Analysis: The Joys Of Obtaining A BSN

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The Joys of Obtaining A BSN Barbara Dickson Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V There is a plethora of differences in abilities for the associate degree nurse versus the baccalaureate degree nurse. To start the level of education and the requirements for education are different. A person who purses an associate-degree in nursing only has to attend either a junior or community college for two years. Whereas the person who purses a baccalaureate-degree in nursing must receive a four year education from a university or college level. Also, there is a difference in the amount of credits that an associate degree nurse and baccalaureate-degree nurse must obtain. For example, “There is a distinct difference between the 72 ADN credits and the 125…show more content…
For instance, “Baccalaureate nursing programs encompass all of the course work taught in associate degree and diploma programs plus a more in-depth treatment of the physical and social sciences, nursing research, public and community health, nursing management, and the humanities.”(AACN, ANA, AONE, and NLN, 1995) Showing that there is a totally different level of thinking required when it comes to getting a baccalaureate-degree in nursing. “Unlike graduates of diploma or associate-degree nursing programs, the nurse with a baccalaureate-degree is prepared to practice in all health care settings-critical care, outpatient care, public health, and mental health.”(AACN, 1995) The previous sentence backs up the statement that more hospitals are preferring a baccalaureate-degree nurse over and associate-degree nurse; as you can clearly see they have and ability to do more in the…show more content…
I’m will use a personal experience as an example to explain. A patient recently diagnosed with prostate cancer was noncompliant with taking his medications and refusing his treatment. The patient verbalized that the nurses were giving him the wrong medicines and he would only take certain medicines. He also stated that he wanted his medicine left at the bedside. After different nurses had went in and tried working with this patient I went in. After entering the room I introduced myself to the patient and got straight to the point. I informed the patient that medicine could not be left at bedside it was against the hospital policy. Also I explained that the only medicines administered to him were the ones ordered by his doctor; and some medications that the doctor ordered was multiple dose. I discussed with the patient also that some medicine is not as effective when not taken all at the same time. Then I discussed with him that he had rights as a patient and could refuse if he so

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