Reducing Duplication in ADN & RN-BSN Curricula

Reducing Duplication
in ADN & RN-BSN Curricula
Perkins Leadership Grant
2011 – 2012 Final Report
RWJF Advancing Progression in Nursing Grant
Purpose of Perkins Grant Project
 Create a 1 + 2 + 1 BSN curriculum with ADN exit that:
reduces barriers to BSN level
Improves seamless transfer/articulation
reduces duplication
does not exceed 120 semester hours
General Education Course
 List of required courses – 45 hours –which would meet
the general ed core curriculum requirements
 Nine hours of general ed courses which can be decided
by each community college
 Courses needed to complete core curriculum
 Required pre-requisites for other gen ed courses
 Any hours not used by core curriculum courses or prerequisites, will be chosen from a list of preferred courses
from the universities (for example – Sociology, nutrition,
chemistry, etc.)
 Total of 54 general education courses
Required General Education Courses
Anatomy & Physiology
General psychology
Human Growth & Development
Fine Arts (Creative arts in new core)
American History
Math stats
Humanities (Language, philosophy,
culture in new core)
6 hours
8 hours
4 hours
3 hours
3 hours
3 hours
6 hours
6 hours
3 hours
3 hours
3 hours
8 hours
4 hours
3 hours
3 hours
3 hours
45 hours
24 hours
CABNET is Here
Consortium for Advancing
Baccalaureate Nursing
Education in Texas (CABNET)
CABNET Agreement
 If student meets 2 items below, universities will agree
not to require any more lower division general
education courses (unless they are part of the 30
hours at University)
 Have completed 54 hours general ed courses set by the
individual community college (45 set hours + 9 local
control hours)
 Have transcript marked Texas Core Complete
CABNET Agreement
 Standardized pre-requisites in order to apply
 TSI Complete
 A&P I, General Psychology and English Composition with
a GPA of 2.5 in those
 Overall GPA of 2.5 (nursing gen ed courses only)
 Met minimum reading, math and composite scores on
either HESI or ATI admission tests if a test is required
(contact Dr. Greg Miller from SATIN grant for correlation
of minimums between tests)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Academic Progression in Nursing
 CABNET: A Statewide Model grant project submitted
by Texas Team Advancing Health Through Nursing via
Texas Nurses Foundation
 Focus on increasing the number of RN to BSNs in
 Project Directors – Dr. Helen Reid, Dr. Kathryn Tart &
Dr. Susie Sportsman
 Project Manager – Lauren Smitherman
APIN Grant Major Goal
 Develop a multi-focused statewide
model to assist all RN to BSN programs
in the state of Texas to increase the
number of associate degree prepared
nurses graduating each year from1,826
in AY2010- 2011 to 4,200 in AY 2013-2014,
a 230% increase.
APIN Major Objectives
 Recruit 60 programs to adopt the CABNET
 Recruit 40 programs to adopt the conceptbased curriculum
 Develop, implement, and evaluate faculty
development programs to increase faculty
expertise in clinical and didactic teaching in a
concept based curriculum.
APIN Major Objectives
 Use a focus group methodology to assess employer and
regional leaders’ perceptions of behaviors demonstrating
competence of the “nurse of the future” especially for
IOM concepts
 Increase the percentage of minority graduates of RN to
BSN programs from 45 – 50% by 2014
 Document the employment policies used by partnering
clinical sites that support academic progress for nurses
 Develop a process to document the number of Texas AD
RNs enrolling in BSN program immediately upon
graduation from pre-licensure program and /or who
graduate from out-of-state RN to BSN programs
APIN Grant Activities
CABNET Advisory Committee created
Texas Team Website Created
CABNET agreements signed
Concept-based RN-to-BSN and MSN courses
 Focus groups on future nurse competencies with
results incorporated in to RN to BSN courses
APIN Grant Activities
 Diversity Advisory Committee created
 Diversity Champions selected for each Texas Team region
who will hold information sessions at Texas HSI and HBCU
and traditional minority association meetings
 40 Mentors chosen to work with minority RN-to-BSN
 Best practices for recruiting minorities collected and
distributed and adopted in at least 10 schools
 Scholarship information for minorities shared
APIN Grant Activities
 Employment policies supporting academic
progression compiled and shared and best practices
 Faculty learning needs regarding teaching in a
concept-based curriculum compiled and used to
design 4 webinars for faculty development
 Process developed to document number of Texas AD
RNs enrolling in out of state RN-to-BSN programs
What Can You Do?
 Sign CABNET agreement
 Select a practice partner
 Have faculty send e-mail to [email protected] if
they are interested in developing the concept-based
RN-to-BSN and MSN courses
 Recommend mentors to work with minority RN-toBSN students
 Distribute faculty learning needs survey to your
faculty when you receive it in the next couple of
We cannot become what we
need to be by remaining what
we are.
Max De Pree

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