Academic Progression in Nursing Education: Advancing Seamless Educational Mobility

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In the United States, nearly 55% of the RN workforce has a BSN degree or higher. In addition, a greater more of nurses are graduating.1 Nevertheless, the country faces a shortage of more than 260 000 RNs by 2025.2 The demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses has increased the need to identify gaps in nursing programs that impact educational mobility.3 Failure to identify gaps in articulation agreements places nursing programs at risk for complex academic processes that impede educational mobility. Despite the long-standing history of articulation agreements, there is a need to explore academic processes that advance educational mobility to create tailored approaches for seamless transition between ADN and BSN programs.
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