The elaborate curriculum and clinical hours required by academic criteria make BSN nurses highly trained and qualified to meet the nation’s patients’ nursing needs and deliver safe, effective patient care.In a study published in the October 2014 issue of Medical Care, Olga Yakusheva, researcher at the University of Michigan, found out that a 10 percent increase in the proportion of baccalaureate-prepared nurses on hospital units was associated with a 10.9% possible decrease in patient mortality.Whether you choose to pursue an ASN or a BSN degree, one thing is sure: after you graduate and pass the NCLEX exam, you will be licensed as a registered nurse.A traditional RN job includes simple nursing care, recording patient symptoms, and medical history, supporting the family, educating patients on diseases, working in close consultation with doctors and using simple medical equipment.
It is safe to say that after you earn your baccalaureate degree, your career options get broader than it would with an ADN.The bill, if passed, will be a method used to raise the skill level of today’s nurse workforce.If you want to find out more about this legislation, read the New York Daily News piece on the topic."Most of the time when nurses go back to school, they do it grudgingly, but actually find out that there's a really good reason they went back to school.
There are so many other professions that require at least a baccalaureate degree for entry and now nursing has gotten on the bandwagon." Studies have linked more highly educated nurses to improved care and better outcomes for patients.
All current RNS, and those who are enrolled in an associate's degree program or on a wait list to enter a program, are grandfathered in under the new law and will not be required to get a higher degree.