Differences in competencies between ASN and BSN level Nurses
This paper explains the difference between nurses with an associate degree to that of bachelor’s degree level in nursing by comparing their education, knowledge and essential skill and career opportunity. The paper also shows some examples about a patient care situation where how nursing approaches to decision making were different based upon the educational preparation of a Associates level nurse and a Bachelors level nurse.
Associate’s degree or the bachelor’s degree in nursing program, which is better or which one to pick have always been a question. Whether it’s an Associate level degree or a Bachelors level degree the common thing in both are to take NCLEX-RN exam in the end to become RN. Both degrees have its own pros and cons , for a person switching his career to nursing and wishes to start working soon and is mostly settled in doing same kind of work and who doesn’t wish for an advancement in his career , for them associate level degree is just fine .Lot of people also choose go for an associate degree is because its lot cheaper and less competitive and easier to get accepted into the program compared to that of a Bachelors level degree, which is more expensive , more competitive and harder to get accepted .
Differences in course and depth of study
The amount of schooling you have to put into an associate level degree is less compared to that of a bachelor’s level degree. The associate degree program have less credit hours to complete in the entire program and less pre requisites , so you can complete an associate degree lot cheaper and lot quicker. Facts say , Associate program was created due to shortage of nurses after the world war ll,   Where as a Bachelors level degree is more in depth study and an all-round study course which covers all the ethics and more evidence based study and   hence have more credit hours to complete and more pre requisite and takes twice the time to the time...