APIN State:


The Massachusetts APIN grant aims to increase the number of baccalaureate and higher degree nurses from 55% to 66% by 2020 through implementation of accelerated pathways to promote seamless academic progression, integration of the Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies (NOFNCC©) into academic and practice settings, and a plan to increase the number of qualified nurse faculty by addressing retirement issues and improvements in faculty recruitment and development. Through these measures, we are actively working to be the national model for nurses leading, advocating, and partnering to boldly reshape delivery of high quality, patient-centered health care.


In January 2014, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approved a Nursing Education Transfer Compact (NETC), making it easier to for students to transfer academic credits from associate degree to BSN programs at the Commonwealth’s public colleges and universites.