I need talking points/articles and citations to help hospital CEOs understand the importance of BSN Education. One of the goals for our SIP grant is that 10% of the 65 CAHs in Nebraska will have initiated support of BSN education in their strategic plan.

by Victoria Vinton | March 8, 2013

Tags: education, nebraska

Mary Sue Gorski

Victoria, This is a great question that comes up over and over again. The IOM evidence supporting a higher level of BSN in the workforce is on slide 14 of our CFA Standard Slides posted http://campaignforaction.org/community-post/cfa-overview-powerpoint-presentation-and-template. I have also attached a very recent article that adds additional evidence. Hope this helps. Mary Sue
Posted on: March 11, 2013, 6:23 am

Mary Sue Gorski

Here is another great article linking nurses education level with positive patient outcomes.
Posted on: March 11, 2013, 1:16 pm

Pat Farmer

Victoria, you might also take a look at the document "How to Use Campaign Messages" posted on the website. http://campaignforaction.org/sites/default/files/CFA_OnlineToolKit_Module3_Messaging%20with%20TPs_FINAL_Feb%202013.pdf If you scroll down in the document, page 7 has content which tailors the message to this audience. It provides some suggested language and a good general approach.
Posted on: March 14, 2013, 2:12 pm

Pat Farmer

Posted on: March 15, 2013, 2:37 pm

Casey Blumenthal

Victoria, This is also one of our challenges in Montana! I have been hoping to pin down the "show me the money" resource for CEOs/CFOs; I'm excited to read through all of these posted here. If It's out there, I know Mary Sue or Pat will find it and share :-) Another resource that may be helfpul is Peter Buerhaus' new article in Nursing Economics: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/778502_2. It's actually the results of the 2010 National Survey of Registered Nurses, and the authors concluded that "increasing the education and preparation of nursing leaders...will be increasingly vital for nursing to prosper in the future." Every little bit helps!
Posted on: March 18, 2013, 11:23 am

Melissa Davis

Victoria: I am in the same boat, but don't even know where to start. My Administrator told me that the IOM is a publicity stunt (you can't make this up). We desperately need help here. Do I give up the battle and move on, or do I ensure the quality of the patient care, safety and outcomes? I could really use some help. He doesn't even want to hear about the action coalition. His words, and this is a quote (and he is a nurse) "a nurse is a nurse is a nurse".
Posted on: November 7, 2013, 11:34 pm


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