Charting the Course for Nurses’ Achievement of Higher Education Levels

To improve patient outcomes and meet the challenges of the U.S. health care system, the Institute of Medicine recommends higher educational attainment for the nursing workforce. Characteristics of registered nurses (RNs) who pursue additional education are poorly understood, and this information is critical to planning long-term strategies for U.S. nursing education.


Kovner, C. T., Brewer, C. S., Katigbak C., Djukic, M., & Fatehi, F.

Journal of Professional Nursing28(6), 333-343. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2012.04.021.

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