Comparing Competencies of Baccalaureate Degree Nurses with Associate Degree Nurses Grand Canyon University NRS-430V Professional Dynamics Jan 26, 2015 (O507) Submitted by: Gulshan Kaur Submitted on: February 08, 2015 Education and Preparation has an important effect on nurses and how they serve a purpose in the work field. There are many differences between a nurse that has an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree. In a clinical situation, these two levels of education show differences in how the nurse approaches the scenario and the factor that critical decision-making can have in that case. Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) takes a two to three year course. In the course they are instructed on the fundamentals or basics of nursing.
In principal, the two degrees can earn you a Registered Nurse Mark (RN) but they just differ in some aspects as follows * ADN is a two year program where BSN is four year program. * BSN offers research and help us understand how technology applying to nursing. Both programs include nursing on the field of psychiatry, community health, maternal and child health, newborn and pediatric, adult health. Nurses having a Bachelor Degree have multiple advantages over nurses with associate-degree education. There are three main differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus nurses prepared at the baccalaureate-degree level as follows.
Competency of ADN vs BSN Nurses Ronda Schell Grand Canyon University Professional Dynamics Kristen Bracken January 19, 2014 Competency of ADN vs BSN Nurses The debate over Baccalaureate degree RN vs Associate degree RN has been long standing. Prior to WWII nurses were required to obtain their education as hospitalized apprentice or a 4 year university degree. Following WWII, due to the shortage of nurses, Mildred Montag developed a curriculum for the 2 year associates degree nurse. Her curriculum envisioned the new nurse “the technical nurse.”(Nursing Timeline). Through research and testing it has been proven that achieving a Baccalaureate degree in nursing is beneficial in the areas of critical thinking, leadership skills and
Bloom's Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education Michelle Wallace NUR/427 May 13, 2013 Marc Verlasky Bloom's Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education Critical thinking is a valuable skill that nurses must have to provide quality nursing care as well as being accountable and responsible for educating patients in health care settings. Chronic diseases are by far the highest cause of deaths in the world ("World Health Organization", 2013). Patient education helps to bring the number of deaths and the number of patients with chronic diseases down. Objectives can help steer the transfer of knowledge and give a basis to evaluate the patient’s understanding of the information ("Creating Educational Objectives for Patient Education Using the New Bloom's Taxonomy", 2011). This paper will describe the research conducted on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education, describe the application of the research conducted on Nursing Education as well as discussing the three domains outlined in Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education and how it applies to the management of patients with chronic diseases.
Details: Write a formal paper (750-1,000 words) that addresses the following: 1.Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level in nursing. 2.Identify a patient care situation in which you describe how nursing care or approaches to decision-making may differ based upon the educational preparation of the nurse (BSN versus a diploma or ADN degree). For additional help finding 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 Qualified Nursing Workforce (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/NursingWorkforce.pdf)as a resource. Refer to the assigned readings for concepts that help support your main points.
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.
ADN programs are usually two year community college programs, which are more focused on learning the practical elements of nursing appropriate to provide direct care to patients and families during sickness and health restoration, mostly in acute care settings. Their knowledge is usually restricted to patient care in the hospitals and community health clinics (Moore, 2009). On the other hand, the baccalaureate-nursing program is a four-year program taught at universities that covers all the topics taught in associates and diploma nursing degrees. These students are required to take additional classes in social sciences and humanities and in nursing classes, they are taught about the importance of critical thinking and judgment, community and public health nursing, great communication as well as nursing leadership and management. Their training is related to evidence based research practice.
Associate Degree Nurses vs Bachelor Degree Nurses Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V-0501 April 19, 2015 The digressions in the competency of nurses with an associate-degree in nursing and a bachelor-degree in nursing might be puzzling due to the various educational pathways available to become a nurse. Understanding the history of the varied programs available aid in a better understanding of factors that influence nursing education. Nursing programs at all levels offer multiple programs that will offer a student one or more nursing credentials (Creasia, J.L. & Friberg, E., 2011). Nurse leaders have always argued the importance of higher education for nurses.
-petition to legislators -lobby congress Several provisions of the 2010 healthcare law have already been implemented, yet many people are still not aware of them (ANA, 2014) Nurses have an obligation to educate patients and communities on the benefits of the Healthcare Reform Act and how they can take advantage of them. -how to navigate the healthcare system -Medicare website Nursing home compare -free preventative services -how to find education resource centers References Archer, M. (2012) Healthcare Reform Act’s Impact on Older Americans. Journal of Illinois Nursing 110(4) 9-13. Robinson, S, Howie-Esquivel, J, & Viahov, D. (2012) Readmission Risk Factors after Hospital Discharge Among the Elderly. Population Health Management 15(6) 338-349.
The Nursing Process This paper will explore four peer reviewed articles from the ITT Virtual Library with the basis of the Nursing Process. The nursing process is said to be originally based on a nursing theory developed by Ida Jean Orlando. This theory developed as she observed nurses in action in the late 1950’s. Ms. Orlando observed two types of nursing, good and bad nursing. Nursing care continually needs to be directed at improving outcomes for the patient; not about nursing goals.