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Texas was one of nine states awarded the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2012 for strategies moving toward the IOM Future of Nursing recommendation that 80% of nurses would be educated at the baccalaureate or higher level by 2020. The main goal of APIN I was to develop a multi-focused statewide model to assist RN to BSN programs to expand the number of graduates. In Texas, graduations increased from 1,826 in 2011 to 3,447 in 2013, which was one year into the APIN grant activities. Enrollments almost doubled in the same time period!

For APIN II (2014 –16), the grant team joins the Texas Team Action Coalition to:

  1. Expand the number of CABNET agreements.
  2. Expand the number of schools participating in the Concept Based Curriculum to 15.
  3. Increase the percentage of RNs representing minority groups.
  4. Implementation of a Rural Nurse Residency Program for new BSN graduates.
  5. Provide continuing development opportunities to prepare faculty to teach in RN to BSN programs.
  6. Evaluate employer support for RNs advancing their academic progression among practice sites in rural areas.
  7. Assess the extent to which practice partners across the state believe that students graduating from Texas nursing programs possess the competencies of the “nurse of the future”.

Access the APIN II One Page Information Sheet Here

See How the APIN II Grant is Organized Here

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