Through extensive analysis, the Campaign’s research team determined the best indicators to measure its progress. And just as sound evidence grounds the Institute of Medicine’s report recommendations, solid, reliable evidence will inform its progress. Yearly, the Campaign will analyze established data sets to evaluate where we are gaining ground and areas that require additional emphasis. This strategic and focused approach will ensure the Campaign’s success.
On the lower half of this page, please find an additional list of links to supplemental indicator graphics that provide further support for each goal represented within the dashboard.
- View the Campaign for Action Dashboard Indicators.
- View a list of links to supplemental indicator graphics.
- View a listing of frequently asked questions and answers about the indicators.
Indicator 1: Education—Increase the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020
- New RN graduates by degree type, by race/ethnicity
- New RN graduates by degree type, by gender
- Number and percent of U.S.-educated, first-time NCLEX-takers with BSN
- Percent of hospitals that have new RN graduate residencies
- Percentage of hospital employers that offer RNs tuition reimbursement
- Number of RN‐to‐BSN graduates annually
Indicator 2: Doctoral Degrees—Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020
- Number of employed nurses with a doctoral degree
- Number of people receiving nursing doctoral degrees annually
- Diversity of nursing doctorate graduates by race/ethnicity
- Diversity of nursing doctorate graduates by gender
Indicator 3: Removing Barriers to Practice and Care—Advanced practice registered nurses to be able to practice to the full extent of their education and training
- States that allow full practice authority for nurse-midwives by year
- States that allow full practice authority for nurse practitioners by year
- Number of hospitals in the United States with magnet status
- Number of nurse-led clinics in the United States
- Number of nurse-led clinics located in medically underserved areas (MUA)
Indicator 4: Interprofessional Collaboration—Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and disseminate collaborative improvement efforts
- Number of articles published in top 10 health services research journals co-authored by an RN and authors from other disciplines
Indicator 5: Leadership—Health care decision makers should ensure leadership positions are available to and filled by nurses
- No supplemental indicators currently available for leadership.
Indicator 6: Workforce Data—Build infrastructure for collection and analysis of interprofessional health care workforce data
- State boards of nursing that participate in the NCSBN Nursys Data System
- States that collect race/ethnicity data about their nursing workforce