ADN vs BSN

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allows one to make an educated decision.
“The definition of Nursing by the American Nurses Association is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses; and advocacy in health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations.”( What Is Nursing )

According to Health Resources and Service Administration “ There are 3,063,162 licensed Registered Nurses living in the United States. The most commonly reported initial nursing education of RN’s in the United States is the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), representing 45.4 percent of nurses. Bachelor’s or graduate degrees were received by 34.2 percent of RN’s, and 20.4 percent received their initial education in hospital-based diploma programs.” ( The Registered Nurse Population,2008)

The National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing released this statement in 1998. “Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) education provides a dynamic pathway for entry into registered nursing (RN) practice. It offers accessible, affordable, quality instruction to a diverse population. Initiated as a research project in response to societal needs, ADN education is continually evolving to reflect local community needs and current health care trends. ADN graduates are prepared to function in multiple health care settings, including community practice sites.” (National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing,1998)

The American Association of College of Nursing released the following statement in 2008 in support of the Baccalaureate Degree being the minimum standard of Nursing, “Rapidly expanding clinical knowledge and mounting complexities in health care mandate that professional nurses possess educational preparation commensurate with the diversified responsibilities required of them. As health care shifts from hospital-centered, inpatient care to more primary and preventive care throughout...
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