allnurses Guide nursel56 7,065 Posts Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty. Has 47 years experience. Jul 8, 2013 The information that I have found that points towards better/safer care for patients were on nurses that obtained their RN to BSN, not just initial BSN, or ADN for that matter. Some of these studies don't diferentiate between the two. Example: The nurses could have been working as an ADN or Diploma for the past 20 years and then got their BSN and all of the sudden, they're providing better/safer care because of it! I haven't seen any studies that look specifically at RN to BSN outcomes vs any other model. The most oft-cited study of outcomes does not factor in various ways nurses earn their BSN. Do you have links to those studies that point toward better/safer care from RN to BSN educated nurses?