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2 min read Future of Nursing website launched

By Pat Heffernan on Mar 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM


The Vermont Action Coalition announced a new website resource for Vermont nurses who want to advance their education or are curious about their options. The Vermont website is a key component of the Coalition's Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Initiative grant. is an impartial information website to help RNs find an education program that meets their needs to earn their BS or BSN.

Increasing the proportion of nurses with BSN degrees to 80% by 2020 was a key recommendation made by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Currently, 44% of RNs working in Vermont have a BSN or higher, and Vermont has committed to reaching the IOM goal of 80% BSN-prepared nurses by 2022.

The new website highlights the value and process of RN to BSN education, addresses Frequently Asked Questions including financial aid information, and introduces outreach coordinator, Michele Delaney, as a central point of contact for anyone interested in Vermont’s RN-BSN education programs.

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Marketing Partners is helping to create new messages, the website and a direct-to-RN outreach campaign so Vermont nurses are aware of the multiple education pathways and supports available to them.