Community College Leaders, Nursing Organizations Support Nurses Who Pursue More Education

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FUTURE OF NURSING

To help smooth the path for all nurses who want to advance their education, leaders from community colleges have joined with representatives from nursing education associations to endorse a historic joint statement that is designed to achieve that goal. To view the Joint Statement on Academic Progression for Nursing Students and Graduates, go to www. aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2012/ academic-progression.

With the shared goal of preparing a well-educated, diverse nursing workforce, this consensus statement represents the shared view that nursing students and practicing nurses should be supported in their efforts to pursue higher levels of education. Endorsing organizations include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Community Colleges Trustees, the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN).

"Working together will benefit the education of future nurses, as well as facilitate the unity of the nursing profession," said N-OADN President Donna Meyer, MSN, RN. …

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