Need Help ASAP California RN'S
I'm currently in nursing school at an ADN program to be able to take my nclex. At the time of enrolling to the school I was happy with my decision but lately me and my classmates have been finding out horrible stories about the school. In the first week alone my instructors have been fired because he voiced his opinion on bad things the school was doing. Teaching Microbiology and Anatomy and Physiology the first term for 11 weeks each. Our teacher didn't agree with it. Now we find out that our classes won't be able to transfer so if we get out ADN we are pretty much stuck and have to start over to get our bsn.
Also is it true that you will require a bsn now to even work in a hospital setting?
All this information gots me scared and I really need a decision by today. I don't want to get stuck with a 59,000 dollar fee, for a degree that is worth poo.
Please any input.
This is more stressful because I have a daughter and father to take care off and this seemed so perfect
- 0Feb 8, '13 by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorIt's not impossible to get hired in a CA hospital with a ADN: I did. I'm also not a new grad, but specialty certified.
The reality is that most facilities-hospital as well as otherwise-do prefer BSNs. Of the new grads that were picked up by my hospital's new grad program, almost all were BSNs or MSNs, or already enrolled in a RN-BSN program.
Hope this helps. Best of luck whatever you decide.
- 0Thanks for your response. I still fail to understand how people say there is a shortage in nurses when California has some of the worst unemployment rates for new grads. I'm sticking to the program because it's a must for me. I just wish things would be easier, and not so hard.
- 1Feb 8, '13 by BeccaznRNQuote from liznowenAgreed. Especially when you won't be able to continue your education and will be stuck with a dead-end ADN degree. I suspect that this is a for-profit school.....my entire BSN education was about $30k at a state university.I would not suggest anyone spend that kind of money to get an ADN.
- 0Feb 8, '13 by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from BeccaznRNI agree. My ADN was under $10k total at a community college. The BSN would have run under $30k, but it wasn't an option for me at the time for several reasons. So nearly $60K...it's either a for-profit school or a very exclusive college that you are attending. I'm guessing the former.Agreed. Especially when you won't be able to continue your education and will be stuck with a dead-end ADN degree. I suspect that this is a for-profit school.....my entire BSN education was about $30k at a state university.
Anyhow, you are going to have a load of debt when you graduate and no guarantee of finding work in this state. There's way too much competition unless you go inland CA or along the Imperial county/Mexico border (forget San Diego county), and even then it's still very tight.
So another reality is that odds are high you may have to seek your first nursing job outside of CA. Nearly half of the new grads in this state can't find work...and yes, that includes work at ALFs, LTCs, SNFs and rehab, because even they are demanding experience and "BSN-preferred."
I don't mean to scare you or be a downer, but these are the facts. Yes, new grads are getting hired...but not many, and not all in hospitals. Yes, ADN new grads are getting hired...but they are even fewer in number. New grad ADNs hired in hospitals...possible but fewest still.
And who knows what the job market will be like when you graduate? It could be better, it could be worse. Three years ago they said things would be better by now...guess what--hasn't happened yet.
- 0I want to thank you guys for the information. Today i actually went into drop my enrollment and even then they had an unorganized process. I agree that ADN shouldn't even be worth that much but you see how it is. Yes they are a for profit school. I feel so relieved which is weird.