California State University, Los Angeles, School of Nursing recently was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to further the success of its California Collaborative Model of Nursing Education, according to a
Awarded through the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care, funding also is directed toward advancing the agenda for academic progression in nursing as a statewide initiative.
Students in our collaborative program enroll in BSN courses at Cal State L.A. during the summers between their second and third semesters and third and fourth semesters at their community college, Betsy Manchester, MPA, FAAN, ADN/BSN, collaborative program coordinator at Cal State L.A., said in the release. They can then complete the BSN generally within one year following graduation from their ADN program.
Cal State L.A. is partnered with 12 local community colleges to provide a seamless transition from the ADN program to the BSN. The universitys first cohort of BSN students will graduate in 2015.
We appreciated the opportunity to showcase the collaborative work occurring around academic progression in nursing happening at Cal State L.A. and their community college partners, Judith G. Berg, MS, RN, FACHE, executive director of the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care, said in the release.
The site visit by the team, representing the grant funder and the grant program office which has supported the beginning implementation of the California Collaborative Model of Nursing Education at Cal State L.A., was extremely impressed with this program. It is clear that California is a leader in the country related to academic progression in nursing, and that is reflected in the Cal State L.A. CCMNE and throughout the state.