What advantages are there to being a BSN-prepared RN versus an ADN prepared RN?

The big difference is that BSN-prepared nurses can advance to higher-earning positions, such as going onto an advanced nursing role, or stepping into a leadership or managerial role. And some hospitals place beginning BSN RNs on a higher “step” in their payscale than an ADN, so the earning potential will be higher.

Are BSN nurses more prepared?

Research shows that RNs prepared at the associate degree and diploma levels develop stronger professional-level skills after completing a BSN program.

Why are BSN-prepared nurses better?

Healthcare facilities favor BSN-prepared nurses because of their ability to navigate the complexities of our current healthcare environment and their proven ability to improve patient outcomes and increase patient safety.

What does it mean to be a bachelor’s prepared nurse?

A BSN, which stands for Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is an undergraduate-level degree for registered nurses (RNs) that introduces nurses to topics such as patient care technology, research, health promotion, safety and quality within the healthcare system.

What does a BSN prepare you for?

BSN-prepared nurses are linked to better patient outcomes Hospitals with a higher percentage of RNs with a BSN had lower mortality in serious health conditions such as congestive heart failure, decubitus ulcers, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.

What is the difference between an ADN-prepared and a BSN nurse?

When it comes to professional skills, one can say that an ADN-prepared nurse is a “technical” nurse, while a BSN-level nurse is a “professional” nurse.

Are ADN and BSN roles the same?

The level of licensing is the same, and roles do overlap, but nursing leaders are adamant: ADN and BSN roles are not the same. Nursing leaders are adamant: ADN and BSN roles are not the same. The BSN degree is increasing relative to the ADN degree, in part due to a strong call for action by the Institute of Medicine.

What is an ADN prepared nurse?

Usually, people refer to an ADN prepared nurse as an RN. A traditional RN job includes simple nursing care, for example, recording patient symptoms and medical history, educating patients on diseases, working closely with doctors and using simple medical equipment.

What is the difference between an RN and a BSN degree?

For example, an RN diploma or associate degree in nursing (ADN) takes a shorter time to complete than a bachelor’s — two years compared to four years. Yet, nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) tend to earn a higher salary and have more opportunities for career growth.