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I find it so hard to believe that morbidity/mortality is substantially lower with the BSN prepared nurse when the only additional things they have are community health, informatics and research, which largely have no real impact on ability to provide quality care. Please cite your ample evidence from INDEPENDENT research. By that I mean from an entity that has no attachment to the outcome. I know how this works.
Fortunately, we are not subject to one's personal and anecdotal opinions as evidence, so that's off the table. Emotions have no place in scholarly inquiry.
Next, as a scholar in your field, you should be aware of the ample evidence. I invite you to do some scholarly inquiry of your own. It's not my job to build a case for you when these data have been out for decades.
Lastly, I'd like to say I find your tone offensive.
Oh that is so interesting. You make an assertion like that, which I find incredibly offensive, and then refuse to provide research/evidence to back it up, thereby placing the onus on me... Well that says a lot. Everything in fact. If ADN/ASN prepared nurses are so woefully inadequate as to jeopardize patient safety, then why do they still exist? These are very serious allegations. And furthermore, if boards of nursing are about protecting public safety, then why haven't they intervened and demanded all the associate degree schools closed?
Here's the other thing. Believe it or not, I am all for a single entry level into practice. The BSN. It would go so far in boosting nursing to the level of a profession (of course it already is). You are the perfect example of the old adage, "Nurses eat their young." Shame on you.
I will and continue to encourage people to get the associate degree at the community college level, take the NCLEX, get a job, and then enroll in a RN to BSN online program immediately.
I guess I have little else to say to you but thanks.
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