A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Science: The Minimum Entry Level for Nursing Practice

11.95
Online
Elective
About the Course

This course presents the history and controversies of the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) as the minimum entry into practice designation. The course reviews various perspectives related to the BSN as a gateway to enter clinical practice as a registered nurse (RN), as well as the long history of support and recommendations from various entities moving this initiative forward.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the history toward a BSN as the minimum entry into professional nursing practice.
  • Identify two research findings that show the impact of nursing educational level on patient outcomes. 
  • Discuss at least two barriers to obtaining a BSN.

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A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Science: The Minimum Entry Level for Nursing Practice

11.95
About the Course

This course presents the history and controversies of the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) as the minimum entry into practice designation. The course reviews various perspectives related to the BSN as a gateway to enter clinical practice as a registered nurse (RN), as well as the long history of support and recommendations from various entities moving this initiative forward.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the history toward a BSN as the minimum entry into professional nursing practice.
  • Identify two research findings that show the impact of nursing educational level on patient outcomes. 
  • Discuss at least two barriers to obtaining a BSN.