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Educational pathways to becoming a professional nurse

Three options for a nursing education
Diploma program
Hospital-based 24-month program (registered nurse [RN] eligible)
4-year bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN) degree program
2-year associate degree in nursing (ADN) program

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Bachelor's degree programs today

Provide college education and preparation for licensure after passing NCLEX-RN®, as well as advanced college education for established RNs
4-year curriculum with general and nursing focus on:
Liberal arts
Nursing science and clinical nursing skills
Communication
Decision making
Leadership
Care to all patients in a variety of settings
Faculty qualifications usually high
Equips graduates to practice within complex health care systems and to assume multiple nursing roles

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Baccalaureate Essentials

Liberal Arts Education
Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice
Information Management, use of patient care technology
Healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments
Clinical prevention and population health
Professionalism and professional values
Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice