Associate degree graduates and the rapidly aging RN workforce.

This second segment of a four-part series examines the inter-relationship between the growth in associate degree nursing programs and the aging of the RN workforce. A growing proportion of new RNs have entered the workforce via associate degree programs, increasing from 40% in 1977 to 60% in 1996. New graduates, as well as working RNs, are approximately 5… CONTINUE READING