Bsn vs Adn

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Discussing the Differences in Competencies between nurses prepared at the Associate-Degree level versus the Baccalaureate-Degree level in Nursing.

Discussing the Differences in Competencies between nurses prepared at the Associate-Degree level versus the Baccalaureate-Degree level in Nursing. How does someone prepare to become a Registered Nurse (RN)? How extensively of does someone’s education need to be? In preparing to become a Registered Nurse there are multiple steps, starting with general educations, prerequisites, and finally nursing school. In the beginning the Registered Nurse is a licensed professional who has the opportunity to advance their education to the highest standards for patient care. The question to have in mind is which degree to earn: Associate (ADN) or Baccalaureate degree (BSN). In exploring this decision between Associates and Bachelor’s degree we need to look at the history, resembles and a patient care situation.
History
Looking back into the history of nursing the first formal nursing education was only a four month long program, in 1873. Due to the nursing shortage during World War II the Associate degree program was born. Mildred Montag saw a way to help out the nursing shortage in creating what she called “technical nurse.” The nurse was to provide direct, safe, nursing care. The nursing education was general education with clinical nursing skills. (Whitehead, Weiss, & Tappen, 2007, p. 277) The plan was for the ADN nurse to work under or be supervision by the BSN nurse. But somewhere down the line the instruction were lost. And today, the Associate Nurse Degree in nursing is base as a two year program with the same idea. The Associate nurse is able to take the NCLEX-RN exam. The Bachelor’s program was created in the 1909 by University of Minnesota. The BSN program is a four or five years of school consisting of
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