Hello and Happy New Year Eveyone.
I am in the process of taking my pre-requites for a nursing program. What I would like to know is do the hospitals in CT have a hiring preferance when it comes to a BSN prepared nurse over an ADN graduate? I have been reading the postings on this topic from other states and I am getting the Idea that many of the hospitals in certain states will only hire a BSN prepared nurse, is this infact the same in our state? I am a little worried about it if I go the ADN route would I beable to get a job in a hospital once I graduate.
It is most definitely fact that a hospital will hire a BSN over an ADN. Simply more education. You're right that more clinical experience is obtained with an ADN degree, but it is still less sought after than a 4 year degree. Believe me I have nothing against ADN nurses. I work with them and think they are very competent, but if a nurse recruiter is looking at a BSN and an ADN with everything else equal, they will hire the BSN. One other fun fact for you is that the ANA would like to eventually phase out the ADN altogether. They want the entry level degree for registered nursing to be the BSN, so I'm sure hospitals kinda feel the same way seeing as how many post on their job boards, "BSN preferred."
Last edit by PavementRN on Jan 19, '12