(Hawkins, Wiles, Karlowizc, & Tufts, 2018). The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has suggested that to improve patient safety at the bedside that 80% of RNs should possess their BSN by 2020 (McIntosh, Thomas, & Siela, 2016). This raises the concern of how nurses can receive their BSN while working full-time, participating in family functions, and finding the additional financial support needed to pay for school. The IOM looks at the importance of holding a BSN in relation to patient safety, however at an organizational and hospital level management has to recognize the values and motivations that drive human behavior (Laureate Education, 2009). Impacts of Competing Needs The major impacts of requiring RNs to have their BSN are how to balance a school and work schedule, family events, and a financial plan. The organization I work for was very specific
in who they hired for the newest hospital. Of the 40 full-time RNs hired, 26 of them have already completed their BSN and eight of them are currently enrolled in their BSN with less than one year left to completion. This correlates to 65% of the RNs that currently have their BSN and 80% by 2020. The manager has sat down with each of the eight employees to determine the best
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