Estimating and comparing costs associated with a range of strategies to increase the number of nurses with baccalaureates and doctorates

Of the eight recommendations by the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Future of Nursing, two are directly related to academic attainment by nurses. The purpose of this project is to provide research support to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (CFA) by answering the following questions: What are the costs of alternative propositions for achieving: (1) 80 percent bachelor's preparation for registered nurses (RNs), and (2) doubling the number of RNs with doctoral degrees; under various scenarios, what is the likely time required to achieve these goals; and what is the range of costs to states and the federal government to achieve these goals? The principal investigator will analyze existing datasets, estimate costs and analyze a range of policy options and will produce oral and written updates to the CFA staff, provide technical assistance to Regional Action Coalitions that seek guidance in achieving and measuring progress toward these academic goals, and produce peer-reviewed papers and research briefs, to be published on

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $91,718.00

Awarded on: 5/23/2011

Time frame: 7/1/2011 - 1/31/2013

Grant Number: 69045


New York University College of Nursing

726 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, 10003-9502


Christine Tassone Kovner
Project Director