Benefits of a Bsn

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The Benefits of a BSN The Benefits of a BSN Nursing is a dynamic profession. As technology advances so does the need for educated, well trained nurses. Those who graduated with an ADN or diploma at some point in their career must ask themselves : What is the benefit of obtaining a BSN? How will this impact my career and my life? After weighing the pro's and cons, the only logical conclusion is that a BSN is worth the time and effort. The benefit to the patient is substantial and based on the Human Capital Theory there is a long term financial benefit to obtaining the degree. Patient Benefit Nurses at the ADN have the skills and knowledge to care for patients. Critical thinking is part of the job. Most of the upper division classes in a BSN program consist of Nursing Theory. Having the theoretical knowledge allows the nurse to take those critical thinking skills to a new level. “The BSN program teaches concepts of health maintenance and promotion, disease prevention, supervisory and leadership techniques and practices, and introduction into research. Additionally the program emphasizes critical decision and assessment skills and exercising independent nursing judgments...” (LaSac pp 242.) A BSN trained nurse is prepared for leadership roles in the healthcare field, either as a clinical leader/manager or as a research assistant. Furthermore the BSN prepares the nurse for the challenges ahead with an aging population and changes in the healthcare industry as a whole. It is also statistically shown that nurses prepared at the BSN level have better patient outcomes and lower mortality rates The BSN serves to “create more highly educated nursing workforce in the interest of improving patient safety and providing enhanced nursing care” (Rosseter 2012.) The patients receive the best care possible when the nursing workforce is trained at a higher level. Human
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