What can I do with my BSN that Assoc. RN's can't? - page 20

I just graduated with my BSN this spring. I'm working as a PCA2/Graduate Nurse at a local hospital until I take my boards... I am taking my HESI tomorrow at the college I graduated from. This is an... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from zenman
    earle58, quit kissing up to nursemike...you're both sinking...you more than he!

    Both of you go to your rooms!
    ok. mike, your room or mine?
  2. by   zenman
    From NSU college of nursing:

    Associate Degree in Nursing A two-year technical degree nursing education program that prepares graduates for basic nursing care in hospitals and long term care settings. Four semesters of clinical are offered at Shreveport and Leesville.

    LPN to RN
    A two-year plan for the LPN to pursue the Associate degree in Nursing. The purpose of the articulation plan is to facilitate the upward mobility of students in the nursing curriculum. The Associate degree in Nursing prepares graduates to provide basic nursing care in hospitals and long term care settings.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    A four-year professional nursing education program that includes liberal arts education preparing graduates for beginning nursing practice in a wide variety of settings including acute and long term care, community and school health and critical care. After three semesters of academic courses and acceptance into clinical courses, students must complete five semesters of clinical courses on the Shreveport campus.

    They said it, not me!
  3. by   leslie :-D
    oh and zenman, i would guesstimate that i have hundreds of hours of a&p, as i like to read medical/nsg books at my leisure. neurotic? absolutely. but i still apply this solid knowledge base in my practice...which summarizes the bottom line.

    YES , the minimum entry to nursing should be a bsn.
    BUT , it still does not separate the chaff from the grain.

    peace.

    leslie
  4. by   zenman
    Quote from earle58
    oh and zenman, i would guesstimate that i have hundreds of hours of a&p, as i like to read medical/nsg books at my leisure. neurotic? absolutely. but i still apply this solid knowledge base in my practice...which summarizes the bottom line.

    YES , the minimum entry to nursing should be a bsn.
    BUT , it still does not separate the chaff from the grain.

    peace.

    leslie

    And I agree with you.
  5. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from zenman
    And I agree with you.
    thud........
  6. by   zenman
    Don't forget to check out my website before you go. I'm going to bed. Three days off! And I've made the decision to give up my supervisor job and get back in the ED or ICU; patient care is just too much fun. Plus I'll probably go to NP school also. I love learning! :chuckle
  7. by   jeepgirl
    from the way zenman talks, every ADN and diploma nurse is an uneducated fool, not worthy of doing any more than the basic functions of nursing. that is basically what you are saying. and I find it sickening. the other thing you are saying is that nursing is not a respected profession because of ADN and diploma nurses. and that is wrong.

    the only reason people might think that nursing is not a respected profession because of nurses like yourself. You see, if I was not a nurse... and if I see you talking about how unprofessional stupid and uneducated everyone around you is, I might believe it also... I don't wouldn't the difference.

    Look. Every nursing school has to meet criteria for it to be able to teach students to become RNs. I think its great that ADN schools can do that in three years instead four.

    I've never heard of a two year LPN program.

    Since I graduated from school, I don't know how many
    times I have had family members, neighbors, friends and others say something to the effect of "oh, you're a nurse! that is a wonderful job... you get to take care of and help people every day. that's such a great job... you must be so smart to be able to be a nurse!"

    you make it sound like adn and diploma nurses are monkeys hanging IV's and giving meds mindlessly all day long, that we are functioning outside the scope of our practice. there is nothing in the "scope of practice" that I can't do as an entry level ADN that an entry level BSN can do.

    obviously, we are educated to a level that is comparable to that of a BSN nurse. if we weren't, we'd all be tested differently, or BSN nurses would have a different designation instead of just being an "RN".

    obviously, if you don't have a BSN and you're a nurse, then you're squat to this guy. someone needs to wake up here.

    basically, i think that you can do anything with your ADN that you can with your BSN if you want to, unless you want to go to grad school. other than that, the only thing a bsn might do is make it a little bit easier for you to obtain that promotion you're wanting... but if you've proven yourself to be a good nurse and a hard worker, i have personally not seen the lack of a BSN to be a problem.
  8. by   OBRNinTN
    AMEN!!!!
    Nursing is nursing..I'll get my degree in egomania later.


    Quote from jeepgirl
    from the way zenman talks, every ADN and diploma nurse is an uneducated fool, not worthy of doing any more than the basic functions of nursing. that is basically what you are saying. and I find it sickening. the other thing you are saying is that nursing is not a respected profession because of ADN and diploma nurses. and that is wrong.

    the only reason people might think that nursing is not a respected profession because of nurses like yourself. You see, if I was not a nurse... and if I see you talking about how unprofessional stupid and uneducated everyone around you is, I might believe it also... I don't wouldn't the difference.

    Look. Every nursing school has to meet criteria for it to be able to teach students to become RNs. I think its great that ADN schools can do that in three years instead four.

    I've never heard of a two year LPN program.

    Since I graduated from school, I don't know how many
    times I have had family members, neighbors, friends and others say something to the effect of "oh, you're a nurse! that is a wonderful job... you get to take care of and help people every day. that's such a great job... you must be so smart to be able to be a nurse!"

    you make it sound like adn and diploma nurses are monkeys hanging IV's and giving meds mindlessly all day long, that we are functioning outside the scope of our practice. there is nothing in the "scope of practice" that I can't do as an entry level ADN that an entry level BSN can do.

    obviously, we are educated to a level that is comparable to that of a BSN nurse. if we weren't, we'd all be tested differently, or BSN nurses would have a different designation instead of just being an "RN".

    obviously, if you don't have a BSN and you're a nurse, then you're squat to this guy. someone needs to wake up here.

    basically, i think that you can do anything with your ADN that you can with your BSN if you want to, unless you want to go to grad school. other than that, the only thing a bsn might do is make it a little bit easier for you to obtain that promotion you're wanting... but if you've proven yourself to be a good nurse and a hard worker, i have personally not seen the lack of a BSN to be a problem.

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