Wed, Jan 21, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Education Trends in Nursing: Implications for the Near- and Long-term Future
Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Professor of Health Policy, and Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Interdisciplinary Workforce Studies will present data on education trends in nursing since the early 2000s. Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDs), Dr. Buerhaus will describe changes in the number of graduates from associate and baccalaureate degree nursing education programs, examine trends in the number of nursing education programs (public, private, proprietary), provide information on the number of graduate level nurses, and discuss the implications of these trends for the near-term labor market and for the long-term supply of RNs.
How are Registered Nurses Prepared with an Associate Degree Faring in the Labor Market Compared to RNs Educated with a Baccalaureate Degree?
David Auerbach, PhD, will begin by first reviewing recent data on employment, wage and work settings of RNs over the past 10 years. Following this, Dr. Auerbach will present key results of a new study that examines employment outcomes of RNs educated with an associate degree compared to RNs prepared with a baccalaureate degree in nursing using data from the American Community Survey. Dr. Auerbach will also describe the implications of this research with respect to future employment opportunities for RNs educated with an associate degree.