Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN)

Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) collaborates with state Action Coalitions and their partners to accelerate implementation of promising practices that will help states achieve our goals of seamless academic progression and increasing the number of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020. Developing innovative strategies with community colleges, universities, and practice partners will ensure that the nursing workforce is prepared to deliver high quality patient care across all practice settings. APIN is a grant initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Tri-Council and administered by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

Read more:
Tri-Council Position on Academic Progression
APIN Program Announcement
APIN Grantees Announced





National Program Office

The APIN National Program Office is housed at the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Pam Thompson, Director
Tina Gerardi, Deputy Director
Bryan Hoffman, Program Manager

Click here for APIN National                              Advisory Committee list


The Tri-Council for Nursing serves as the steering committee for APIN.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Deborah Trautman - CEO
American Nurses Association (ANA)
Marla Weston - CEO
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
Pamela Thompson - CEO
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Beverly Malone - CEO

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