Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Enrollment Increase in Doctoral Nursing Programs

According to new data released recently by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), enrollment in doctoral nursing programs increased significantly in 2010. The AACN believes that this shows a strong interest in both research-focused and practice-focused doctorates.

This comes at an exciting time, as the Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee has recommended strongly that nurses pursue advanced degrees. In fact, three of the eight recommendations focused on education for nurses:
  • Recommendation 4: Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.
  • Recommendation 5: Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
  • Recommendation 6: Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.
Click here to read the recommendations.
Click here to read about the AACN data.

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