Write a formal paper of 750-1,000 words that addresses the following:
- Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level.
- Identify a patient care situation in which you describe how nursing care or approaches to decision-making may differ based upon the educational preparation of the nurse (BSN versus a diploma or ADN degree).
For additional help finding research on this topic, refer to the GCU Library tutorial located at in the Student Success Center.
Refer to the “American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Fact Sheet: Creating a More Highly Qualified Nursing Workforce” as a resource.
Refer to the assigned readings for concepts that help support your main points.
Refer to “Grand Canyon University College of Nursing Philosophy.” This is an informational resource to assist in completing the assignment.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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In concert with the mission of the
University, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions faculty affirms
our belief in educating nurses within a dedicated and supportive community of
Christian nurse scholars. The nursing programs prepare graduates to provide
excellent, holistic care while encouraging a passion for achievement, a
lifelong curiosity for knowledge, and pursuit of advanced professional degrees.
The AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
guides the curriculum for the baccalaureate program. The AACN’s The Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced
Nursing Practice, Advanced Nursing Practice: Curriculum Guidelines and Program
Standards for Nurse Practitioner Education, NONPF and AACN Nursing Practitioner Primary Care
Competencies in Specialty Areas, NONPF Domains and Competencies of Nurse Practitioner
Practice, and NACNS Statement on
Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and incorporates Education provide structure for the
curriculum content of the master’s program. The College of Nursing and Health
Care Professions curriculum is designed to facilitate the students’ abilities
to creatively respond to continuously changing health care systems throughout
the world. Educational experiences are planned to meet the needs of and to
empower both students and clients. Professionalism, ethical decision making,
accountability, critical thinking, and effective communication are emphasized.
This is achieved through the application of liberal arts constructs, science,
health and nursing theories, and the values of the Christian faith within the
scope of nursing knowledge and evidence-based practice. Nursing practice
promotes human dignity through compassionate caring for all human beings,
without consideration of their gender, age, color, creed, lifestyle, cultural
background, and other visible or invisible boundaries between students,