Nurse Vs ADN

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A look inside the differences in education. Being an ADN prepared nurse, I am already biased to the opinion that I have the same level of technical capabilities as the BSN nurse does. I am able to start IV’s, complete assessments, administer medications and perform patient care just as well as the next nurse. I may not have the extra education that they have, but I really didn’t need it either, or do I? I have heard it so many times, “I can run circles around any BSN.” This saying may be true, but who is prepared to be the director of that circle in which we are running around? Education Just for arguments sake we are going to focus on the two major types of nursing degrees to obtain ability to sit for the NCLEX-RN. First we will look at the ADN programs. This is a two year program offered mainly by community colleges. They sometimes offer the option of a BSN bridge program as well. The ADN program offers the ability to keep schooling costs low, easier entry into programs, availability to those who wouldn’t be able to go to a four year university and allows for a faster path to getting into the job market. The draw backs…show more content…
It can be said that no matter what type of education we have, “that both ADN and BSN programs contribute to building a strong nursing workforce.” (AACC) I think that the future of nursing will continue to depend upon the ADN trained nurses. However, we need to push for higher education using employer assistance and incentives for educational advancements. Many clinical settings across the country are differentiating practice and advertising positions that either require or prefer the BSN for employment. In conclusion, what I am trying to say is that I am not against obtaining a BSN. I think that the ADN needs to remain an important place to start if you cannot afford the huge university bills and need a job to get further ahead. Our communities may depend on these nurses, just as it once was dependent upon LPNs at one
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