Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses are Essential to Quality Health Care Tuesday, September 12, 2023 In line with our commitment to elevating healthcare quality, AACN champions nursing education as the key to enhancing patient outcomes. Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree possess indispensable skills that substantially benefit patients and the healthcare team. BSN education places a significant emphasis on cultivating knowledge, critical thinking, leadership, case management, and health promotion. Recently, AACN published a comprehensive document that spotlights the substantial contributions of BSN-prepared nurses to quality health care. This document illustrates the impact of higher nursing education on patient well-being, including a summary of the evidence. BSN-educated nurses consistently demonstrate abilities that enhance patient care and fortify healthcare systems at large. The document underscores the tangible benefits connected with BSN-prepared nurses and is essential reading for healthcare stakeholders, shedding light on the integral role played by baccalaureate-prepared nurses in advancing healthcare quality and achieving superior patient outcomes. For deeper insights and key findings, download the full document here. Categories: Education Please login or register to post comments.