I was wondering how many jobs are available for recent grads looking for RN positions in Southern California. Can you get a job with an Associate's Degree in Nursing or is it necessary to have a BSN?
I am currently a student at UC Irvine with two majors in fields other than nursing (Public Health Science (B.S.) and Sociology (B.A.). I am really concerned with cost, competitiveness, and the amount of time involved with getting an accelerated BSN degree, so I am wondering whether or not I could do the associates program and have a job after completing it, then get my BSN through an online program while working as an RN. Is this possible?
Aug 22, '10
As long as you are not picky then you will be fine. There are tons of LTC & SNF that hire RN's all the time, and RN's mostly do paperwork there and may start an IV here and there since LVN can't. Many new grads I think want to get into te ICU & ER places that pay the big $$ and most times you need experience.