Scalable Models for Academic Progression
Welcome to a discussion on scalable models for academic progression.
This forum is provided as a follow up to my webinar (posted on this Community Site) that describes an innovative academic progression model where “high-volume” and “high-quality” are not mutually exclusive terms. In this presentation, I cover how the University of Texas at Arlington and its College of Nursing developed a public-private partnership to meet the demand for affordable and accessible nursing programs.
The first program developed using the Academic Partnership Model was for RN-to-BSN students. Using the model, our RN to BSN program has moved from admitting ~150 students per year in 2008 to more than 3500 students admitted in 2012. Based on our success with the RN to BSN program, we were asked by local hospitals and health systems to develop a pre-licensure BSN that resulted in more than doubling our capacity for pre-licensure BSN and graduate programs in this format. We are now admitting 240 students per year to our traditional on campus program and an additional 240+ students per year at Academic Partnership sites at area hospitals. In the graduate program we have added Academic Partnership programs in both Nursing Administration and Nursing Education.
In the webinar, I describe the challenges of producing high-quality, scalable programs, the lessons we’ve learned, and the results of our ongoing evaluation of the initial programs.
After reviewing the webinar, please post (here on the Community Site) your thoughts and any questions you might have about scalable models for academic progression and their contribution to a more educated nursing workforce. During the week of February 11th I will be available daily to respond to your postings. I encourage an open dialogue on your thoughts and experiences.
Looking forward to an interesting and informative dialogue,
Mary E. Mancini, RN, PhD, NE-BC, FAHA, ANEF, FAAN
Associate Dean and Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Baylor Professor for Healthcare Research
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
Immediate Past President, The Society for Simulation in Healthcare
|by Beth Mancini | February 9, 2013|