Source:

Nursing2015

September 2009, Volume 39 Number 9 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • ROBIN OLSON RN

Abstract

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OLSON, ROBIN RN

Issue: Volume 39(9), September 2009, p ...

 

[black small square] I strongly agree with Penny Simpson Brooke that we should require a baccalaureate degree as a minimum for entry into nursing. All other professions start here, with many now requiring a master's degree.

 

Thirty years ago, when I was in my final year in a diploma nursing program, we were told that 3-year nursing programs were being phased out and that 4-year degrees would be mandated for professional nurses. We were a bit upset, to say the least, but we were told not to worry because we'd be grandfathered in. We accepted this. I'm still waiting!!

 

-ROBIN OLSON, RN

 

Grantsburg, Wis.