Nursing

Blog spotlight: Should all new nurses be required to obtain baccalaureate degrees?

Nurse Leader Insider, August 22, 2011

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New nurses need to have four-year degrees, according to the readers of www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com.

We've been asking readers whether baccalaureate degrees should be required before new nurses can enter into practice. By a slight margin, the majority say yes. Forty-three percent say the profession of nursing needs a more highly educated workforce.

Forty-one percent don't think it necessary for nurses to enter practice with a baccalaureate degree, but say nurses should be required to obtain one within a few years of entering practice.

Just 15% say associate degrees are sufficient and only 1% have no opinion.

What do you think?

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