Discuss current research that links patient safety outcomes to ADN and BSN nurses.

Discuss current research that links patient safety outcomes to ADN and BSN nurses.

Discuss current research that links patient safety outcomes to ADN and BSN nurses. Based on some real-life experiences, do you agree or disagree with this research?
Discuss current research that links patient safety outcomes to ADN and BSN nurses. Based on some real-life experiences, do you agree or disagree with this research?

A study done in 2011 by Aiken and colleagues revealed that increasing the number of the registered nurses in hospitals is not only the solution to reducing patients’ mortality rate, but rather increasing number of nurses who have a higher educational, and a positive work environment, positively decrease the mortality rate in the hospitals (Cherry & Jacob, 2017). It interesting to know that every 10% increase in number of BSN nurses, decreases the mortality rate to 4% (Cherry & Jacob, 2017) even though 4% seems small, but it is still a great impact to life-saving effort.

There is no doubt that knowledge is the key, just like we all are getting our bachelors in nursing, there is a huge difference in the knowledge acquired. I personally have grown in confidence and knowledge through the course of this study and I am excited to be a better nurse clinically and in the community.

Recently, hospital position openings are BSN preferred, based on the reports like that of Institute of Medicine which support that nurses who are BSN possess the skills and knowledge needed to produce a better or positive patient outcome (Sherman, 2012). Last year, I attended a job-fair organized my Methodist hospital, and it was an instant offer for the positions available, everyone was qualified except me because I didn’t have a BSN, so that was my instant driving force to enroll in BSN program.

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