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Perceptions of clinical performance differences: Bachelor of science in nursing and associate degree in nursing graduates
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, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA 19063, USA (posthumously) ; , , Widener University, United States ; , Allied Health, Emergency Services, and Nursing, Delaware County Community College, Media, United States

Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 9, Number 4, ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine recommended an increase in the proportion of baccalaureate nurses to 80% by 2020. However, 38% of the current nursing workforce is prepared at the associate's degree, and there has been little change in this percentage in nine years. There is limited evidence on how associate degree nurses are performing clinically. This study describes the qualitative differences in clinical performance between baccalaureate and associate degree nursing graduates from the perspective of clinical nurse leaders and managers.

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Leroy, M., Laplante, N., Patterson, B. & deRuyter, L. (2014). Perceptions of clinical performance differences: Bachelor of science in nursing and associate degree in nursing graduates. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 9(4), 171-174. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 29, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Learning in Nursing on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Learning in Nursing is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2014.06.003

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