I started a new job last month, and I am in nursing orientation this week. Today we had a session with the director of Magnet whatever (our hospital has had magnet designation twice, so they apparently have a whole department on maintaining/recerting for it).
I asked her if the Magnet Powers that Be mandate hospitals to have a certain percentage of BSN vs. ADN prepared nurses. She just went to an international conference on Magnet last month, and she said that was discussed, and the official stance is that the Magnet "people" have mandated that Magnet facilities must have an 80% BSN rate by 2020, and that all facilities must have, by 2013, a plan in place on how to implement the 2020 mandate.
So, that's the deal. Being a Magnet hospital does not preclude them from hiring ADNs. I know this personally, as I have been employed by two different Magnet hospitals as an ADN nurse (although I'm in a BSN program and hope to graduate next summer). But with their new 2020 initiative, it's definitely going to be harder to get a job as an ADN at a Magnet facility.
Oct 18, '11
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
as lpn, my health system reimbursed me $2,000/yr 79-82 towards my bsn.
Texas Hospital Paying for Nurses' Higher Education
today giving away 4,000 for fte...went to paying school directly in 2010 even covering books up to max amount as found that was stunbling block for many returning to school, unable to pasy costs upfront expecially if supporting a family.
another push is from
the future of nursing: focus on education - institute of medicine
...with more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation's health care workforce. working on the front lines of patient care, nurses have a direct effect on patient care. their regular, close proximity to patients and scientific understanding of care processes across the continuum of care give them a unique ability to effect wide-reaching changes in the health care system. nurses must be prepared to meet diverse patients' needs; function as leaders; and advance science that benefits patients and the capacity of health professionals to deliver safe, quality patient-centered care. if new nurses are to succeed in this complex and evolving health care system, nursing education needs to be transformed.
increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.
[font=gotham book,gotham book][font=gotham book,gotham book]academic nurse leaders across all schools of nursing should work together to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree from 50 to 80 percent by 2020. these leaders should partner with education accrediting bodies, private and public funders, and employers to ensure funding, monitor progress, and increase the diversity of students to create a workforce prepared to meet the demands of diverse populations across the lifespan
* the commission on collegiate nursing education, working in collaboration with the national league for nursing accrediting commission, should require all nursing schools to offer defined academic pathways, beyond articulation agreements, that promote seamless access for nurses to higher levels of education.
* health care organizations should encourage nurses with associate's and diploma degrees to enter baccalaureate nursing programs within 5 years of graduation by offering tuition reimbursement, creating a culture that fosters continuing education, and providing a salary differential and promotion.
* private and public funders should collaborate, and when possible pool funds, to expand baccalaureate programs to enroll more students by offering scholarships and loan forgiveness, hiring more faculty, expanding clinical instruction through new clinical partnerships, and using technology to augment instruction. these efforts should take into consideration strategies to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, and geographic distribution.
* the u.s. secretary of education, other federal agencies including the health resources and services administration, and state and private funders should expand loans and grants for second-degree nursing students.
* schools of nursing, in collaboration with other health professional schools, should design and implement early and continuous interprofessional collaboration through joint classroom and clinical training opportunities.
* academic nurse leaders should partner with health care organizations, leaders from primary and secondary school systems, and other community organizations to recruit and advance diverse nursing students....
those entering adn/asn programs must be prepared to continue their education to meet todays market forces that are affecting employment.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Oct 18, '11