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The Baccalaureate Big 5: What Magnet® Hospitals Should Expect From a Baccalaureate Generalist Nurse

Martin, David MN, RN; Godfrey, Nelda PhD, RN; Walker, Marci MSN, RN-BC

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: March 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 3 - p 121–123
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000168
Departments: Magnet® Perspectives

The Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Essentials outcomes in an organizing framework, called the Baccalaureate Big 5, can have a similar effect in clearly communicating the scope and expectations of baccalaureate generalist nursing education.

Author Affiliations: Associate Dean (Dr Godfrey), RN-BSN Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor (Mr Martin), School of Nursing, University of Kansas; Magnet Program Coordinator (Ms Walker), University of Kansas Hospital.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Godfrey, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Mail Stop 4043, Kansas City, KS 66160 (

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