Differences in Competencies Between Adn and Bsn Nurses

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Differences in competencies between ADN and BSN nurses

Professional Dynamics
NRS 430v

January 07, 2012

Differences in competencies between ADN and BSN nurses
Registered nurses comprise the largest sector in the health care field.
2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses conducted by the Health Resources
And Services Administration (HRSA) says that nursing is one of the nation's biggest health
Care Profession and it comprises more than 3 million registered nurses (RNs) in the United
States. It is a dynamic profession and learning is important for nurses to update their knowledge with Increased complexity of the healthcare
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They have intense communication skills and are able to learn their new jobs faster. Many

employers offer tuition reimbursement programs to enable recruitment of qualified nurses.

Although some of the nursing skills such as communication and assessment are shared between ADN and BSN nurses, spiritual aspect of patient care is not.
Grand Canyon University College of nursing curriculum focuses on spiritual perspective too.
It prepare the nursing graduate to provide excellent care to the patients through a holistic approach while encouraging the passion for achievement, a life long curiosity for knowledge and pursuit of advance professional degrees.
I remember an incident when I was working in a hospital setting where ADN nurses were also employed. It was a small hospital and I was working in a medical unit. One of the patients in our floor went to a respiratory arrest. Unfortunately that patient was assigned to an ADN nurse. Indeed we had BSN nurse as our charge nurse in that unit. ADN nurse became panic and she forgot to start chest compressions. Obviously she called for help and charge nurse arrived to help her. Charge nurse called code blue and rapid response team arrived.
The charge nurse was proactive, well organized, accountable, and was able to manage the situation effectively. She started to give CPR until RRT (rapid response team) arrived.
This was crucial in saving the life of the patient. This reminds me that BSN nurses


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