Essay on Differences in Competencies Between Adn and Bsn

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Higher Education in Nursing Should be a Requirement
Jessy Kunnathupothiyil
Grand Canyon University: Professional Dynamics
July 06, 2013

Higher Education in Nursing Should be a Requirement

When people get sick, they are sensitive about the quality of care they receive. Today everybody looks for advanced health care from highly educated health care professionals. Is there any reality behind it? Could it be the high- education that enables nurses to provide high quality patient care? Although general nursing program provides basic education for nurses, higher education will equip the nursing professionals with skills, knowledge and competence to provide quality care to patients.

Advantages of Baccalaureate-Degree Level
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In the last few years, Health Care System has undergone extraordinary transformations. Health care is more globalized and commoditized. Clients choose to shop around hospitals before choosing one. Many Hospitals after having analyzed their essential nursing staff and systems of care have promoted and provided opportunities for educational advancement for associate degree holders. Most of the hospitals favor now new-hires to be BSNs.

Disadvantages Of Associate-Degree Level In Nursing
In comparison with ADN, BSN degree brings more competence, independence and autonomy and integrity. They will be able to cooperate with other associates of health care team in providing excellent holistic nursing care people look for today. Although both ADN and BSN candidates are eligible to take NCLEX board exam and might receive certification to practice their profession, undoubtedly BSNs are well trained to provide the excellent care one is looking for. In hospitals and other nursing care facilities, all the nurses work together, even if one is BSN or RN, but degree nurses get more chances for management and leadership due to their higher education. An associate degree level nurse operates more in bedside nursing whereas BSN functions from pre-admission to post discharge. A degree

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