Intrinsic Value of General Education Courses

Intrinsic Value of General Education Courses

In 2003, Linda Aiken reviewed data from 168 Pennsylvania hospitals. The study was first to provide empirical evidence that linked patient outcomes to the level of degree held by bedside caregivers. The data from the study revealed that the risk of mortality and failure to rescue decreased by 5% for every 10% increase in the proportion of nurses with BSN or higher degree providing direct patient care (Aiken, 2003)