An Increase in the Number of Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees is Linked to Lower Rates of Mortality and Improved Patient Outcomes

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602748
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
An Increase in the Number of Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees is Linked to Lower Rates of Mortality and Improved Patient Outcomes
Author(s):
Magnuski, Kristen; Connelly, Katherine; Ricciardi, Nancy; Connelly, Katherine; Ricciardi, Nancy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Kristen Magnuski, RN-BC, kristen.magnuski@wagner.edu; Katherine Connelly, RN, CCRN; Nancy Ricciardi, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation's health care workforce.  Patient needs have become more complicated, and it is essential that nurses attain requisite competencies to deliver high-quality care.  The purpose of this research was to examine whether higher education levels in nursing are associated with improved patient outcomes.  The information used for this study was obtained through online searches of journal articles.  Most of the articles reviewed focused on Registered Nurse (RN) education levels and hospital mortality rates, while others expanded their research to include the effects of education on other nurse-sensitive outcomes.  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends increasing the percentage of RNs with baccalaureate degrees (BSN) from 50% to 80% by the year 2020 (Institute of Medicine, 2010).  Articles that supported the growing body of research to move towards BSN education for RNs in order to decrease mortality and improve patient outcomes were explored.  In reviewing these articles, the recommendations of the IOM's report to increase RN educational levels are supported.  Policy makers, educators, and administrators have a strong evidence base on which to make their decisions regarding the encouragement and funding for nurses' higher education (Blegen, Goode, Park, Vaughn, & Spetz, 2013).
Keywords:
nurse; baccalaureate; patient outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15EB1.10
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleAn Increase in the Number of Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees is Linked to Lower Rates of Mortality and Improved Patient Outcomesen
dc.contributor.authorMagnuski, Kristenen
dc.contributor.authorConnelly, Katherineen
dc.contributor.authorRicciardi, Nancyen
dc.contributor.authorConnelly, Katherineen
dc.contributor.authorRicciardi, Nancyen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsKristen Magnuski, RN-BC, kristen.magnuski@wagner.edu; Katherine Connelly, RN, CCRN; Nancy Ricciardi, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602748en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation's health care workforce.  Patient needs have become more complicated, and it is essential that nurses attain requisite competencies to deliver high-quality care.  The purpose of this research was to examine whether higher education levels in nursing are associated with improved patient outcomes.  The information used for this study was obtained through online searches of journal articles.  Most of the articles reviewed focused on Registered Nurse (RN) education levels and hospital mortality rates, while others expanded their research to include the effects of education on other nurse-sensitive outcomes.  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends increasing the percentage of RNs with baccalaureate degrees (BSN) from 50% to 80% by the year 2020 (Institute of Medicine, 2010).  Articles that supported the growing body of research to move towards BSN education for RNs in order to decrease mortality and improve patient outcomes were explored.  In reviewing these articles, the recommendations of the IOM's report to increase RN educational levels are supported.  Policy makers, educators, and administrators have a strong evidence base on which to make their decisions regarding the encouragement and funding for nurses' higher education (Blegen, Goode, Park, Vaughn, & Spetz, 2013).en
dc.subjectnurseen
dc.subjectbaccalaureateen
dc.subjectpatient outcomesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:35:54Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:35:54Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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