Technical assistance and direction for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Academic Progression in Nursing program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Academic Progression in Nursing initiative was designed to establish a national program that oversees the implementation of strategies to increase the educational progression of nurses to obtain baccalaureate and higher degrees.The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) will serve as the national program office (NPO) for RWJF's new Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) initiative. APIN is a two-year initiative to fund up to nine competitively selected Action Coalitions (ACs) that represent their states as part of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of RWJF and AARP through the Center to Champion Nursing in America. Through APIN, ACs will receive grants to demonstrate state-wide academic progression models for nursing. AONE is a member of a collaborative initiative known as the Tri-Council which consists of the following organizations: American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Nurses Association, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing. While AONE will serve as the NPO for APIN, APIN will be informed and guided by all members of the Tri-Council. As the APIN NPO, AONE will be expected to provide a framework for personnel resources and infrastructure to ensure successful implementation of academic progression models and dissemination to the remaining 40 ACs that do not receive APIN awards. The national program director is Pamela Thompson, CEO of AONE, who will provide overall management and coordination of the APIN program at 10 percent time; AONE will also dedicate a full time deputy director to manage day-to-day operations as well as a full-time administrative specialist to provide administrative support for the program. This grant supports the national program office and technical assistance and direction for the initiative.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $329,811.00

Awarded on: 5/17/2012

Time frame: 6/1/2012 - 12/31/2012

Grant Number: 69936


American Organization of Nurse Executives

Two City Center, Suite 400
800 10th Street, N.W.
Washington, 20001-4956


Pamela Austin Thompson
Project Director