ADN OR BSN for Hospice Nursing?
- 0Feb 1, '13 by arkiebarbieI would like to become a Hospice nurse. Would getting my ADN be a disadvantage for this specialty? I live in Jonesboro and am 42 yr old. I thought about eventually completing a BSN but I am just out of a bad marriage and would like to get a stable job as quick as possible. Opinions are appreciated!
- 0Feb 3, '13 by soxgirl2008I'm not in Arkansas, I'm in the Midwest but many hospice nurses around here are ADNs. I know you say you want a job as soon as possible, but be aware that the ADN isn't really a 2 year degree...many programs require 1-1.5 years of pre reqs before you even start the nursing courses
- 0Feb 3, '13 by BostonFNP, MSN, DNP, NP GuideMuch may depend on the job market in your area. Have you tried calling a few hospice offices and asking?
Hospice nursing is a tough field for new grads and one where (personally) I feel like additional education of a BSN is helpful.
Remember just because there are experienced ADNs working in a given field doesn't mean they will hire a new ADN (or even a new BSN).
Call some local offices, try to do a shadow shift.