Average IQ of a BSN nurse

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    In your professional opinion, what's the average IQ of a BSN nurse? Could, say, someone of average to slightly above average IQ become a nurse?
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    More than a 1000. Seriously, out of millions do u expect us to know this?
    Common sense states above avg due to the skill, unpredictablity and creativity needed in an avg shift.
    joanna73 and ChristineN like this.
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    I would hope so - majority of the people are at average - height, weight, IQ, income etc.
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    I believe IQ have little to nothing to do with whether someone will make it through nursing school, pass boards, and land a job.
    I have worked with nurses that were not the brightest bulb on the tree with all different levels of education. Some nurses are book smart but lack clinical skills and vice versa.
    xtxrn, Crux1024, Erindel RN, and 10 others like this.
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    Doesn't matter how many IQ points you have, it matters how many of them you fire up at any given time. And I say that as a proud member of MENSA.
    mama_d, bagladyrn, Elvish, and 11 others like this.
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    This has nothing to do with iq level. Nursing is how well you communicate, asking pertinent questions, being a good team player, and being flexible. If you have all these, or learn these skills, you will go far.
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    The degree does not necessarily match the IQ level. Some schools have much higher standards than others. You have to be above average intelligence to graduate from one of the top ten schools....as well as very passionate and dedicated to the work. Hard work can get you a long way, but if you can't connect the dots......
    szeles23 likes this.
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    This question sounds very funny to me.
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    Most are a level two on the Fujisaki Scale. Bonus points to anyone who gets the reference.
    tvccrn, PrisonPsychRN, GrnTea, and 1 other like this.
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    I'll let you know when I finish my BSN....
    Lillian2515 likes this.


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