In alignment with the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation in their groundbreaking 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing (HSCN) continues to support the Hawai‘i Academic Progression in Nursing (HI APIN) goal to increase the percentage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in Hawaiʻi from 59% (APIN II Proposal, 2014) to 80% by 2020.

Currently, one of the major successes of the HI APIN project is the continued collaboration amongst our public and private academic and employer partners, including acute care, long-term care facilities, mental health, and community organizations across the state to support the APIN project initiatives. As the largest group of health care providers, it is essential that our nurses are highly educated and prepared to meet the increasingly complex health care needs of Hawai‘i’s people.

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