How do I add a Degree in BlueSky?

In BlueSky, Degrees are used to categorize your caregivers by job title: RN, LPN, CNA, Pharmacist, etc. System administrators can edit, add and inactivate Degrees.***This includes non-clinical caregivers!*** The actual "competencies" for these caregivers is entered in the "Specialties" tab. Degrees are parent to the Specialties child. Refer to this article for more information:

To add a Degree:

1. Click Admin > Setup > Degrees. You will see a pre-populated list of Degrees:

2.You may have more than one page of Degrees in your system, so look at each page before adding a new degree. You can edit, add, or inactivate the Degrees in this list. To edit a Degree, click on the name of the Degree. You can now change the name, the Seq. No (where the Degree appears numerically in the list), the status, enter a code for the Degree, and note if the Degree participates is APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, usually 4 year degree).

3. To add a new Degree, click New Degree. 

  • Enter the name of the new Degree.
  • Seq. No.: Enter a number to numerically order the list of Degrees.
  • Status: Select Active if this Degree is currently staffed, or Inactive.
  • Code: Typically used with payroll imports/exports.
  • Participates in APRN: Check if this Degree is is an Advanced Placement Nursing Degree (usually a 4 year degree program). If checked, your system will consider Compact States for licensing.
Keep in mind that Degrees are intended to be very generic job descriptions and not indicative of the actual competencies. Think Allied Health Professional as a Degree and Occupational Therapist as the Specialty within that Degree. Or a RN as a Degree and Medical/Surgical as the Specialty.


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