What’s in AAMC’s nursing future? Here’s what you said.

What’s in AAMC’s nursing future? Here’s what you said.

question nurseGoing back to school to earn your BSN? Climbing the clinical ladder? Working towards a certification in your specially? What’s in your future?

Thank you so much to the 399 nurses who participated in the recent nursing survey focusing on these topics. The feedback you provided us, along with your thoughts regarding the resources you’ll need to achieve these goals, will help us create a blueprint for the future of nursing at AAMC.

Below is a summary of the findings of this survey. For more details about the survey results (in-house only), please click here. Contact Cathaleen Ley at cley@aahs.org with questions.

1. What are your plans for obtaining a BSN?

  • 52.9% of responders have a BSN
  • 24.5% plan to obtain a BSN within 5 years or longer
  • Resources responders believe would assist them in achieving the goal to obtain a BSN are tuition reimbursement/financial assistance, flexible scheduling, access to on-line classes and classes on campus, and more information on programs and scholarship opportunities

2. What are your plans for obtaining national certification in your specially area?

  • 30.1% of responders are currently certified
  • 48.1% plan to attain certification within 5 years or longer
  • Resources responders believe would assist them in achieving the goal of certification are on-site review classes, availability of study guides/review material on the unit, and financial assistance.

3. What are your plans to be on the Clinical Ladder?

  • 8.8% of responders are currently on the Clinical Ladder
  • 34.5% plan to apply for the Clinical Ladder within 5 years or longer
  • Resources responders believe would assist them in this goal are information sessions on the application process and portfolio construction, unit-based mentors, and additional opportunities to meet Ladder criteria.

-Cathaleen Ley, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., B.C

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