RATIONALE ESSAY WITH DP PLANNING GRID 1
Rationale Essay with DP Planning Grid
SUNY Empire State College
RATIONALE ESSAY WITH DP PLANNING GRID 2
The purpose of this paper is to introduce my RN to BSN degree plan. This paper will also include previous classes and credits I have taken from previous colleges that are incorporated within my degree plan to meet the full Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requirements, required for graduation here at SUNY Empire State College. In the paper, I will discuss personal and professional goals for achieving my BSN, and how this will positively affect my career as a Baccalaureate Registered Nurse. I have attached my degree planning grid as well.
Goals in Pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Professional goals for pursing my BSN lie in expanding on my career opportunities as a Registered Nurse. As a recent graduate from an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program, I have yet to land a job in a hospital.
After I graduated in May 2011, I tried very hard to start working as a Registered Nurse. After many interviews, and hearing the same response, "Call me back after you receive your BSN". I knew it was vital to return to school and complete my BSN if I wanted to work in hospital. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2012) states;
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, believes that education has a significant impact on the knowledge and competencies of the nurse clinician, as it does for all health care providers. Nurses with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees are well-prepared to meet the demands placed on today's nurse. BSN nurses are prized for their skills in critical thinking, leadership,