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Advanced Nursing Education is better for patients

Among the key messages of the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report released last fall is that, “Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.” Related recommendations set goals to “increase the proportion of U.S. nurses with a bachelor’s degree from 50 to 80 percent; and to double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.”