I've been wondering about this:
I'm currently attending an ADN program in California. My goal is to eventually get my BSN.
I read on this forum that new grads unable to find employment within one year after graduation lose their eligibility for new grad programs at many hospitals: When an Unemployed New Grad is No Longer a New Grad - Nursing for Nurses
What about students who graduate from ADN programs, pass the NCLEX, and then transfer straight into BSN programs without obtaining work experience (aside from the clinical experience the BSN program may offer)? Are these RNs considered new grads again once they graduate with their BSN?
In other words, do these RNs lose their eligibility to be hired into new grad programs one year after their ADN graduation but regain it when they graduate from their BSN program?
Please enlighten me. Thank you!