Discussion board | HCA 4303 – Comparative Health Systems | Columbia Southern University
On the other hand, it could be argued that excellent patient care doesn’t necessarily come from having a certain level of education or degree program completion. There are many nurses who already possess much experience in several areas of nursing practice, but may not have achieved an advanced degree yet still feel they maintain high standards when providing patient care. Additionally, some research suggests that additional years spent studying does not always result in improved patient outcomes or satisfaction ratings – indicating that educational attainment alone may not be enough for optimal performance when caring for patients.
Overall, there is no clear consensus as to whether more educated nurses provide better care than those without such credentials; however, it is important for all nurses to receive adequate training regardless of their background so they can work safely within their scope of practice and give effective treatment to their patients. Ultimately each nurse must strive towards excellence regardless of educational level by staying informed about current practices, seeking out continuing education opportunities where appropriate, collaborating with colleagues on difficult decisions or cases and delivering compassionate service at all times.