Entry into Practice - References


Information online at the American Nurses Association's web site.

ANA Reaffirms Commitment to BSN for Entry into Practice

Press release discussing the American Nurses Association position as well as certification exams, and a brief history of the ANA position. Retrieved July 13, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/FunctionalMenuCategories/MediaResources/PressReleases/2000/CommitmenttoBSN.aspx

ANA recommendations on Medicare reform
Retrieved July 13, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/HealthcareandPolicyIssues/HSR/MedicareReform/AppendixC.aspx

Iowa Articulation Plan for Nursing Education: RN to Baccalaureate: Where Are We Ten Years Later?
Discusses proposed plan for nursing education in Iowa
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://nursingworld.org/snas/ia/artplan.htm

ANA Press Release
These two documents discuss Open Door 2000, an initiative for credentialing BSN and ADN nurses. Retrieved July 13, 2002,

Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
Articles from the "Nursing Around the World" issue.

Nursing Around the World: Australia
Jane Stein-Parbury, PhD, RN, FRNCA. OJIN, 2000
This article discusses nursing in Australia including the nursing education system.
Retrieved July 13, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume52000/No2May31/NursinginAustralia.aspx

Nursing Around the World: Japan-Preparing for the Century of the Elderly
Janet Primono PhD, RN. OJIN, 2000
Discusses nursing in Japan including the educational system
Retrieved July 13, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume52000/No2May31/JapanElderlyCentury.aspx

A Perspective of Nursing in Zimbabwe
Kudakwashe G. Mapanga, PhD, RN and Margo B. Mapanga, PhD, RN. OJIN, 2000
Article discusses some of the educational levels of nursing programs in Zimbabwe
Retrieved July 13, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume52000/No2May31/NursingInZimbabwe.aspx

Practice Development Credentialing in the United Kingdom: A unique Framework for Providing Excellence, Accountability and Quality in Nursing and Healthcare.
Helen Chin, MSc, RN and Elaine Mc Nichol MSc, BSc (Hons.), PG Dip., RMN, RNT. OJIN 2000
Discusses nursing education in the U.K.
Retrieved July 13, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume52000/No2May31/CredentialinginUK.aspx

Nursing in Brazil: Trajectory, Conquests and Challenges
Eloita Pereira Neves, PhD, RN and Maria Yvone Chaves Mauro, PhD, RN. OJIN 2000
This article provides a history nursing in Brazil including education.
Retrieved July 13, 2002, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume52000/No2May31/NursinginBrazil.aspx#Neves

Nursing Organizations

These sites are generated by nursing and non nursing organizations that address entry into practice

Minimum Preparation for Entry into Nursing Practice
Position Statement of the American Nephrology Association for the baccalaureate degree as the minimum requirement for professional nursing practice.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.annanurse.org/pos_stat/MINIPREP.htm

NBNA Position Statement: Nursing Education
This is a position statement of the National Black Nurses Association for BSN as the entry into practice.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.nbna.org/paper_edu.html

Association of California Nurse Leaders
This site contains several links to the BSN 2010 initiative. Use the pink state icon with the ACLN banner. Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.acnl.org/cgi-bin/acnlpub/default.asp

Statement Of The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Before The House Health And Human Services Committee Subcommittee On Health, August 8, 2001.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.psna.org./HotIssues/testimony/Testimony8_08.htm

National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing position on entry into nursing practice.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.noadn.org/resolution.htm

Your Nursing Career: A Look At The Facts
Discusses the BSN as the preferred route into the nursing practice as well as advanced practice nursing roles.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education/Career.htm

While Demand for RNs Climbs, Undergraduate Nursing Enrollments Decline
This document is a fact sheet that discusses nursing education and the nursing shortage.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/Backgrounders/enbk98wb.htm

Associate Degree in Nursing Programs and AACN's Support for Articulation
Position statement from the AACN on ADN nursing.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/Backgrounders/ADNFacts.htm

The Nursing Faculty Shortage: National League for Nursing Perspective
Presentation of a speech that deals with nursing education in relation the shortage of nursing faculty.
Retrieved July 28, 2002 from: http://www.nln.org/slides/speach.htm

Trends in Registered Nurse Education Programs: A Comparison Across Three Points in Time - 1994, 1999, 2004
A report prepared for the NLN examines nursing education in the past five years and forecasts changes for nursing for the next five years.
Retrieved August 1, 2002 from: http://www.nln.org/aboutnln/nursetrends.htm

AACC Position Statement on Associate Degree Nursing
American Association of Community Colleges Position statement on ADN nursing.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/ContentGroups/Policy_Documents/ AACC_Position_Statement_on_Associate_Degree_Nursing.htm


Sites related to U.S. State or Federal Government

Registered Nurses
Document from the U. S. Department of Labor that discusses the nursing profession.

Document briefly talks about nursing education.
Retrieved July 28, 2002 from: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/pdf/ocos083.pdf

Population-Based Public Health Nursing Competencies
Executive Summary Public Health Nursing Competency Task Force Report
Discusses the recommendations for BSN education for public health nurses in Missouri
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.health.state.mo.us/Publications/CCPHNSummary.html

Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions
Division of Health and Human Services that focuses on health care professionals. Many pages devoted to nursing
Retrieved August 1, 2002 from: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov | http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursin


Articles and information from a range of sources

Licensure system could use an overhaul
Carolyn Williams, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. Nurseweek. July 31, 2001
Editorial in NurseWeek about the current licensing for BSN and ADN nurses.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from http://www.nurseweek.com/industrypulse/licensure.html

Pew Report
This is an executive summary of the Pew Report.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/pdf_files/rept4.pdf

Pew Report Critical Challenges: Revitalizing the Health Professions for the Twenty-First Century.
Provides an overview of the Pew Report, includes the recommendations for nursing.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/summaries/challenges.html

Caring for Our Own: A Reservation/University Partnership
Kathleen Chafey, PhD, RN
This site provides information regarding a grant to increase Native American students in BSN programs in Montana.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.gmu.edu/departments/chpre/healthpolicy/briefspublications/ DonForum03262001/montana.pdf

Public Opinion Poll: Poll reveals consumer attitudes about nursing.
Barbara Bronson Gray, MN, RN. July 12, 1999
Public opinion poll commissioned by Sigma Theta Tau and Nurseweek/HealthWeek. Part of the survey covers what the public thinks the education level of nurses should be.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.nurseweek.com/features/99-7/hpoll.html

A matter of degrees
Nursing education could use a healthy shot of support
Carol Bradley, MSN, RN, Editor
Discusses Nursing Education in relation to the nursing shortage in California
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.nurseweek.com/ednote/00/073100.html

Your Nursing Career: A Look At The Facts
Recommends BSN education for international nurses seeking employment in the U.S.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.y-axis.com/healthcare/career/facts.shtml

Response to the 'North Carolina Nurse Future Think'
Discusses a proposal in North Carolina to decrease ADN nursing
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/HotIssues/Nursing/NCCCS.PDF

Nursing Crisis Hits Sooner Than Projected
Carolyn Teich and Arthur Viterito. Community College Times, August 2001.
Discusses the nursing shortage in relation to community colleges and ADN programs.
Retrieved July 13, 2002 from:
http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/ContentGroups/CC_Times/August_20011/ Nursing_Crisis_Hits_Sooner_Than_Projected.htm

Nursing: the basics
Johnson and Johnson site that discusses the different modes of nursing.
Retrieved July 28, 2002 from: http://discovernursing.com/learn.asp