Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V
August 11, 2013
Discussing the Differences in Competencies between nurses prepared at the Associate-Degree level versus the Baccalaureate-Degree level in Nursing.
Nursing has been constantly evolving in every direction of the health care field. In the beginning of nursing it was built and expanded on many frameworks of education/models. In becoming a registered nurse there are many stage: general educations, prerequisites, nursing school of Associate or Baccalaureate degree, Master of Nursing in multiple fields and Doctoral degree. When …show more content…
Patient Care Scenario
A patient is admitted with abdominal pain, fever and nausea and vomiting of 3 days. Patient doesn’t have any insurance; they speak Spanish as well as the family. The home meds of the patient are in Spanish. The Associate nurse would use her background of knowledge head to toe assignment as taught in nursing school. The assessment of the patient shows: patient is warm to touch, skin is clammy, and abdominal is round. The ADN may have the basic ground work of how to care for the patient. The patient is not the only one we care for. We care for the families, and friends of the patients. The ADN may not support the education or knowledge to fulfill the patient to their health.
The Bachelor nurses will be using the assessment and many resources at hand such as; the translator to be able to communicate with the patient and family, keeping close monitoring on the patient vital signs and demand if the patient is appropriate to be on a certain floor. Along with caring for the patient the BSN nurse is among other nurses and hospital staff. With the BSN the nurse may see the situation in a different view and may know