In recent lliterature it is stated that by 2010 all RN's coming out of school should be BSN's. Do you think this is reasonable in light of the nursing shortage?
Jun 1, '03
I am an ADN. However, I have 127 college credit hours. This is due to the nursing program waiting lists being so long, requirements changing, credits not transfering to my second college, etc. I've looked into getting a BSN. If I do, I will then have more than the required number of credits for a Master's Degree!
I graduated w/ honors and was valedictorian of my nursing class. You think that would count for something towards my BSN, but it doesn't.
I feel that colleges are going out of their way to hold nurses back from getting their BSN degrees. One advisor recently told me "You're just starting out. You have a long way to go to get your BSN."
I wish they would look at grades, total number of credits earned, and years worked as a nurse. These don't count for much in my experience.
I do not think the $$$, time and hassle it would require to obtain a BSN would benefit my career enough to bother.
Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Jun 1, '03
Jun 1, '03
I feel your frustration hellllllo nurse. It does seem like a long time. I have so many psych courses it would be quicker for me to get a bachelor in psych which I had originally planned. I know of an RN who is getting a bachelor in Geriatrics, (something like that) she loves it.
Last edit by mkue on Jun 1, '03