Evaluating the first year of the Academic Progression in Nursing initiative

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.This project will develop a full evaluation plan and collect baseline data for the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program. The grantee will fully integrate this evaluation with the existing formative evaluation, also led by the TCC Group, of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (CFA). The evaluation will focus on learning how successful grantees implement programs and will measure specific outcomes for each of the nine states participating in APIN. A major goal for this project is to provide information to other states about what works to move toward the goal that 80 percent of nurses have a baccalaureate degree or higher. Activities for this first phase will include producing a full evaluation framework and data-collection plan; augmenting existing CFA data-collection instruments, so that the evaluation team can make efficient use of CFA data-collection efforts; and conducting baseline site visits to all nine of the funded APIN sites. During the site visits, the TCC team--which includes Joanne Spetz, PhD, professor, University of California School of Nursing, an expert in nursing-workforce data--will provide preliminary technical assistance to the sites so that they may better collect the outcome data necessary to measure change. Deliverables for this first phase of the evaluation will be a written evaluation plan and a baseline summary report for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the national program office.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $109,063.00

Awarded on: 10/1/2012

Time frame: 10/15/2012 - 10/14/2013

Grant Number: 70413


TCC Group, Inc.

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Jared Raynor
Project Director