Associate And Diploma Competency Vs Bachelor 's Degree Competency

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Associate and diploma competency vs Bachelor’s degree competency
Stephanie Earl
Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V
10/30/16

Associate’s Degree Competency versus Bachelor’s Degree Competency Hospitals are now requiring their nurses to have a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing and this is becoming very controversial in the field. Nurse competency is measured by the NCLEX-RN (National Council exam for Registered Nurse) licensure exam. This exam is testing for minimal competency for the nurse to work safely within the basic practice of nursing. Before Florence Nightingale there was no specific scope of nursing practice, ill patients were just taken care of by prostitutes, religious women, or just women. Over the past 100 years since Florence Nightingale’s death there has been multiple advances which include the continuation of education and the development of new knowledge for patient care . There are multiple differences between nurses that have an associate’s degree and nurses that have a bachelor’s degree one very important one is the competencies of each and another difference is the effect of each degree on patient’s care. Research believes that the higher education the nurse has, the better ability the nurse can practice and the safer the patient care is. The Associate degree (ADN) can do a lot of day to day tasks, teach many patients how to manage their illness and injuries, talk to patients, jot down their signs and symptoms, coach a surgery patient. The ADN nurses…

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