Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level

Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level

Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level 150 150 Nyagu

Grand Canyon NRS430 Week 2 Educational Preparation Latest 2015 October
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 APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria and expectations for successful completion.You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.Grand Canyon
University College of Nursing PhilosophyIn concert with the mission of the University, the College
of Nursing 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’sThe 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 andincorporatesEducation provide structure for the
curriculum content of the master’s program. The College of Nursing 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 decisionmaking, 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, faculty, and clients. The faculty of the College of Nursing is accountable for the
quality of the educational programs and for the promotion of safe and effective
nursing through teaching, service, and collaboration with other professionals
and consumers of care.The following statements reflect the philosophical beliefs
of the faculty in relation to the concepts of health, environment, person, and
nursing:HEALTHHealth is the central focus of nursing. Health is a dynamic
aspect of being that incorporates physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual,
and social dimensions.ENVIRONMENTAll humans
interact with the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social
environments in which they work, play, and live. The nursing role is to help
provide healthy and safe environments so that persons may live in optimal health.PERSONWe believe that all people are accepted and loved
unconditionally as children of God. In the baccalaureate program, clients are
considered to be individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
In the master’s program, clients include in addition organizations/systems.
Human diversity is cherished. Spirituality is conceived as vertical and
horizontal relationships with God and humanity. These relationships give hope
and meaning to life now and in the future.NURSINGBaccalaureate
nursing practice incorporates the roles of assessing, critical thinking,
communicating, providing care, teaching, and leading. The caring professional
approach includes the values of autonomy, altruism, human dignity, integrity,
and social justice with unconditional regard for all people. Nursing practice
includes health promotion, disease prevention, early detection of health
deviations, prompt and adequate treatment of the human response to acute and
chronic illness, and compassionate care for those experiencing death.Master’s
nursing practice expands upon baccalaureate nursing concepts to include
clinical practice knowledge, coaching/mentoring/teaching,
consulting/collaborating, advanced leadership, and nursing education with a
focus on research and quality assurance, critical thinking, spirituality,
diversity, caring, and life-long learning. The advanced professional nursing
role relies on best practices and evidence-based research with a focus on
evaluation of health, outcomes, and processes.Nursing education is theory driven. Theories are derived
from the humanities, sciences, and Biblical concepts. Nursing knowledge,
theory, research, and health promotion are influenced by spiritual
perspectives, and ethical, legal, political, historical, and social influences.
The faculty values excellence in teaching with an individual focus on the
learner. Teaching includes a variety of methods, learning modalities, and
practice situations. Faculty provide opportunities for students to give
comprehensive care to diverse client populations, and the learning environment
is created and arranged to meet individual learning outcomes that are
consistent with the College of Nursing program outcomes. The College of Nursing
supports life-long learning endeavors and fosters an appreciation of diversity
among traditional and nontraditional learners. Students are educated to
provide, direct, and evaluate client-centered care while focusing on the person
as an integrated whole.