Im sorry you feel like I am being rude. Did you know the ANA is trying to make the BSN the MINIMUM degree of education to practice nursing? I agree with them. My response was to kncktc and no one else. I am just stating facts. I understand that every new nursing proram is not acredited until the first class graduates, why would you pay more for less though? To each their own
CNABESS.... As for your sons degree from NE Tech, thats excellent for him but we arent talking about graphic design. I think CCRI is a good school for nursing Ive worked with their students and for the most part they are good, but they are still being overlooked for jobs in comparision with a nurse who has a BSN, thats the point Im trying to make. I know this because I have friends who have had this exact problem. Now if you are a new graduate from NE Tech's fast track program compared to someone with their ADN , and then compared with someone who has their BSN , it just seeems like thats the bottom of the totem pole for the most amount of money.
Manda and Britt, I do not have a "vendetta" against the school, my first thought is about the impact this "fast track" nursing program will have on patient care, to answer your question, thats why I care :) and if you think your level of education doesnt effect patient care then I hope you do learn that in your nursing theory class, does NE tech have a theory class? What is your plan of study? (I really am curious) My response and "unwarranted complaints" were to kncktc, not you! So if you are an educated well prepared nurse, certainly nothing I say should make you feel like you are not, and if it does perhaps you are lacking confidence, Im sorry you feel like I was angry with you but I wasnt responding to you lol soooo....anything else?
"The 2008 ANA House of Delegates RESOLVED, that the American Nurses Association support initiatives to require registered nurses (RNs) to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing within ten years after initial licensure, exempting (grand-parenting) those individuals who are licensed or enrolled as a student in a nursing program at the time legislation is enacted; and be it further RESOLVED, that the American Nurses Association advocates for and promotes legislative and educational activities that support advanced education in nursing. ANA's efforts to influence nursing education date back to 1965.
Brief History of ANA's Position on Nursing Education
Passage of the Comprehensive Nurse Training Act in 1964 prompted the American Nurses Association (ANA) Committee on Education to study nursing education, practice and scope of responsibilities. At the time, the study recognized the increasing complexity of health care and changes in practice, raising concerns about hospital - based diploma education programs. Subsequently, in 1965, the ANA Board of Directors adopted the Committee on Education's statement, which became ANA's "position paper" and contained the recommendation that the "minimum preparation for beginning professional nursing practice should be baccalaureate degree education in nursing. The position paper noted that the educational programs of the time prepared workers for current practice and structures, not for the future. Also contained within the position paper was the description of three levels of nursing education: baccalaureate education for beginning nursing practice, associate degree education for beginning technical nursing practice, and vocational education for assistants in the health service occupations.
The 1965 ANA position paper was later reaffirmed by a 1978 ANA House of Delegates resolution which resulted in the recommendation that by 1985 the minimum preparation for entry into professional practice would be the baccalaureate degree. The designation of two levels of nursing practice, professional and technical, was reaffirmed. What was envisioned to be an orderly transition to an educational system of two levels and subsequent differentiated practice never occurred.
Practice has continued to evolve with increased specialization, greater demands related to technology, paperwork, and responsibility for coordinating and supervising care provided by other workers. Declining reimbursement rates have had a great influence on staffing patterns. Nurse positions have been eroded with nurse extenders (assistive personnel) filling positions previously designated for nurses; leading to fewer nurses supervising more assistive personnel in provision of care for increasingly complex patients."