What sense does that make? How is having an RN who also has their bachelors degree in, say marketing...any mopre beneficial than an ADN?
Do you realize that the BSN courses differ from the ADN courses in that they focus also on management skills (scheduling, delegating, employee relations, legalities, etc), public/community health nursing, and nursing research amongst other things. There are often more science credits as well-ie an extra sem. of chemistry. It's not the same as an ADN with some extra fluffy elective classes thrown in as many think. And you can't just throw these into a general RN program, they take time
(please note I'm not saying anything against those who hold an ADN or diploma in nsg. But I have read in many places that the onnly diff is taking some extra humanities, when in reality there are related differences in the levels of education)
People don't hone the critical skills necessary for nursing just because they have a bachelors degree. A degree in marketing, or computer science or mathmatics or political science or women's studies or pre-law, etc...that's supposed to prepare someone for nursing??
Not to mention the extra years
required (I'd guess that after throwing in the "professional" courses, it'd be around 3yrs...enough to have become an APRN if done normally), but you'd expect someone to
1. APPLY TO
2. GET ACCEPTED INTO
3. COMMUTE TO
4. FIND CHILDCARE FOR
5. GRADUATE FROM and
6. PAY FOR two different institutions of higher learning? No spank you! :uhoh21: I don't even want to think what this would do to the nsg shortage!
...all while either working full time or being supported financially by a significant other or their family?
No spank you! :uhoh21: I don't even want to think what this would do to the nsg shortage!
No offense, but this is one of the weirdest suggestions regarding the "BSN mandatory" issue that I've ever heard. I'm thoroughly confused here as to why you thought this would benefit ANYONE--nurses, patients, families, hospitals...