Beginning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in High
School: How Kentucky Created a 120-Credit Hour Nursing Career
Pathway describes how SREB spent a year working
with a coalition of Kentucky educators and health-care employers
to develop a seamless sequence of courses and credentials
that help students transition from high school to community and
technical college programs, the BSN and employment as nursing
assistants, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered
This webinar focused on recent developments with
SARA-related state authorization of distance learning and
professional licensure — and how these are related to nursing in
general and the CCEN Nurse Educator Consortium in particular.
SREB’s SARA Director, Mary Larson, led the webinar, and she was
joined by Marshall Hill, Executive Director of the National
Council for SARA.
Nursing students and instructors can benefit from incorporating
free textbooks, complete online courses, and learning materials
in the health sciences field into their nursing programs. Dr.
Robin Donaldson and Lisa Close, Florida Virtual Campus, led our
webinar about how Florida and others are using open educational
resources to benefit students and faculty.
Tim Shaughnessy, Developer of Career Pathway Programs of Study,
SREB, led a presentation on the Kentucky Nursing Career Pathway
and engaged participants in discussion on challenges and
opportunities for other programs to replicate the pathway.