Discuss the correlation between nursing education and positive patient outcomes.
Include current research that links patient safety outcomes to advanced degrees in nursing.
Based on some real-life experiences, explain whether you agree or disagree with this
Nursing education has a direct correlation to patient’s outcome. The IOM report
explained a direct influence of nursing education on patient’s care and safety, especially in this
present evolving health care system. If the nurse’s roles are expanding, there should be a
commensurate improvement in education and training to deliver safe patients’ care. There are
three different paths to becoming a Registered Nurse: ADN, a diploma in nursing, or
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. Regardless of the path taken, the nurse “must ultimately pass
the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), administered
by the NCSBN and pass the exam before being granted the license to practice by the individual