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I have worked with nurses who held as low as an LPN and as high as a DNP. One nurse that I workedwith was about to finish schooling to be a nurse practitioner and had many years of experience as astaff nurse. This nurse was knowledgeable and really focused on EBP and applied new skills andpractices to her everyday routine. However, she was not friendly and came off as rude when asked foradvice. In the same unit, I worked with an LPN who was very nice and always offered her help whenshe could. When I had a problem I would always turn to the nurse who held a higher degree eventhough I knew it would be uncomfortable for me to feel as though she thought I was stupid for askingfor advice or help in certain situations. For this reason, I agree with the research suggesting thatholding a higher degree positively impacts patient outcomes. Even when personalities are difficult,these nurses are much more knowledgeable and are way more likely to apply the most up-to-date EBPas opposed to nurses with ADN degrees. I feel that holding a higher degree is important for the safetyof patients.ReferencesThomas, J. (2018). Professional development in nursing: (Ed.) Grand Canyon University. RetrievedfromAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN]. (2019). The impact of education on nursingpractice. Retrieved from-Education--re: Topic 3 DQ 1It is also important to remember that you will encounter rude behavior from co-workers and customersin any career. Nursing is a high stress job that deals with people from all backgrounds which mightmake us more likely to encounter all types of behavior from all types of people...but, essentially anyjob will come with this issue.Re: Topic 3 DQ 1Nurse staffing ratios and level of nurse education such as BSN versus ADN were found to beassociated significantly to patient outcomes in a 2008 study which showed an increase in failureto rescue and patient complications (Friese, 2008). Education received by the BSN nurse hasbeen proven to broaden their roles (Friberg & Creasia, 2016). With the health care systemmoving toward a primary preventative care, the role of the nurse is becoming more complex, andaccording to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) “requires a greaterorientation to community-based primary health care, and an emphasis on health promotion,maintenance, and cost-effective coordinated care” (American Association of Colleges ofNursing, n.d.). The ADN program had been created to allow an opportunity to diversify and to
increase the number of entry level RN graduates during a time of great need for nurses (Friberg& Creasia, 2016). According to the AACN the BSN is becoming the minimum requirement forprofessional nursing practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, n.d.). While theneed for more BSN graduates is clear due to the studies showing improved patient outcomes, and

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