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At every level, nursing education must improve the learned understanding of care management, quality-improvement methods, systems-level change management, and the changing roles of nurses in a reformed health care system.

Nursing education should serve as a platform for continued lifelong learning and include opportunities for seamless transitions to higher-degree programs. Nurses should be educated alongside physicians and other health care professionals, as students and throughout their careers, in order to foster interprofessional collaboration.

Nurses with doctorates are needed to teach the next generation of nurses, to advance nurse-led science and discovery, and to provide nursing leadership for the nation.

A key goal is to make it easier for nurses currently in school to continue their education and for nurses in the workforce to return to school.

2015-2016 Report on Nursing Doctoral Education in PA

Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob and worked with the Health Policy Institute to collect and analyze data on doctorate prepared nurses to address the distinction between nurses with PhDs and DNPs not captured in the state workforce data. Information from that survey was presented to PHENSA. 

Executive Summary presented on February 9, 2017

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, and Elizabeth Skrovanek is a PhD student.


PA Academic Progression in Nursing (PAPiN)


CNO Team of the PA-AC Advisory Board


Pennsylvania Nursing Education Program Reports

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