RN-BSN Students' Perceptions of the Differences in Practice of the ADN- and BSN-Prepared RN.Nurse Educ. 2016 Jul-Aug; 41(4):208-11.NE
This study explored RN-BSN students' perceptions of practice differences between nurses prepared with an ADN and BSN. Five themes were identified in 20 students' discussion posts: "a nurse is a nurse" at the bedside, beyond the bedside, BSN wanted, digging deeper, and appraisal. Results illustrate the need for educators to assist nurses in translating the differentiated educational competencies to the practice role of the bedside RN.