Nursing

How educated nurses save hospitals money

Nurse Leader Insider, February 13, 2015

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Researchers find that patients who receive 80% or more of their care from nurses with baccalaureate educations have 18.7% lower odds of readmission than patients treated by nurses without degrees.

The patient safety benefits of having a greater percentage of bachelor-prepared nurses have been well-established, but the business case for raising education levels among nursing staff has remained a bit more nebulous.

Hospitals certainly put patient safety first, but they also have to pay attention to their bottom lines. Now, a study published in the journal Medical Care is adding more evidence to the argument that investing in nurses' baccalaureate educations can make good business sense, too.

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