Proposed Education Attainment Policy: A BSN Degree Requirement for All Non-entry Level RN Employments Introduction As a policy development specialist, I am concerned with the modern controversy over which education levels RNs should be recruited in non-entry level RN positions. A debate has been there for over a decade: should nurses with associate degrees who qualifies for licensure be given non-entry level RN jobs? The proponents of these debate have always argued that nursing is one of the mobile occupations where nurses develop through their career from unlicensed assistant nurse to LPN to associate, BSN, MSN and finally to doctoral degrees. This implies that nurses should be given any job including non-entry level jobs with the hope that they will grow through experience in their career ladder. However, I want to voice my preference for a baccalaureate-educated RN workforce such jobs. Therefore, I would like to propose a policy that requires that all non-entry level RN jobs be given to nurses with BSN degrees. Influencing factors (External and Internal) One of the external factors influencing this policy is the federal and state accreditation policy that clearly describe the educational qualifications and key competencies required of all healthcare providers (World Health Organization, 2017). The federal regulations provides guidelines on who should be given non-entry level RN jobs. As healthcare administrators, we have to abide by
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