American Nurse Today: Special Edition- Focus on Education

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Nursing education by the numbers
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing provides information on nursing program enrollment patterns.

Enrollment in BSN programs increased 3.9% from 2010 to 2011.

Enrollment in master’s programs increased 7.6% from 2010 to 2011.

Enrollment in PhD programs has increased 40% since 2003.

Enrollment in PhD and DNS programs increased 6.6% from 2010 to 2011.

Enrollment in RN to BSN programs increased 13.4% from 2010 to 2011.



Want to know more about nursing education?
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is a resource for faculty, students, and potential students. Explore here
Want to connect with other nursing students?

The National Student Nurses Association mentors future registered nurses and facilitates their entry into the profession. Discover more
Thinking about becoming a clinical nurse specialist?

Discover more at National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists’ website
Seeking a scholarship?

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Quiz Time
A Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program
prepares nurses as advanced generalists:

 See answer below.
Follow these steps to advance
your education:

Choose your program

Is an online nursing education program right for you?
Find out if online education would work for you, or if you’re better off in a classroom.

Why go back for a baccalaureate degree
There are many good reasons for returning to school. Submit your application

Tips for applying to an advanced-degree nursing program
Boost your chances for a successful application.

Find funding
Three easy steps to finding a nursing scholarship…PLUS five great scholarships to get you started
Don’t let a lack of funding keep you from going to school.

Make the transition
Easing your way back to school
Ready to go back to school but don’t know where to start? Try these practical strategies.

Strategies for a successful semester
The author explains how to mesh your academic studies with your busy work and family schedules.


“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

Answer to Quiz Time:
Correct answer: True. CNL programs at the master’s or post-master’s level prepare nurses to be advanced generalists. A CNL oversees the care coordination and integration of care for a distinct group of patients.

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