In terms of the spirit of inquiry the ADN examines evidence and provides

In terms of the spirit of inquiry the adn examines

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disciplines. In terms of the spirit of inquiry, the ADN examines evidence and provides insight to improve care, and BSN develops scholars and contributes to nursing practice science (Conner & Thielemann, 2013). Thus, the scope of nursing practice in BSN is broader and attributes to extensive research, critical thinking, and in-depth knowledge of available resources within a health care setting and outside in communities. There are several evidence-based examples which support the concept that baccalaureate nurses have more empowerment of decision making based on their knowledge. In research conducted by Olga Yakusheva and colleagues from the University of Michigan shows that increasing the number of baccalaureate nurses by 10% brought a 10.9% decrease in the mortality rate. The research also supported that raising the care provided by baccalaureate nurses to 80% will lower the number readmissions and length of stay of the patient (Rosseter 2015). Evidence-based practice dates back from the days of Florence Nightingale and is incorporated in the clinical practices today. The researchers have proved that when nurses perform interventions based on evidence-based practice, it results in a better patient outcome. In the journal “Nurse Education Today” (2017), evidence-based practice is a process in which professionals make beneficial and essential decisions for the patients in the light of their clinical expertise and knowledge gained through the best available evidence which leads to optimal patient care outcome (Keib, 2017, p. 37-43).
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Contemporary Nursing Practice 5 The curriculum designed for bachelors programs is based on research models and teaches how to utilize research to find clinical evidence to support the care for the patient. Nurses communication and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team is crucial to delivering safe and effective care to the patients and prevent errors. Several tools are used such as patient handoff, nurse to nurse report, SBAR (situation, background, assessment, recommendation), and STICC (Situation Task Intent Concern Calibrate). Nurses can also communicate electronically through notebooks and charting systems. In Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, the authors O’Daniel M, Rosenstein AH. Professional wrote, “according to JCHAO during the course of a 4-day
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