Asn vs Bsn

A nurse is educated, trained, and prepared to care for the sick and injured. The nurse works in conjunction other healthcare professionals to treat and help recover the ill who are in need of close observation for a wide variety of ailments such as their physical, psychological, mental, and cultural wellbeing.   This paper will describe the differences in competencies between nurses trained at the ADN level and the BSN level. I will also include my personal views on why a bachelor’s degree is more beneficial for nurses.
Some competencies for ADN and BSN trained nurses are, they can perform physical assessment, initiate IV lines and administer medications, draw blood for testing, and use of different types of equipment. Both ADN’s and BSN’s have advanced techniques used in emergency situations to help save lives. These include airway management, use of cardiac telemetry monitors, and emergency drug knowledge. The skills that the BSN may exhibit that are beyond the ADN level would be the ability to analyze situations, think logically and critically, they are trained in community health, health promotion, and management.
The ADN degree is considered a technical nurse and is usually a two year program at a community college. They are favored because of the number of programs available and you get the education in half the time (McKinney, Sept.2010). The Baccalaureate program nurses are considered professional nurses, tuition is a higher rate, and is a four year program that includes all of the ADN requirements but in addition covers leadership, management, community health, case management, and supervisory and management techniques (Allan, 2010).
Statistics have shown that nurse that comes from a school that may be lacking structure within its program will be less qualified for the position than a nurse who comes from a college that offers structured curriculum and clinical opportunities. During a conducted study, hiring nurses with higher education help to decrease...