Congratulations New Mexico for Your Statewide Academic Progression in Nursing Initiative!

We are thrilled that the success of the statewide New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) was announced at a news conference called by Governor Susana Martinez last week in Albuquerque. Although NMNEC began in December 2009, we came to know them and their work in March 2011 when they applied and were accepted as an Action Coalition with the Campaign for Action at the Center to Champion Nursing (CCNA). When the Learning Collaborative on Advancing Education Transformation was launched in spring and summer 2011 with a regional webinar series where academic progression took center stage, New Mexico was a key presenter. They continued their work with a presentation and participation in a regional meeting in February 2012 in Sacramento, California. Their active participation with CCNA and support of other Action Coalitions across the country helped others learn from their work and also accelerated their own progress. When they were awarded Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) funding in late 2012, they were fully poised to take advantage of this amazing opportunity and continue their path to success. Congratulations, New Mexico! We look forward to continuing our work together as we advance the important work of academic progression in nursing. You can read more about NMNEC and Governor Martinez's news conference on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Human Capital blog.  

by Mary Sue Gorski | November 13, 2013

Tags: education, new-mexico

APIN New Mexico

Telemundo New Mexico did great coverage of this event.You can watch the video at Telemundo New Mexico's Facebook page, here: The translation is as follows: Secretary Jose Garcia: She (the governor) realized that it was difficult to total the transfer credits and what they lost upon graduation of nurses in the state. What is happening is that we have a shortage of nurses. Governor Susana Martinez: To secure the education of the Nurses is to make sure the curriculum is the same in all the Universities and the schools of 2 years. So they don’t have to change or lose credits and have to start over again if they move to another school or city. New Reporter Voice Over: This situation has been important and has been debated by those responsible of the education since 2011. Until today a solution has been presented that will benefit many people. News Reporter: These changes will help reduce cost for students who want to change to other programs.
Posted on: November 15, 2013, 1:53 pm


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