Nursing Competencies by Educational Preparation of Associate Degree Nursing and Bachelor Degree Nursing.
This paper’s the focus will be on the differences in associate degree nursing (ADN and baccalaureate in nursing (BSN) competencies, based on educational preparation. Highly qualified nurses are required by most of the health care system, in the United States (US) Magnet hospitals, have require all nurse managers and nurses leaders to hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing by 2013. (Citation). This writer intents to analyze similarities and differences between ADN and BSN degrees, the ADN is an attractive option for many, due to shortened program, time and the reduce tuition rate; baccalaureate nursing program have additional classes in humanities, sciences and expanded nursing coursework. Additional classes in community health nursing, nursing management and research enables the BSN nurse to be prepared for broader scope of practice (citation). By the end of this paper the reader we will be able to differentiate the two educational levels based on a patient care scenario, which demonstrates why higher education is recommended for nurses.
Education Based on Degree.
Nursing schools have different nursing programs: Diploma, ADN and BSN are all degrees that lead to getting RN license also include in their core curriculum; Adult Health, Maternal and Newborn nursing, Pediatric, Psychiatric Nursing, Community Health nursing and Gerontological Nursing, the starting rate is also similar( some cases rate differ on advance positions that require BSN level). There are differences that makes of BSN as higher educational level of nursing compared to ADN, length of time and the amount of credits required to complete each programs, ADN typically takes 2 years, while BSN is 4 years including also the time spent taking the prerequisites to enroll in the program, BSN offer more courses in nursing theory including nursing research, and nursing...
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