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The National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative (NEPIN) provides opportunities for key stakeholders to invest in advancing nursing education. NEPIN strategic priorities include: Serve as a national leader for key stakeholders to build alliances to accelerate progression; Create a comprehensive national resource; Identify and disseminate consistent data collection and metrics; Create successful communication strategies to further education progression; and Expand alliances strategically.
Accomplishing these priorities requires diverse alliances that are highly engaged and supportive, accurate and complete data to evaluate and inform, collaborative leadership, bold and creative solutions, and effective communication.
“Building on the success of the APIN, NEPIN will work closely with workforce leaders in academia and practice to further distill and disseminate best practices in academic progression. This important work will better position nurses to enhance the well-being of the communities and individuals they serve.”
- Donna Meyer, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
“Further progress requires our deeper engagement with nursing employers and even stronger collaboration between universities and community colleges. Ultimately, improving pathways for education progression in the nursing workforce will enhance both patient care and population health.”
- Sofia Aragon, Washington Center for Nursing
“Nurses, employers and educators are coming together in this new initiative with increased energy focusing on nurse advancement and achievement.”
- Jan Jones-Schenk, Western Governor’s University
"The NEPIN collaborative will accelerate activity related to education progression in nursing on a national scale. It is building on past successes, and expanding boundaries in order to ensure academic progression opportunities for all nurses."
- Judee Berg, HealthImpact
Essential to providing pathways to education that maximize opportunities for nursing is the sharing of resources, success stories, and improvement processes. These resources will provide you with the tools necessary to implement succession pathways, build key partnerships, and achieve success in education progression.
National Program Director
NEPIN is new, but the organization’s continued work emanates from the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) initiative, a grant-funded effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that concluded in 2017. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves as the fiduciary and convener for the collaborative.