Associate’s Degree Nurse ADN was introduced fifty years ago. The need for a new type of nurse was created due to a nursing shortage. The success of early programs attracted students and quickened the growth of associate degree programs. Patients for the ADN are individuals and their families. According to National League for Nursing Competencies for Graduates of Associates Degree Programs are: * Human flourishing- advocate for patients and their families * Nursing judgment- Make judgments in practice substantiated with evidence * Professional identity- implement one’s role in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility and ethical practices * Spirit of inquiry- Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo Baccalaureate Degree Nurse BSN was initiated in 1909….