Come on, Be serious and be nice, I won't get an A with out your help.
I understand that some obscure academic said that in order for a profession to be a profession that the education had to be at the Bachelor's level. (I think that guy was smoking crack and the theory needs to be re-visited especially in the light of newer emerging professions of this century. I mean hey, what kind of Degree did Bill Gates have when he founded Microsoft?)
So what? Does that mean if an academic said that you had to jump off a bridge to be a professional you would do it?
Seriously, entry level nursing is way way down the totem pole at the nursing assistant/housekeeping level. THERE is where nursing starts. Mopping the floor, wiping butts and emptying bedpans. I have heard Nurses, BSNs and ADNs alike, who never worked in patient care before they became a nurse say that that is not part of their jobs.
Seriously folks. Consider it. What were the duties of a nurse a century ago? Did nurses have formal education? Bachelor Degrees? For that matter did Doctors? Are we saying that those women who worked their butts off in the Crimean war were not professionals? What about the heroic nurses of WWI, II the Korean War and the Vietnam War? Are you telling me that by not having a Bachelor's Degree that made them less a professional than a BSN on the floor today?
And so what if one nurse has a bachelor's degree and I don't? How is that nurse better than me? I have known BSNs and ADN's alike who probably should have had to re-take nursing school
to re-learn their basics of care. I have known BSNs and ADNs alike who were at the top of their game.
The whole devisive bickering over entry level is irrelevant. APRNs, BSNs, ADNs, LPNs, CNAs and housekeepers are here to stay. It isn't going to change. It may get worse but I doubt ever better.
Please help me understand the fundamental difference between BSNs and ADNs, other than telling me that one has a bachelors degree and the other does not. How are their practices different? How are their frameworks different? What makes either better or worse than the other?