I don’t know how to handle this Health & Medical question and need guidance.
In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended that the nursing profession increase the number of registered nurses (RNs) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) to 80% by 2020. Some implementation initiatives include:
- In 2014, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) stated that hospitals hoping to earn Magnet status must provide proof of plans to increase their BSN workforce to 80% by 2020.
- In 2017, New York State passed a law requiring all nurses to earn a BSN within ten years of receiving their RN license.
Read this week’s article introducing this topic from RN.com, (https://www.rn.com/headlines-in-health/driving-fac…)and then research this topic further. Answer the questions below:
- What are the reasons for the move by the IOM and AACN to increase the number of RNs with a BSN degree?
- Do you agree that nurses with a BSN degree are better equipped to manage nursing in the 21st century?
- What steps have healthcare organizations taken to meet the goal of employing 80% nurses with a BSN degree by 2020?
- What challenges have healthcare organizations faced in attempting to meet this goal?