I am working on an assignment for school. I am in my last semester of an ADN program.
The assignment is to think about my definition of what a Professional Nurse is and how the current nursing image is impacting it.
I was wondering what everyone thought of BSN and ADN educations. The reason I ask is that I found an ancient article on professional nursing that stated that an ADN is a technical Nurse and the BSN is the professional Nurse. I thought, what does it matter? both are held to the same standards of practice, the same workload, responsibilities ect. How can one be professional and one just be technical?
I would appreciate any thoughts on this as it will enhance my response assignment.
I do not understand how the two are different, except that the BSN has more stuff for community based nursing in it and the ADN is focused mostly on Hospital based nursing.