1. Phifer, Lynne DNP, MPH, RN
  2. Robeano, Karen DNP, RN
  3. Ivey, Angela MSN, RN-BC
  4. Blood-Siegfried, Jane PhD, CPNP


Supporting nurses with associate degrees in nursing (ADNs) to return to school is challenging for nurse executives. Strategies include tuition reimbursement, scholarships, and flexible scheduling. Despite these measures, it is anticipated that we will fall short of a goal of 80% bachelor's degree-prepared nurses by 2020. The aim of this project was to increase ADN-prepared RN readiness to return to school through motivational interviewing.