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The paper discusses the differences that associate and bachelor degrees make in the field of nursing with regards to patient care. The paper describes the varying competencies; a four year nursing degree opens the door to a career that can advance much further than a two year degree can offer. Yet, the paper reveals that the nurse with the two year degree is probably going to be afforded many more hands on patient care positions for work. Nurses who have four year degrees are often offered positions of supervision and leadership rather than the hands on practical care possibilities. The paper provides a case study to illustrate the different functions of nursing competencies.
From the Paper:"Many people go into the field of nursing with very little idea about how much education they want to pursue. Nursing is one of the few fields in which one can design their college education around the type of nursing that they want to pursue. A nursing major can choose to obtain a two, three, four year or masters degree with regard to becoming a nurse. The field is firmly defined as to what one can do with each type of degree and how it impacts patient care. Nurses with associate degrees and bachelors degrees vary in what they can do for patients, as well as how far they can advance in their nursing careers."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Percoco, Thelma (1998). Said Another Way.(associate-degree nurses in community practice). Nursing Forum
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Nursing Qualifications (2007, February 15) Retrieved September 30, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/nursing-qualifications-92168/
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