check out the article, who is a nurse? by luther christman on page 211 of:
Image: journal of nursing scholarship
(third quarter 1998, vol. 30., number 3)
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I believe that the profession of nursing should move toward the requirement that all nurses should be required to have a BSN. What other profession do you know of that has so many different educational degrees one could acquire to become a nurse.
No wonder we don't get the recognition we deserve.
A LPN is not the same as a RN with a BSN.
We know this, patients do not.
A BSN nurse not only has the clinical skills that a ADN nurse has but she also has leadership skills, knowledge in public health issues, advanced practice knowledge, etc..
I am a ADN nurse who is getting her BSN and I am confident this is a wise and valuable decision.