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.
Nursing Name: Instructor: Institution: Date: Present advances in the nursing field have focused on the incorporation of nursing expertise with the relevant skills, through the development of a well-educated human resource. Such a workforce is technically and professionally adept at solving the current health problems. The education and the relevant knowledge obtained in the colleges, and the overlying curriculum, essentially ties towards this end. It, therefore, becomes the foundations of Associate Degree as well as Baccalaureate Degree. In as much as these two forms of certifications might seem similar, they have major differences especially when it comes to nursing care as well as the approach to the decision making strategy of each. The associate degree usually takes a period of between two to three years in order for it to be completed. Often, it is awarded by a number of nursing schools as we