Nursing Degrees Increasing, but Not on Track to Meet Goal for Acute Care

Based on current trends, it’s estimated that 64% of nurses in acute care hospital units will have a degree by 2020—falling short of the 80% goal.

from Reuters

The proportion of registered nurses with nursing bachelor’s degrees has climbed in recent years to 57 percent in U.S. acute care settings, but it’s not rising fast enough to reach a goal of 80 percent by the year 2020, researchers say.

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