RNtoBSN.org Relaunches Site, Joins Effort to Reach 2020 Institute of Medicine Goal

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New, user-friendly interface provides current and prospective nurses with step-by-step path to BSN.

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Trying to find the time, energy and money to pursue a BSN can be completely overwhelming for a full-time RN or a student with little knowledge of the field. RNtoBSN.org has created a sorely needed resource for current and soon-to-be nurses.

At its current rate, the US healthcare system will reach the Institute of Medicine's goal of an 80% BSN educated nursing workforce by 2045, 25 years beyond the intended target. The result of a 2-year inquiry into the efficacy of American health management practices, this goal is a response to changes in medical technology, the prevalence of chronic disease and the expanding roles played by nurses. In an effort to meet the ambitious and important 2020 deadline, RNtoBSN.org has created a comprehensive system for RNs and aspiring nurses to find, finance and finish a BSN degree.

To achieve the dramatic enrollment push laid out by the IOM, RNtoBSN's new design has been optimized according to user feedback, providing an intuitive, accessible experience for BSN prospects. Designed to determine an individual's level of education and goals, a series of step-by-step prompts steers the visitor toward the schools and programs that best meet their needs. The idea is to promote nursing awareness and education, while providing all the resources needed to get started in a program as quickly as possible.

With an impending nationwide shortage of doctors and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 10-year, 19% demand increase for nurses, a radical change in the way we think about patient care is needed, and it is up to nurses to spur this revolution. In order to inspire and motivate future caregivers, the site features an exclusive five-part video series by Registered Nurse Caroline Porter Thomas. Author of two books on how to achieve nursing success and creator/star of the motivational YouTube series EmpoweRN, Thomas earned her BSN with honors from Fayetteville State University.

With its collection of ranked programs, guides to student finances, state education databases and career advice, RNtoBSN is primed to become the go-to authority for nursing education. When asked about the site's role in revitalizing the nursing field, Thomas replied, "Often, trying to find the time, energy and money to pursue a BSN is completely overwhelming for a full-time RN or a student with little to no knowledge of the field. RNtoBSN.org has created a sorely needed resource for current and soon-to-be nurses."

As a group of professional nurses, educators, writers and editors committed to furthering nursing education, RNtoBSN is proud to be a part of the effort to improve America's healthcare system.

ABOUT RNTOBSN
Founded in 2014 in response to the Institute of Medicine's call for more Registered Nurses to earn their bachelor's degrees, RNtoBSN.org is dedicated to connecting nurses with resources they need to advance their educations and careers.

RNtoBSN's online materials have been referenced by state and national nursing organizations like the Society of Pediatric Nurses, state boards of education and health and universities large and small from the University of Michigan to California's Claremont Colleges.

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