In response to growing demands by hospital systems and ambulatory practices, more Ohio registered nurses are enrolling in bachelors of science programs to enhance their skill-set and improve their desirability in the touch job market. Many of these nurses are seeking to obtain their BSN as part of their job requirements, which require nurses without a bachelors degree to obtain one within five years of employment. These efforts support one of the recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" which seeks to improve the number of registered nurses with BSNs to 80% by 2020.
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