Write a formal paper (750-1,000 words, APA Style) discussing the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate - degree level in nursing.

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).

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 module readings and chapter 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.

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Competency differentials and education level are two subjects that go hand in hand, especially when it comes in nursing. Associate-degree level nurses (ADNs) and baccalaureate-degree level nurses (BSNs) although may work in similar fields, have fairly vast performance and competency differences that are becoming more and more visible in today’s healthcare arena. When describing competency differences, one must first touch on historical data. ADNs receive their degrees in roughly 2 years, while BSNs receive their degrees in roughly 4 years. While both programs include core curriculum such as adult health, maternal and newborn nursing, and pediatrics, BSNs would cover a greater scope of knowledge....

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