BostonFNP Guide 45,334 Views
Joined Apr 4, '11 - from 'Northshore, MA'.
BostonFNP is a Primary Care NP.
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The debate has already taken place. You're late to the party. Do a search on this site and you should find pages of discussion.
You haven't answered my question. What is the level of evidence for the studies? Are the studies not qualitative in design? This is a fairly low level of evidence.
I have no desire for a BSN for the simple fact that it doesn't help you as a floor nurse..
And the level of evidence for the studies? Qualitative?
Do we have a Randomized Control Trial yet?
To the above poster re correlation: correlation is not causation. Also, there are many reasons for a relationship.
I think you're confusing recently published with recent data. One of the more recent studies, the 2013 Aiken study, looked at ADN grads who on average graduated around 1985. Is the quality of non-BSN graduates in 1985 a reliable indicator of the quality of ADN programs in 2017? It might be if ADN programs haven't really changed any since then, but they've changed significantly during that time.
Assuming the data on 1985 graduates is still an accurate measurement of today's programs is like saying you're patient who had a SBP of 180 ten hours ago, and has since received of a boatload of antihypertensive, is still hypertensive even though you haven't rechecked a BP since ten hours ago.
My bipolar disorder is honestly not getting any better in terms of me being able to hold down a job, so am I really able to work? Is it worth it to go through all the trouble of what you have stated (although it is really great advice!) or going back to school for me to just quit another job in 6 months or less? The last few jobs I've held I wasn't at for more than 3 months. Of course this one I didn't quit but I did have a melt down & wanted to quit.
I'm in a good place mentally since my husband & I separated. I don't want to mess it up by adding more stress by working. So I have decided to apply for disability. I know it will take awhile but nothing has changed between then & now. Why keep torturing myself?
If I'm not mistaken, the OP is commenting about their perceived lack of value in the BSN program. Throughout the country, many seasoned nurses' clinical experiences are being discounted and devalued in lieu of the baccalaureate degree-hence, the 'education vs experience' is certainly apropos and applicable in this discussion. Perhaps your pomposity or need to defend your position and be right is responsible for your myopic view.
Honestly, you want to get your BSN first. It will open up far more options for you.
The more I read posts on this debate the more I think the crux of the issue really has nothing to do with degrees, coursework, application, or outcomes but rather with one group either feeling or being made to feel they are 1. left on the outside or 2. less of a nurse. It becomes so personal that way that implicit bias trumps any logical argument or data to the contrary.
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