Extraordinary nursing care. Every patient. Every time.

A bold five-year initiative, the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Nurse Scholars Academy (NSA) was launched in December 2015 to advance professional nursing, streamline the integration of best practices, and nurture future leaders at all levels of the organization.

Through this, Kaiser Permanente is committed to advancing the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing Report workforce goals. These include achieving 80% BSN or higher, doubling the number of doctoral prepared nurses, making diversity a workforce priority, and increasing the number of higher education faculty.

Cultivating the hearts and minds of front-line nurses remains a key strategy to realize the vision of world-class nursing care, which includes the journey to achieve Magnet recognition. NSA’s innovative approach amplifies Kaiser Permanente’s longstanding commitment to advancing the development of front-line nurses and nurse leaders while accelerating organizational transformation from the inside out.

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NSA Seven Strategic Initiatives

  1. Academic Progression
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Professional Practice
  4. Professional Development and Education
  5. Evidence-Informed Practice and Research
  6. Community Health and Workforce of the Future
  7. Nursing Legacy