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Baccalaureate Nursing Degree
• Kristen Hurd
• Beth Wensel
• Sara Henry
• Elisha Chinnock
• Melissa J. McLean
Nurse Humor
Goal of Nursing
 “Generally speaking, nursing’s goal is to
contribute to the overall goal of health
care, that is, to pro...
Baccalaureate Nursing
 “The three major components of
baccalaureate nursing education are
liberal education, professional...
Educational Site
 A four year program
 The academic setting is usually in
colleges or universities
Curriculum Pre-Requisites
 Biology
 Chemistry
 Composition
 Math (College Algebra/Statistics)
 General Nutrition
 An...
Nursing Classes
 Clinical Experiences
 ~ acute care hospitals
 ~ extended care facilities
 ~ community based health ag...
Nurse’s Role Quote:
 “Put the patient in the best condition for
nature to act upon him” (Nightingale,
1860).
Future Trends in Educational
Preparation
 Maturity and life experiences
 Knowledge of computers and a
broadening databas...
Future Trends in Education
 Distance learning
 Increased flexibility
 Community-based practice experiences
 Increasing...
Salaries
 Sign on bonuses up to $14,000
 Entry level salaries for staff nurses $30,000 -
$45,000 (additional pay for eve...
Salary
The BSN Nurse
 BSN prepared nurses have the greatest
advancement opportunities
 “ A BSN is preferred and often required
...
Roles of a Nurse
 When being determined for a job, a nurse is
assessed by:
 ~ experience with people they will be servin...
Roles of a Nurse (cont.)
 “Measure of involvement in inter-
disciplinary and collaborative activities
regarding patient n...
The Future of Nursing
 It is predicted that by the year 2010
nurses will no longer be able to meet
the demand for their s...
Some Contributing Factors to
the Shortage
 The ageing of nurses:
 ~ the average age of currently
employed RN’s are in th...
Factors (cont.)
 Baby Boomers
 ~ within the next 30 years, the
population size of those 65 and older is
predicted to dou...
Nursing Enrollment Decline
 Young people get discouraged by the
already noticeable issues of managed
care
 A drop in BSN...
Future Possibilities
 Universities, hospitals, and our
government have recognized the great
need for future nurses by set...
References
 Andrews, Heather A., & Roy, Sister Casllista.
(1999). The Roy Adaptation Model.
Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lang...
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  1. 1. Baccalaureate Nursing Degree • Kristen Hurd • Beth Wensel • Sara Henry • Elisha Chinnock • Melissa J. McLean
  2. 2. Nurse Humor
  3. 3. 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).
  4. 4. 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).
  5. 5. Educational Site  A four year program  The academic setting is usually in colleges or universities
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Nursing Classes  Clinical Experiences  ~ acute care hospitals  ~ extended care facilities  ~ community based health agencies  ~ residential outpatient psychiatric facilities
  8. 8. Nurse’s Role Quote:  “Put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him” (Nightingale, 1860).
  9. 9. Future Trends in Educational Preparation  Maturity and life experiences  Knowledge of computers and a broadening database  More autonomous  Possess leadership and management skills  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  10. 10. 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 http://www.csubak.edu/
  11. 11. Salaries  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.”  http://www.nursesource.org/
  12. 12. Salary
  13. 13. 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.”  http://www.discovernursing.com/
  14. 14. 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.”  http://www.nursingworld.org/
  15. 15. Roles of a Nurse (cont.)  “Measure of involvement in inter- disciplinary and collaborative activities regarding patient needs in which the nurse takes part.”  http://www.nursingworld.org/
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. References  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.  www.aacn.nche.edu  www.csubak.edu  www.discovernursing.com  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov  www.nursesource.org
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