Essay on Advancement Of Nursing Education ( Bsn 10 Year Plan

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Advancement in Nursing Education (BSN 10 year plan)
Arlene Wright
LIU Post
Issues in Professional Nursing
NUR501
Dr. Amy Wysoker
October 24, 2014 ADVANCEMENT IN NURSING EDUCATION (BSN 10 YEAR PLAN 2
Advancement in Nursing Education (BSN 10 year plan)
Nursing is the largest profession within the United States. Nursing is a unique profession among other healthcare professions in that it possesses several educational paths for entry. Prospective Registered Nurses have the option of obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN), or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). The Associate’s Degree Program prepares the Registered Nurse for licensure in 2 years or a 1 year bridge program for LPN/LVN graduates. As explained by (Cherry & Jacob, 2011, p. 61). The difference between an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and the Bachelors of Science in Nursing is basically the additional education received in leadership, management, wellness and community nursing.
The educational levels of nurses are often a frequent discussion within the nursing profession. The “BS in 10” bill introduced in the New York State Legislature, was developed in response to the need for a more highly skilled nursing workforce in the nation’s increasing complex healthcare environment. The “BS in 10” initiative requires that new nurses obtain a BSN degree within 10 years of initial licensure. This will apply to only new graduates…

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