ADN VS BSN
Patient Care Situation-BSN versus Diploma/Associate Degree
Student: Gurdeep Kals
Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V
JAN 11th, 2015
competences differences between Nurses ADN/Diploma vs. BSN Nurses play a very critical and important part in patient care and safety, bedside care regardless of degree. Education has an important effect on all health care providers. We are learning every day, we should go more forward to learn better to get more education. This paper will explain the differences between ADN/Diploma and BS Nurse. Health care trends are leading to more complex, advance care and needs. Trends are impacting on the profession of nursing, where most of the employers are looking for BSN Nurse versus ADN/Diploma. To become a licensed registered nurse, all nurses should be graduated from nursing school and must pass the NCLEX Licensing Exam. Both nurses are graduated from nursing school, they are wonderful nurses even they have been trained from other countries. It depends upon which program works for one nurse while another program may better suit another nurse’s needs. All programs will make very good nurse. They both are eligible for NCLEX Licensing Exam. But still education, skills and experience play a role in clinical and decisions making.
Associate Degree/Diploma: Majority of Licensed nurses are an ADN/Diploma nurses. An Associate degree/Diploma nursing can take their degree within two to three years and became a RN. ADN Degree required 72 credits in nursing programs. Diploma nurses attend the classes and clinical practice in nursing schools/colleges associated with hospital or medical facility. Full time student will attend the classes and clinical experience , most college send student for clinical experience at least 5 days a week. Associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN) program was
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