Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ohio Hospitals Demand Higher Educated Nurses

Last week, Christopher Magan & Ben Sutherly, of the Dayton Daily News, detailed how major health-care employers in Ohio are requiring more education of their nurses, a trend that has prompted two local colleges to discontinue their associate degree programs for the profession. The authors also addressed some of the discussions that have begun about passing a state law by 2015 that would require nurses to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing within 10 years. This effort, by both hospitals and educational institutions, supports the reccomendations presented in the IOM's Future of Nursing report.

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