Now I know this may upset some but...
I think that all nurses should be BSN prepared at minimum, and all LPN, ASN, and diploma programs should be eradicated.
My reasoning for this? How many other fields can say they are "professionals" with less than an associate degree? Education is never a bad thing and the more education one has, the better. I believe nurses would be seen as more professional, and there would be less people trying to get into the field as a "fast and easy way to make decent money" as many nursing programs advertise. Perhaps then, nurses would see better wages and easier opportunites to find employment.
I would love to hear what others think on this topic. I turly hope this goes into effect in the near future!