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Developing an Increase of BSN Nurses

Isabel Perez
Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR351: Transition in Professional Nursing
Spring 2011

Developing an Increase of BSN Nurses
In today’s competitive job market it is essential to obtain a higher level of education to compete for higher end employment. This does not hold true for nursing because nurses do not have set standards to practice. When it comes to BSN preparation the AONE states “this educational preparation will prepare nurses of the future to function as equal partner, collaborator, and manage of The American Association (AACN) conveys that the baccalaureate of science in nursing should be minimum educational requirements for professional nursing practice (AACN, 2003.) In a 2004 report, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, revealed baccalaureate prepared nurses account for 30% of the workforce. Why are there are hardly any RN’s with BSN degrees.   What are the benefits of obtaining a BSN? What will it take to entice the e RN’s to overcome those obstacles of pursuing a Baccalaureate degree in nursing? In Dr. Janine Spencer’s 2008 article, in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Increasing RN-BSN Enrollments: Facilitating articulation through Curriculum Reform, She answers these questions.
A BSN focuses in areas of theory, research, leadership and community health and these are very important concepts that are essential to the practicing nurse. Broader concepts of nursing interventions promote positive patient outcomes (Tomey & Alligood,). The BSN enhances nurses’ concepts of the profession and provides a wider range of experiences, allowing them to better adapt to an ever-changing health care environment (Jacobs, DiMatio, Bishop, & Fields, 1998).

The benefits of pursuing a Baccalaureate degree in nursing include a broader knowledge base that will allow the nurse to work and adapt to any situation that will ensure better patient outcomes....


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