Write a formal paper (750-1,000 words) that addresses the following: 1.Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level in nursing. 2.Identify a patient care situation in which you describe how nursing care or approaches to decision-making may differ based upon the educational preparation of the nurse (BSN versus a diploma or ADN degree).
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Refer to “Grand Canyon University College of Nursing Philosophy.” This is an informational resource to assist in completing the assignment.
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NRS 430 Professional Dynamics
June 8, 2014
1.Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level in nursing. 2.Identify a patient care situation in which you describe how nursing care or approaches to decision-making may differ based upon the educational preparation of the nurse (BSN versus a diploma or ADN degree).
All focus on health, environment and person—gcu philosophy of nursing Nursing as a profession is a field that continues to grow and expand with opportunities. As these opportunities are created, expectations related to level of competency and fund of knowledge are increased. As a whole we are all RNs and have taken the NCLEX examination which as ( aach website) states it “tests for minimum technical competency for safe entry into basic nursing practice.” However, there are different levels of education and competency. As an associate degree RN or baccalaureate degree in nursing are considered “entry level RN”, and those who pursue further education such as Masters degree or doctorate level are considered “ advanced professional nurses or nursing” (gateway philosophy of nursing”. )
With each education level of nursing comes differences in competencies and knowledge. For example as an associate degree or baccalaureate degree in nursing you are educated on the skills and foundations of “assessing, critical thinking, communicating, providing care, teaching and leading,” according to GCU Philosophy of nursing. Not only are we taught the skills needed, instructors would also focus on the concepts of autonomy, altruism, human dignity in respect to any individual receiving care regardless of who that person is. These values in conjunction with the skills taught help to create a not only knowledgeable but compassionate and caring nurse. GCU philosophy of nursing focus on both the skills and values needed to create an entry level BSN nurse.
At a masters level of nursing or advanced professional nursing on is considered
Master’s nursing practice expands upon baccalaureate nursing concepts to include clinical practice knowledge, coaching/mentoring/teaching, consulting/collaborating, advanced leadership, and nursing education with a focus on research and quality assurance, critical thinking, spirituality, diversity, caring, and life-long learning. The advanced professional nursing role relies on best practices and evidence-based research with a focus on evaluation of health, outcomes, and processes.