Today, we’ll talk about nursing practice by addressing the following points:

Explain how nursing practice has evolved over time, and how this evolution has influenced the scope of practice and approach to treating individuals.
Compare and contrast the differentiated practice competencies of associate and baccalaureate nursing education. Explain the difference in scope of practice between an associate and baccalaureate nurse.
Identify a patient care situation and describe how nursing care or decision-making approaches differ between the BSN prepared nurse and the ADN nurse.
Discuss the significance of applying evidence-based practice to nursing care and how the RNâ€BSN nurse’s academic preparation supports its application.
Discuss how nurses communicate and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams today, and how this contributes to safer and more effective patient outcomes.