For those of you with BSN's, what is it you get from your BSN that you do not get from an ADN, that is better for your individual patients?
I have my ADN, intend to get my BSN (and always did intend to, but needed to start earning money sooner than that). I understand how the extra education is useful for department/unit management skills and such. But many say that BSN is important to nursing for the patients' sakes
, and I am trying to discover why. Please be more specific than "critical thinking skills" and the like.
DC, ED NOC RN ADN
Abbreviations R Us
Dec 30, '10
They have done studies and I have read that BSN nurses have better patient outcomes more than ADN nurses. At my facility BSN nurses make 5% more then ADn nurses. I have also noticed when I work their really is a difference in a way that a BSN nurse works versus a ADN nurse. What I have noticed myslef is that BSN nurses really do look more into the future outcome of the patient versus the ADN nurse. I have seen a BSNs nurses seem to take account so many other things outside of what was taught in ADN school. I am not saying the an ADN nurse is not capable of going the extra mile, but it seems like most of them don't and I see many more BSN nurses going that extra mile. I don't know it is just what I have seen. I do see ADN nurses going that extra mile too but it just seems like BSN nurses do it more often then not. ?? is it becasue they have an advanced degree? I don't know? maybe they know the legal consequences more then the ADN nurse so they make that extra effort? I don't rememebr learning very many legal things in my ADN program but a LOT of legal stuff in the BSN program.. this could be one of the reason.. but honestly I don't really know?
For me personally I loved being a nurse and just learning more and more about it gives me satisfaction. Even though a floor nurse is a floor nurse. I work with MSN, BSN and ADN floor nurses and we all do the exact same thing and are responsible for the same things. Techinicaly there is NO difference.
Last edit by nursynurseRN on Dec 30, '10
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