2020 is shaking the world to its core and putting the healthcare professionals worldwide, most importantly nurses, face to face with a health challenge of tremendous proportions: the spread of COVID – 19, a novel Coronavirus, declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.
This pandemic doesn’t only put the nurses’ knowledge, skills, and moral to test. It puts our entire health system under scrutiny and makes everybody realize that the US nursing shortage and training need to step up very quickly in 2020.
Even though these are times when every bit helps, and even retired professional healthcare workers come to help, having a nursing workforce that is trained to a higher degree is an important step in fighting any global medical emergencies and viral threats – not just the COVID-19 one.
While the AACN does not discount ADN nurses’ preparedness, they promote BSN training as the optimal preparation for professional nursing practice for the last two decades.
In this piece, we will explore how a BSN training is directly linked to better patient outcomes, preparing professionals that are up and ready whenever a crisis strikes is of utmost importance. Read more