BSN the only "professional"?? - page 5

Hi everyone!! I have a question. I have a AS in nursing (for the last 2 months, yeah!) and I took my son to an urgent care center for a sinus infection yesterday. I was talking with the intake... Read More

  1. by   RN Zeke
    If she is so professional why isn't she doing research, or something that sounds ego boosting? Contact her boss and report the incident, would be my suggestion.
  2. by   Mebsss
    this information is taken from the ana website http://nursingworld.org/mainmenucate...education.aspx

    they recommended that in the future, all nursing education, technical and professional, would be based in colleges or universities. persons interested in technical practice would enroll in junior or community colleges and earn associate degrees in two-year programs: "…minimum preparation for beginning technical nursing practice at the present time should be associate degree education in nursing" (committee on nursing education, 1965, p. 108). those interested in professional nursing would enroll in four-year programs in colleges or universities: "…minimum preparation for beginning professional nursing practice at the present time should be baccalaureate degree education in nursing" (committee on nursing education, 1965, p. 107).

    i do not think that a truly professional nurse would undermine the career or education of a fellow nurse regardless of educational background.
    Last edit by Mebsss on Apr 15, '08 : Reason: Additional comment
  3. by   rn/writer
    Quote from mebss
    this information is taken from the ana website http://nursingworld.org/mainmenucate...education.aspx

    they recommended that in the future, all nursing education, technical and professional, would be based in colleges or universities. persons interested in technical practice would enroll in junior or community colleges and earn associate degrees in two-year programs: "…minimum preparation for beginning technical nursing practice at the present time should be associate degree education in nursing" (committee on nursing education, 1965, p. 108). those interested in professional nursing would enroll in four-year programs in colleges or universities: "…minimum preparation for beginning professional nursing practice at the present time should be baccalaureate degree education in nursing" (committee on nursing education, 1965, p. 107).
    if you look at the dates of the citations--some 43 years ago--you can see just how far this plan has progressed. such idealism is fine for the rarefied atmosphere of academia and theoretical discussion, but until someone comes up with a practical plan to provide enough instructors and programs to make bsn the entry level for nurses without severely exacerbating the current shortages and the prevalent job-dissatisfaction, talk of bsn-only is pretty much smoke and mirrors.


    i do not think that a truly professional nurse would undermine the career or education of a fellow nurse regardless of educational background.
    agreed. the way a nurse conducts herself overall has as much to do with professionalism as the letters after her name.

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