1 Envision Your Future The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing Professional Nursing Pathways Program Mary E. Mancini, RN, PhD, NE-BC, FAHA, ANEF, FAAN Associate Dean and Chair Undergraduate Nursing Programs Baylor Professor for Healthcare Research
2 + Nursing in Texas 1. In 2005, the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies projected Texas would need 293,000 RNs in order to meet its needs in That s 51% more than we have today (194k RNs). 2. Current Assumption: Texas will need this number of RNs by 2020, if not more.
3 Texas Target For New Graduates X X X=9,096 10,228 X ACTUAL
4 + Growth of Nursing in Texas - Achieving 80% BSN + by As of 9/2011, there were 194k RNs in Texas Currently 50% Diploma/ADN; 50% BSN or higher Current production is at 60% ADN; 40% BSN Currently only ~16% ADN and BSN continue their education 4. Meeting the 80% goal will require 234,000 BSN + RNs (80% of 293k) We currently have ~92,500.
5 #1 #2 #3 + MODELING ISSUE: Growth Needed -- What Assumptions To Use?
6 Even If We Are Off By Some Multiple. IT S A BIG NUMBER!!! So we better get serious about RN-to-BSN.
7 History of Articulation Efforts in Texas Written Articulation Agreements Between Individual Schools Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) Community College Transferability Texas Nurses Association s Efforts Identification of Partnership Models Recent Texas Team Efforts Support common Gen Ed requirements Encourage TOBGNE & TOADN synergy
8 UT Arlington College of Nursing 25+ year history of distance education efforts Multiple sites at CCs - ~ graduates/year 2008 We Decided We Had To Do More UTACON Academic Partnership RN to BSN Program Core elements Partnership that leveraged our core skills; outsourced to others Courses specifically designed for the content delivery system -Instructional design experts working with expert faculty Media-enriched, modular format -Courses given in 5-week modules -Eight start dates a year Use of MSN-Prepared Academic Coaches
9 And The Numbers Are..
10 + Since Inception of AP: RN-to-BSN # of Students In N3645-First Professional Nursing Course Start Date #1 (November 17, 2008) = 27 students Start Date #26 (January 16, 2012) = 549 students Total Enrolled In N3645 in 38 Months = 6,689
11 + Quality Not Just Quantity Graduation rates 1563 graduates; average time = 16 mos. Student feedback Very positive; continuing to MSN Employer feedback Asked for AP-BSN and AP-MSN Faculty feedback Waiting list; Reinvest revenue in them
12 In 2010, Building On Our Success, UTACON Decided To Do Something Different...Again. Why? Commitment to Creating Lifelong Learners IOM Future of Nursing Recommendations Developing Employment Opportunities Emerging Technology What? The Professional Nursing Pathways Program
13 UT Arlington College of Nursing Professional Nursing Pathways Program - Shift From Post-Graduate Recruitment To Recruiting In ADN Program - Push-me/Pull-me Notion for Student Progression to The BSN
14 UT Arlington College of Nursing Professional Nursing Pathways Program Key Components: Intentionality of Partnerships Create model degree plans for each CC Creating & Maintaining The Student s Vision of BSN and Higher Acceptance into UTACON early Student must maintain minimum requirements Routine contacts at Community College and through /social media Leverage Technology Build on existing Academic Partnership RN-to-BSN program Applications and data submitted with Common App and SPEEDE Virtual Community (Planned)
15 The Challenge Isn t Getting New Ideas Into Our Heads... It s Getting The Old Ideas Out!
17 Responsibilities as a Pathways Partner UT Arlington College of Nursing Provide program at a competitive price with multiple start dates per year Work with CC to develop a model degree plan that maximizes efforts towards BSN while at CC Provide informational sessions and support to students interested in the program. Inform CC of changes in our degree requirements or admissions criteria that might impact students ability to enter UTACON.
18 Responsibilities as a Pathways Partner Community College Identify a Program Coordinator Develop a Model Degree Plan to maximize efforts towards BSN while at CC Develop and maintain SPEEDE protocols to assure timely electronic transmission of academic transcripts Provide information/access to students Inform UTACON of any changes in courses that may require revision of the Model Degree Plan
19 Program Information for ADN Students
20 Student Feedback Practical -- Students want to make a seamless transition from ADN to BSN with no duplication of course work. Convenient Students do not have to go through the extra steps of reapplying for admission and worrying about acceptance into the BSN program. Value Students maximize the number of courses taken in the community college system. Accessible There s no wait. Upon graduation the start date for their first BSN course is within 8 weeks
21 + Professional Nursing Pathways Program Partnerships with 14 Community Colleges on 18 Campuses Trinity Valley Brookhaven Grayson Lee College Mountain View Navarro Tarrant County College Lone Star College System (5 campuses) Alvin Community College Brazosport College of the Mainland Baptist Health San Antonio El Centro College Weatherford
22 Community College Feedback Pathway Students Since October individual ADN students have made contact regards beginning the process.
23 Moving Forward ---- Lessons to share with you..
24 Sometimes it s hard to keep your eye on the ball. Success Factors: Establishing Partnerships, Clarity of Intent, Setting Metrics, Flexibility
25 How faculty feel preparing all of these new approaches Only kidding!! Faculty Concerns: Control, Impact on the On-Campus Program, Quality, Dis-ease, Compensation
26 Working Through The Summer Moving From 9-Month to 12-Month Operations 12-Month Personnel Administrative Structure Assuring Comparability (TRAD:AP)
27 Keep Scanning The Environment What s coming up next?
28 Two of the greatest qualities in life are 1. Patience 2. Wisdom SECRET: No single right or best way to get to the goal increased production and increased educational progression. The key is flexibility being contextually relevant.
29 To Quote Arthur Ashe To achieve greatness Start where you are, Use what you have, Do what you can. SECRET: You Don t Need Bells & Whistles You Need Intentionality.
30 Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success. Henry Ford SECRET: Find one like-minded person and get started.
31 Ignorance is not an option! SECRET: Always ask the naysayers, Under what conditions would this work?
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