Quote from KatieBell
I'd be curious to see how the study was performed and if they controlled for physicians and management. There's so many aspects contributing to mortality that I can not imagine that ASN degrees are the biggest one...or even one at all....
Same here. I don't want to turn this into another useless ADN vs BSN battle, but ADN's have more clinical experience than a BSN. A diploma nurse has more clincal experience than an ADN or BSN. So, in all reality, how can this be true?
I guess I can see it being true if they *just happened* to chose to investigate deaths that *just happened* to be involving ADN's, but how can a true control occur? Deaths happen, it's inevitable. I don't think most deaths happen or won't happen because the nurse is a diploma, ADN, BSN, MSN or PhD.
It's the same as you can be a 4.0 student and be a crappy nurse, as well as a C student and be a great nurse. I don't think anyone should pay much attention to these things. All it does is create a bad taste between coworkers. (As far as that goes, I have never seen a difference in any of the nurses I've had to be able to "pinpoint" who is diploma, ADN, or BSN!)
With all this said, I am going for my ADN first, but I am only 4 classes away from my future RN-BSN. So I am impartial, I think. I will be getting my ADN and then my BSN. I think they both good.