Healthcare Employers’ Policies on Nurse Education – Pittman Survey

447 nurse executives in hospitals, nurse-led clinics, and home and hospice companies were interviewed to explore the current practices of healthcare employers with regard to this 80/20 BSN recommendation from the IOM. Almost 80% of respondents reported that their institution either preferred or required newly hired nurses to have a bachelor’s degree, and 94% of the facilities offered some level of tuition reimbursement. Only 25%, however, required their nurses to earn a BSN or offered salary differentials on the basis of educational attainment (9%).

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