Educational Preparation Essay

777 Words Oct 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Dorett Clarke-Clay Sandra White 2015

Educational Preparation

Despite the fact that the preparation for the Associate Degree in nursing slightly differs from the preparation for the Baccalaureate degree they both hold the title of Registered Nurses. A 3- year associate degree usually offered at a community college; and the 4- year baccalaureate degree offered at a senior college and universities. There are many surveys and research that are being carried out that shows the quality of care given to patients by nurses with associate degree and baccalaureate degree definitely differences exist in competencies based on
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There are factors that indicated that baccalaureate degree in nursing proves education has a strong impact on a nurse’s ability to practice, and that patients deserves the best educated nurses in the every work place that they encounter with patients. Also, hospitals with higher percentage of registered nurses with baccalaureates have lower congestive heart failure mortality, decubitus ulcers, and post-operative deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. The way of the future of nursing is empowering educational standards to higher knowledge base on outcomes, there are definitely managed care and evidence based practices exist with higher educational preparation.
I have worked for 9.5 years in a hospital based setting and was not treated as a nurse with an ADN degree because of my experience that I developed over the years paying attention working alongside with nurses who had more experience than me. Working in a unit with very sick patients there are one experience in particular that resonated in me. I remember I was working on the telemetry/ critical care unit and I heard squealing coming from the patient’s room, I rushed in the patient’s room to inquire what the squeal was all about and the patient just had defibrillator placed in her left chest and it was set higher than 100 and lower than 50 and if the settings is too high or too low then patient’s

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