More Nurses Answering the Call for Higher Levels of Education

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge, March 2015

Evidence is mounting that transition toward a more highly educated nursing workforce is under way. The new research documents a transition toward a more highly educated nursing workforce, a goal championed by health care experts who cite data that links nurses with bachelor’s degrees with improved patient outcomes. Experts also say that nurses prepared with doctorates are needed to provide more complex care, conduct scientific research, assume leadership positions, and train the next generation of nurses….