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American Sentinel University Develops New Worksheet to Help Nurses Determine BSN-Readiness
Date:5/20/2013

AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013

AURORA, Colo. – May 20, 2013 – American Sentinel University, a leading online accredited university, has developed a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) Readiness Worksheet to help nurses assess how they feel about continuing their education and gauge their readiness to pursue a BSN. Nurses can print out the complimentary worksheet, respond to ten statements and then tally their score results to see how they rate on a BSN-readiness scale.

New industry standards and complexities of patient care call for nurses to receive additional education beyond basic pre-licensure requirements. Many hospitals and health care organizations are calling for nurses to either earn a BSN or RN to MSN degree. Now more than ever, nurses should consider going back to school and determine how they can leverage the push for an advanced degree to accomplish career and personal goals.

“It’s important for nurses to evaluate their thoughts and feelings about continuing their education and ask themselves if there is a specific career path they would like to take, or if they want to move up the nursing ladder, earn more promotions to receive higher salaries and gain greater respect from their peers,” says Karen Whitham, EdD(c), MSN, RN, CNE, chair of nursing, RN-BSN programs at American Sentinel University. “By addressing their career and professional motivations, they will be able to determine if they are BSN-ready and if this is the right path for them to realize their goals.”

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