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Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Kristen Hurd Beth Wensel Sara Henry Elisha Chinnock Melissa J. McLean Nurse Humor Goal of Nursing

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baccalaureate nursing degree
Baccalaureate Nursing Degree
  • Kristen Hurd
  • Beth Wensel
  • Sara Henry
  • Elisha Chinnock
  • Melissa J. McLean
goal of nursing
Goal of Nursing
  • “Generally speaking, nursing’s goal is to contribute to the overall goal of health care, that is, to promote the health of individuals and society” (Roy & Andrews, 1999, p. 54).
baccalaureate nursing
Baccalaureate Nursing
  • “The three major components of baccalaureate nursing education are liberal education, professional values, core competencies (critical thinking, communication, assessment, and technical skills), core knowledge and role development” (AACN 1998) (DeLaune & Ladner, 2002, p. 42).
educational site
Educational Site
  • A four year program
  • The academic setting is usually in colleges or universities
curriculum pre requisites
Curriculum Pre-Requisites
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Composition
  • Math (College Algebra/Statistics)
  • General Nutrition
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • *note that these are general classes and specific classes may vary from school to school
nursing classes
Nursing Classes
  • Clinical Experiences
  • ~ acute care hospitals
  • ~ extended care facilities
  • ~ community based health agencies
  • ~ residential outpatient psychiatric facilities
nurse s role quote
Nurse’s Role Quote:
  • “Put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him” (Nightingale, 1860).
future trends in educational preparation
Future Trends in Educational Preparation
  • Maturity and life experiences
  • Knowledge of computers and a broadening database
  • More autonomous
  • Possess leadership and management skills
future trends in education
Future Trends in Education
  • Distance learning
  • Increased flexibility
  • Community-based practice experiences
  • Increasing emphasis on nursing theories and research
  • Continuing education
  • Increased graduate education
  • Autonomy

  • Sign on bonuses up to $14,000
  • Entry level salaries for staff nurses $30,000 - $45,000 (additional pay for evening, night, and weekend shifts)
  • “Benefit packages often include health insurance, vacation and holiday pay, college tuition reimbursement, childcare, flexible scheduling, and pension plans.”
the bsn nurse
The BSN Nurse
  • BSN prepared nurses have the greatest advancement opportunities
  • “ A BSN is preferred and often required for military nursing, case management, public health nursing, overseas/development nursing, forensic nursing, and school nursing.”
roles of a nurse
Roles of a Nurse
  • When being determined for a job, a nurse is assessed by:
  • ~ experience with people they will be serving
  • ~ level of experience
  • ~ level of education and knowledge of clinical setting
  • “The number and competencies of clinical and non-clinical support staff the RN must collaborate with and supervise.”
roles of a nurse cont
Roles of a Nurse (cont.)
  • “Measure of involvement in inter-disciplinary and collaborative activities regarding patient needs in which the nurse takes part.”
the future of nursing
The Future of Nursing
  • It is predicted that by the year 2010 nurses will no longer be able to meet the demand for their services.
  • Since nursing is a necessary force in health, this forecast posses a threat to our national health.
some contributing factors to the shortage
Some Contributing Factors to the Shortage
  • The ageing of nurses:
  • ~ the average age of currently employed RN’s are in their 40’s
  • ~ within 15 years, close to half the workforce will be at the age of retirement
factors cont
Factors (cont.)
  • Baby Boomers
  • ~ within the next 30 years, the population size of those 65 and older is predicted to double
  • ~ by 2030, there is projected to be 70 million baby boomers in this age category
nursing enrollment decline
Nursing Enrollment Decline
  • Young people get discouraged by the already noticeable issues of managed care
  • A drop in BSN entry-level students wanting to enroll
  • In Fall 2000 there was a 2.1% drop
future possibilities
Future Possibilities
  • Universities, hospitals, and our government have recognized the great need for future nurses by setting up scholarships, grants, and other funds available to help encourage nursing potentials
  • Andrews, Heather A., & Roy, Sister Casllista. (1999). The Roy Adaptation Model. Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange.
  • DeLaune, Sue C., & Ladner, Patricia K. (2002). Fundamentals of Nursing: Standards and Practice. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar.