a critical intermediary role as facilitator and independent broker of public and private partnerships of higher education faculty and executives, health care employers, industry associations and other key stakeholders. This initiative also sponsors, leads and coordinates statewide and regional pilot innovation programs to increase the supply of qualified nurses and allied health professionals, increase the capacity of nursing faculty in our higher education institutions, and reform curriculum to address emerging industry requirements for healthcare quality improvements.

For more information, go to About the Nursing & Allied Health Initiative.

What's New

Registration Now Open for 4th Annual Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit

Building a Culture of Health: Creating Momentum in Massachusetts
Friday, November 3, 2017
Devens Common Center
Presented by the Massachusetts Action Coalition (MAAC)

Academic Progression Making Great Progress

The Massachusetts Action Coalition (MAAC) completed its four year Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) grant in December 2016. Awarded to nine state Action Coalitions, the grant was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with a project goal of increasing the number of nurses educated at the BSN degree or higher level to 80% by 2020.

Estimated at 55% in 2012, the MAAC set a realistic target of 66% by 2020 and 80% by 2025. Three comprehensive strategies were implemented during the grant cycle: 1) accelerated progression pathways, 2) integration of nursing competencies and 3) the increase of available faculty. Through the accomplishments of APIN, Massachusetts is on a trajectory to meet our goal.

An analysis of Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) nursing statistics and the MA Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) nursing graduation data from 2010-2015 show:

  • The total number of all BSN graduates increased by 62%
  • Post-licensure graduates in a BSN program (RN to BSN), our targeted cohort, increased by 187%
  • RN to BSN graduates, as a percent of the total, increased from 23% to 40%

Centralized Clinical Placement Program uses database to help fill vacant faculty positions

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The Centralized Clinical Placement (CCP) Faculty Database is designed to connect nursing programs with faculty candidates in order to fill vacant faculty positions and build faculty capacity.

With the CCP Faculty Database, nursing programs are able to post open positions, search and view faculty candidate profiles, and respond to candidate inquiries. Faculty candidates are able to post profiles, search and view open positions, and submit inquiries about positions.

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