I'm near the end of a BSN transition program and can honestly say that my nursing practice has not been changed as a result of this furthering of my education. Not because I failed to learn anything new but because I have always been learning new things. As I have said many times in these threads, it is not the degree that makes a fine nurse but the person consequently, there are many mediocre practitioners out there who hold advanced degrees. So you may ask, if I don't believe the degree is necessary to improve nursing care, why then, did I do it? I did it in order to go into a Masters program to become an APRN.