|Question # 47254||Health & Medical||9 months ago|
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 why not?
Does this internal difference of opinion about making the BSN the entry-level into professional nursing impact nursing's status as a profession?
Does the public understand or care about this?