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Authors

  1. Krugman, Mary PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  2. Goode, Colleen J. PhD, RN, FAAN

Abstract

Some nurse executives and academic nurse leaders believe that the issue of educational entry into professional nursing practice is an "old" issue. Nursing is the only healthcare profession that still does not require the minimum of a baccalaureate degree (BSN). It is time for nurse leaders to act: eliminate the multiple educational levels and require a minimum BSN degree for professional nurse practice.