Competency differences between ADN and BSN Nurses
Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V Professional Dynamics (0102) March 24, 2013
Nursing is a profession that provides crucial role in providing physical and emotional care for the sick, injured and handicapped. Nursing is an occupation with great responsibility. The well-being of the patient must be constantly observed, understood and evaluated. If a patient’s condition changes in any way, a Registered Nurse must make smart and timely decision about what to do next, what medicine to administer and what information to provide the physicians. Registered Nurses are compassionate and have a strong desire to help others. They are not only able to provide bed side care and make patients feel at ease before surgery, but are also willing to help educate the patient and his/her family about good health and hygiene. Registered Nurses work in a variety of setting, ranging from hospitals and clinics to nursing homes. Nursing is the one of the most rewarding profession one could ask for in the medical field. To become an RN, three routes of education such as baccalaureate-degree, associate degree and nursing diploma are usually offered. Regardless of what route of education is chosen, every prospective nurse would have to take a standardized test called NCLEX. This test would test the knowledge of individual on a theory basis but the profession of nursing is much more than that. According to ANA, Nursing is defined as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (ANA, 2013). This means nursing is about knowing how to protect, take care of and provide the best patient care to satisfy their needs by optimizing their health. On this note, BSN and ADN degree nurses are...
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