Many nurses believe that the shortage of experienced bedside nurses will slow nursing’s political push for increased educational degree requirements for nurses.
However, policy makers and healthcare organizations know the documented benefits—including improved patient outcomes–associated with increased education levels among nurses.
BSN Degree as the Minimum Requirement
As a result, The Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recommend that 80% of nurses be BSN prepared by 2020. And in order for hospitals to obtain Magnet® designation today, 100% of their nurse managers and nurse leaders must have baccalaureate or graduate degrees.
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