Transitioning from a Closed to an Open SystemIn this complex, technological age, it is difficult to conceive of any business operating as a closed system; that is, a system that is essentially isolated and does not rely on external energy to survive. “Large scale organizations, including hospitals, require the inputs from the outside environment to meet the business demands that produce output, otherwise known as an open system” [Raq]. One of the problems that exist in the facility where I work is the transition from diploma and associate degree trained RNs to Bachelor’s degree trained nurses as the standard. It was the decision of the hospital’s leadership to require a BSN degree for new RNs hired, and to require a BSN as a minimum standard for continued service in leadership nursing positions, including the charge nurse position. This has created controversy and dissatisfaction among most experienced nurses, many of which do not have a BSN. Historically, there has been little incentive for nurses to further their education to obtain this degree, so many have not.
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- Summer '16
- Elvira Phelps