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This is a discussion on Arizona Nursing - Brown Mackie college in Phoenix in Arizona State Nursing Programs, part of Arizona Nursing ... I'm thinking about starting at Brown Mackie college in Phoenix for The AAS RN program. I'm worried...by ArizonaNurse2be Sep 25, '12I'm thinking about starting at Brown Mackie college in Phoenix for The AAS RN program. I'm worried about graduating and not finding a job without a BSN. I do intend to do a bridge program down the road for RN to BSN... Anyone know if people hire RN with AAS degrees??Last edit by Joe V on Sep 25, '12
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- Sep 25, '12 by ShadowPlanetMy mother works for the VA here, and she says they're phasing out the ADNs and only hiring BSNs as new grads. Also, the hospital closest to me prefers BSNs and has no ADN new grad program anymore.. so I'd guess that a lot of people are not hiring ADNs right out of school anymore.
Edited to add that I'm in AZ too.
- Sep 25, '12 by brittneI worked for John C. Lincoln Hospital (NM location), I know that they too, prefer BSN's over ADN's. So my advice is, if you plan on attending a for-profit school, I would invest your money into an institution that offers a BSN program. That is what I am currently doing.
- Sep 26, '12 by ArizonaNurse2beI went there today. I didn't know they had a surgical technology program. Hospitals want an associates with that so I think that will suit me great. Lots of hands on. So I'll go there get my associates get certified then start working on my bachelors so I can still climb in rank and not be stuck doing one thing forever.
- Sep 26, '12 by ArizonaNurse2beMy husband will be working in the VA soon !
- Sep 26, '12 by Medic2RNMoved to the Arizona State Nursing Programs forum.