Mar 22, 2016

Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Perspectives on the Evidence, Nursing Education

March 22, 2016

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Hosted on March 22, 2016: 

Eighty percent of nurses should hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) by 2020, the Institute of Medicine said in 2010. The data shows progress is being made toward that goal, and research shows that hospitals with higher proportions of nurses with BSNs have better patient outcomes. Join Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, RN, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, as she analyzes the shifts in nursing education and highlights challenges in meeting education goals.


  • Patricia A. Polansky, RN, MS, Director, Program Development and Implementation, Center to Champion Nursing in America
  • Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN, Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing, Professor of Sociology, Director of Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and Senior Fellow and Executive Committee Member of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Jeanette R. Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, Chief Nurse and Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor at Harvard Medical School; Professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions; and Chair, Chief Nurse Council at Partners HealthCare System
  • Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Mary Lou Brunell, MSN, RN, Executive Director, Florida Center for Nursing


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