Apr 01, 2016

Wisconsin Advances BSN Completion with ‘CNO Toolkit for Academic Progression’

At the recent state conference of the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives (WONE), the Wisconsin CNO Toolkit for Academic Progression was showcased in a breakout session to nursing leaders. The Toolkit was developed by the Wisconsin Center for Nursing (WCN) as part of its RWJF SIP grant award, Taking the LEAD for Nursing in Wisconsin: Leadership, Educational Advancement & Diversity. It is designed for a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to provide information for healthcare providers and administrators regarding the importance of advancing the education of the nursing workforce in accordance with recommendations from the 2011 Institute of Medicine Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The Toolkit also provides instruments to assess, measure and monitor the current level of academic preparation of nurses within a health system, as well as providing valuable tools for promoting the need for this in their organizations and to funding sources. The Toolkit can be found at http://w-one.org/toolkits/academic-progression/