What Is Academic Progression


The Michigan Center for Nursing is thrilled to be working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center to Champion Nursing in America to develop programs to support academic progression among Michigan’s nurses.


What does academic progression mean?


Academic progression is essential to building the pipeline of future nurses. Our 2013 survey of Michigan nurses found that 40% of Michigan’s nurses are at least 55 years old. As these nurses retire, we need enough highly trained faculty to educate their replacements.


Our health care system will need a more diverse and highly educated nursing workforce to continue to provide high-quality care to Michigan’s patients.


This infographic from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explains the pathways for academic progression in nursing.

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