Professional nursing organizations continue to propose that
the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) become the entry-level requirement for
professional nursing. If this legislation is adopted, a current associate
degree in nursing (ADN) and diploma-prepared nurses who have passed the
registered nursing licensure examination would retain the title of the
professional nurse. After that time, non-baccalaureate nurses would not be able
to use the title of professional nurse.
Respond to these question:
Do you believe the proposal for the BSN as the entry-level
advocates the advancement of the nursing profession?
Regardless of educational preparation, should nurses who
passed the registered nursing licensure examination before the proposal's
adoption be allowed to use the title of the professional nurse?
Would you personally support both of these proposals? Why or
Does this internal difference of opinion about making the
BSN the entry-level into professional nursing impact nursing's status as a
Does the public understand or care about this?