Perceptions of clinical performance differences: Bachelor of science in nursing and associate degree in nursing graduates
Melanie Leroy, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA 19063, USA (posthumously) ; Nancy Laplante, Barbara Patterson, Widener University, United States ; Lana deRuyter, 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
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.
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.