Write a formal paper of 750-1,000 words that addresses the following: 1. Discuss the di? erences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level. 2. Identify a patient care situation in which you describe how nursing care or approaches to decision-making may di? er based upon the educational preparation of the nurse (BSN versus a diploma or ADN degree). For additional help +nding research on this topic, refer to the GCU Library tutorial located at in the Student Success Center. Refer to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Fact Sheet:
Creating a More Highly Quali+ed Nursing Workforce as a resource. Refer to the assigned readings for concepts that help support your main points. Refer to “Grand Canyon University College of Nursing Philosophy. ” This is an informational resource to assist in completing the assignment. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria and
expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. NRS430V. v10R. GrandCanyonUniversityCollegeofNursingPhilosophy_Student .docx When looking at the competencies of ADN vs BSN nurses, it is quite di? cult to lay out the di? erences. When I was in my ADN nursing I had friends that were in BSN programs and would constantly study and compare our programs just out of curiosity. When comparing the timeline of the program and pre-requisites was completely equal, both taking about 10 semesters or 5 years.
When we got more into our programs and learned some stu? there were big di? erences that I immediately picked up on. First, my program’s curriculum was patient focused with 2 full years of classroom pharmacology time. Compared to that of the BSN’s curriculum they were focused on management and majority of the information you get when you are not one-on-one with the patient. The other big thing that I noticed with her BSN program was that they did one semester of online pharmacology. This is a topic that we covered in my nursing class with my instructor, having a BSN is not becoming a requirement because of the many reasons.
More and more hospitals now are becoming Magnet status showing their excellency in nursing, the “old” nurses of the baby boomer generation are getting to the age of retirement and some hold high nursing positions in various facilities. For a nurse to take their spot it would make sense that they need to hold the appropriate degree and have the best education for that position. When looking at a patient care situation where the care would di? er between a BSN prepared nurse vs an ADN, the answer would always be “it depends.
” Even though my ADN program was very extensive with it’s pharmacology knowledge, that doesn’t mean all ADN programs are the same. BSN programs I feel are more structured and can sum up it’s curriculum to meet the others. Im going to compare the curriculum for Denver School of Nursing’s ADN vs BSN programs. Both of these require previous college experience. Requirements for admission – ADN applicants must receive 75% minimum on the HESI, have completed Anatomy and Physiology within 7 years, transfer in with at least 24 credits coursework with a GPA of 2.
0 or better. The ADN program covers nursing classes like basic health assessment, di? erentiated practice, foundations of nursing, basic pharmacology, gerontological nursing, med/surg concepts, IV therapy, advanced med/surg, childbearing family and children clinical, RN leadership and capstone.
The program is a total of 110 credits -BSN: Includes nursing classes like health assessment, topic of professional nursing, foundations of nursing, nursing research, pharmacology, med/surg, IV tx, topic of professional nursing 2, mental health nursing, med/surg 2,pediatric nursing, obstetrical, community/public health, leadership and management, and senior integrative seminar with capstone.
This program has a total of 197 credits upon completion. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Fact Sheet: – lower mortality rates, fewer medication errors, and positive outcomes are all linked to nurses prepared at the baccalaureate and graduate degree level. – facilities are pushing their RN workforce to pursue higher education in order to prepare themselves for the challenging and complex roles. – Upon completion of Denver School of Nursing’s.
Associate Degree program, a student should be able to: • Demonstrate clinical competence across the lifespan within the scope of the Associates Degree/Registered Nurse • Demonstrate an ability to use e? ective communication and collaboration skills with patients, families, and colleagues.
• Use e? ective decision-making skills when developing a patient’s plan of care and when delegating patient care • Demonstrate accountability for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to nursing practice • Identify safety risks to self, patients, families, and others and implement measures to prevent injury • Integrate professional role concepts into the care of patients Upon completion, a student should be prepared to:
• Provide direct and indirect care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations • Design, manage, and coordinate nursing care • Base practice on current knowledge, theory, and research • Assume responsibility and accountability for practice • Form partnerships with patients, family, and other healthcare professionals • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the delivery of care.