Essay about Adn S Bsn
Grand Canyon University: NRS 430V
While a patient in the hospital may not readily recognize whether their nurse holds an associates (AND) or bachelors (BSN) degree; is the underlying care superior when care is delivered by a BSN nurse?
According to Robert Rosseter, in his fact sheet titled, “Creating a More Highly Qualified Nursing Workforce,” “Quality patient care hinges on having a well-educated nursing workforce. Research has shown that lower mortality rates, fewer medication errors, and positive outcomes are all linked to nurses prepared at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels” (Rosseter,2015). One of the primary goals of …show more content…
The IOM further indicated that nurses work in conjunction with other disciplines within the hospital setting and must be able to communicate with a level of understanding conducive to appropriate understanding. Most of the collaborative team members must have master’s or doctoral degrees before entering their profession making the ADN as well as the BSN nurse at an educational disadvantage. Having a BSN degree versus an ADN provides the potential for greater understanding within the collaborative team.
As the healthcare system changes continuously, nursing education must evolve and increase to meet the growing demands placed on the individuals providing care to patients (American Sentinel University, 2011). Patients need to be able to be confident that the