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morelostthanfound has 27 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CVOR, General/Trauma Surgery.

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You are reading page 2 of BSN not helpful. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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As my old boss used to say, "those bridge programs put the BS in BSN." My RN-BSN program was, fortunately, cheap, and from an education standpoint, I certainly got what I paid for.

Nursing has done a great job of creating a "career ladder" that now the field is chock full of master's degree pseudo-positions like CNLs, CNSs, CNMLs, that as far as I can tell specialize in naval-gazing, self-aggrandizement, and maintaining a hierarchy based on useless degrees rather than ability. Similarly, what about those "doctoral prepared" PhDs with a specialty in "nursing theory" (still haven't met a single practicing nurse who has any idea what a nursing theory is supposed to do for us or patients) Without this false heirarchy, and loads of undergraduate students with these mandatory classes, these people would have to get real jobs. It's by far in their best interest to maintain the status quo and not push for a curriculum and subsequent care delivery system based on science because then they'd be pushed out.

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morelostthanfound has 27 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CVOR, General/Trauma Surgery.

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frozenmedic, you hit the nail on the head with that response. This 'false hierarchy' that you describe is indeed real and and pervasive-I refer to them as the "educated idiots" as in "I can't necessarily do your job, but allow me to assist you regarding how to do your job". They are there M-F, 7-3 only, so don't look for a clinical specialist on weekends, nights, or holidays! Need help with patient cares-(insert sound of crickets). Also, as you mentioned, in studying nursing theory, I really had to ask myself if there are actually nurses that believe or find any utility whatsoever from this load of BS?? Some of them really are just so bizarre that I am left scratching my head-'energy transfers', 'helicacy', 'integrality'-really? What?

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Well if someone is dumb enough to get an ASN instead of an ABSN when they already have a bachelors, then maybe they need the gen ed classes.

Hmmmm. I'm doing exactly that - primarily because it will enable me to actually work as nurse more quickly and then earn my BSN - hopefully - an NP. Locally, there is an accelerated RN-BSN program, but not a reputable accelerated BSN for those of us that hold non-nursing Bachelors.

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