Grand Canyon University
May 14, 2011
Competencies between nurses prepared at Associate Degree level vs. Baccalaureate Degree level
A nurse is a person formally educated and trained in the care of the sick or infirm. The nurse works in collaboration with other healthcare professionals and is responsible for the treatment, safety, and recovery of sick people who are in need of close observation and physical, emotional, spiritual and social care. This paper will explain the competencies for nurses prepared at the ADN and BSN levels.
Nursing shortage in early 1990’s inspired the nursing …show more content…
For example if a elderly women complaints of abdominal pain and she is restless and short of breath, If it is a ADN who is assigned to this pt her skills and critical thinking ability is limited and she would be look at the problem which the patient complaints and help the client to be comfortable, But if it is a BSN she would use her critical thinking ability and look beyond the present complaints and think of other body system that can issues like as study shows that female client does not exhibit any chest pain even if they are having myocardial infarction, so the BSN uses her skills and look at that and try to do a cardiac workup and call the MD and do all that is needed to treat the pt and keep the client out of danger.By this action she will keep the clients family happy.
Obtaining a BSN the door opens into management positions clinical educator positions, A masters of the science of nursing, moving forward as an advance practice nurse within your specialty and obtaining a doctorate in nursing