Should Nurses be required to obtain a bachelors degree?
A question posed in one of my nursing classes today... of course, my instructors, and my fellow classmates are biased since I am attending a 4 year University, but it is a heated topic regardless.
Personally, I believe that it is experience that creates what we all know was the "nursing professional," but I also believe that there should be some standardization in the level of nursing training. I would not be opposed to upping the ante on Nursing education, weather this meant a Master's degree, of even a doctorate... however, at the same time I understand that there is still a shortage of nurses in the field as well as educators to prepare students to enter the field.
So, my opinion remains divided... What do you all think???
Sep 21, '06
Kristen are you changing topics? As we said we have an extensive search here.
The ADN/BSN debate goes on and you can find some very good points made for each side. IF you'd like to start another thread about burnout we can do that too.
Last edit by P_RN on Sep 21, '06