Quote from tothepointeLVN
Well the real bottle neck in the system if they are truly intending to get to 80% BSN in 8 years is that in areas like CA and probably across the country 80% of new RN's are graduating from community/junior colleges. So those schools simply aren't able to issue BSN's since they are by design 2 year colleges only.
Now in theory they could do what has happened in my home country in NZ when professions that were primarily taught at the polytechnics (which did not issue bachelors level degrees) demanded higher levels of education the polytechnics paired up with the local university to be able to issue certain degrees.
So if say a CA community college could pair up with a CSU/UC to issue a BSN then that's an option otherwise I don't see any change soon. All those community colleges aren't going to be willing to get rid of their most popular degrees
I think that more schools will be doing this. I just got accepted to an "AAS/BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program" here in Arizona. Basically each semester I am taking extra "BSN" classes tacked on to the Associate level nursing courses. It makes sense.....I hope more community colleges will offer this option because it does save money!