Baccalaureate Degree Nurses by 2020
In 2014, 78% of Cedars-Sinai’s clinical nurses had a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or higher. Within a year, Cedars-Sinai reached its goal of increasing that number to 80%. By 2016, the goal was exceeded, with 85% of clinical nurses holding a BSN or higher. In 2017, it increased again to 86%, holding at that level in 2018.
Cedars-Sinai reached and exceeded its BSN goals by more than doubling the amount of tuition assistance to nurses, emphasizing the importance of additional education and offering tiered pay increases for achieving BSN and Master of Science in Nursing degrees. Nurses holding an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) were only hired for hard-to-fill positions and were encouraged to return to school within 3 years of hire to obtain a BSN.
Nurses with an ADN
Nurses with a BSN
Since 2015, employees with ADN degrees who hold a nursing license have had a clause in their hiring contract stipulating that they will return to school to obtain their BSN within 3 years of hire as a registered nurse.