Bsn Curriculum

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Increasing Register Nurse-BSN Enrollments: Facilitating Articulation through Curriculum Reform Sheryl Quinn University of Detroit Mercy Increasing RN-BSN Enrollments: Facilitating Articulation through Curriculum Reform Introduction People often think of a nursing career as a way to help clients in a meaningful way. Having a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing allows the nurse to practice in many levels of nursing and also a stepping stone for higher education that helps to specialize in many exciting fields of client care. Increasing enrollment in nursing programs is one method to deal with the shortage of nurses. The need to increase the number of nurses educated at the baccalaureate (BSN) level is very significant. The viable way to increase the volume of BSN graduate is to promote state wide and mandated articulation agreements and create an environment where academic progression is facilitated. The first step in the process of implementing articulation agreements is to bring together nursing educators at the BSN and ADN level to assess prerequisites, transfer credit and evaluate the overall curriculum. This article was taken from the Journal of Continuing Education in nursing July 2008; Vol. 39, No 7. (Spencer, 2008). Motivation for the BSN enrollment The National Advisory Council on Nurses Education and Practice (1996) has…show more content…
The BSN completion is a necessary step on the path toward MS/MN preparation and is required or preferred for a number of leadership and clinical practice roles. Ideally, objectives of the RN-BSN curriculum should be flexible and based on the unique career goals of the students. A BSN gives the degree, knowledge and critical leadership skills for an RN to advance in the world of medicine, business and personal

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