Texas Team: Academic Progression and IOM Toolkit

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing report, identified eight recommendations for nursing to improve health care for all Americans.

AIM

The Texas Team for Advancing Health Through Nursing embraced the challenge of implementing the recommendations through two diverse projects.

METHOD

One group conducted a broad, online survey of leadership, practice, and academia, focusing on the IOM recommendations. The other focused specifically on academic progression through the use of CABNET (Consortium for Advancing Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Texas) articulation agreements.

RESULTS

The survey revealed a lack of knowledge and understanding of the IOM recommendations, prompting development of an online IOM toolkit. The articulation agreements provide a clear pathway for students to the RN-to-BSN degree students.

CONCLUSION

The toolkit and articulation agreements provide rich resources for implementation of the IOM recommendations.

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