The Pros and Cons of Obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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The Pros and Cons of Obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Why should nurses obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) when obtaining an associate degree or Registered Nurse (RN) can get nurses into the field quicker with many nurses having worked in the field of nursing for years with only associate degrees? Phyllis Jacobs (2006) states how Title II of the Nurses Reinvestment Act (HR 3487) was signed into law in 2002 with its focus on reducing the nursing shortages by encouraging more nurses to obtain their BSN. The pros of only having an associate degree is that it gets nurses in the field faster, many nurses are qualified with only an associate degree, but the pros of a Bachelor of Science degree are more advantageous in...
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.....Nursing because the nurse will be able to have more knowledge, more critical thinking skills, better communication skills, and have more experience with diversity.
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