A Quality Improvement Initiative to Explore Barriers Facing Associate Degreed Nurses Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree [poster]




Gersbach, Kendal

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In 2010, the Institute of Medicine recommended that 80% of nurses in the workforce be BSN-prepared by the year 2020 (IOM, 2010). As shown by multiple surveys, the United States did not meet this recommendation by the year 2020. In 2018, a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services using The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis team reported that only 63.9% of the RNs surveyed held a BSN degree (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2019). The question remains to what is preventing more ADN-prepared nurses from advancing their degree to BSN and beyond. This project aims to identify barriers ADN nurses perceive when enrolling in or completing a bachelor’s degree.



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Gersbach, K. (2021). A quality improvement initiative to explore barriers facing associate degreed nurses obtaining a bachelor’s degree [Poster]. Poster presented to the St. David's School of Nursing, Texas State University.


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