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Don't know what will benefit me most

  1. 0 I graduated in May with ADN; passed NCLEX end of June. I currently live in Wisconsin but desperately want out. In August, I ended up getting a home health job from a staffing agency. I'm sure this position is not getting me the experience I need to move on and move out. So my question is this... Will it benefit me more to get a BSN, or should I save my money/ and use my energy to get a different job that will give me more experience so I can move. What would look more desirable to Florida Hospitals?? I am looking into moving to Oviedo, FL. My ultimate goal is pediatric ICU RN. I feel like I am still a new grad even though I have some RN work experience, but like I said it is not the experience I want. Would I still be considered a new graduate if I go back for my BSN even though I am already an RN?
  2. 3 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
    Why won't it give you experience?I once hired an excellent recent grad for a post OP floor who had only 1 year home health (intermittent visits). Home care requires excellent assessment and problem solving skills.
  4. Visit  Mindy J RN profile page
    I have only one patient. Pediatric little guy needs round the clock care, but in reality I feel like a babysitter. The baby's parents can, but refuse to care for him. (they would rather go out to dinner and the movies and have a free babysitter). I have exhausted all the experience I'm going to get out of this one.
  5. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
    Then why don't you orient and pick up cases with more complex care?

    I had obtained a PICU job because of extensive experience with trach/vent kids and skilled visits; like MrChicagoRN said, Home health gives the positives of assessment skills and decision making. Good Luck.
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