"Diploma Nurse preferable"

  1. I've seen this is 2 adds in the newspaper, looking for nurses in management positions. "Diploma nurse preferabel". Any one else seen this?
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  2. 54 Comments

  3. by   tanyalouiusep
    no havent seen it, is it a US paper?
  4. by   morte
    odd, if it were one ad i would think "error" and they meant "degree"
    ..other than that perhaps a means to save money, by not hiring a BSN?
  5. by   lauralassie
    Quote from morte
    odd, if it were one ad i would think "error" and they meant "degree"
    ..other than that perhaps a means to save money, by not hiring a BSN?

    Or perhaps they feel they are better prepared.
  6. by   Lacie
    Or they may mean no less than a diploma degree required. I have applied to one position that advertised as that and they meant they preferred a diploma or higher. Jmo.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Hmm - very interesting. Do you have a link?
  8. by   SuesquatchRN
    My new DON thinks that current programs don't offer enough clinical experience. Here in NY as a recent LPN grad I have to agree. And my friends who went on to the RN program are less than thrilled with what clinicals are teaching them. Lots of hours, lots of sitting around waiting for an instructor, not a lot of hands-on.
  9. by   Imafloat
    Quote from Suesquatch
    My new DON thinks that current programs don't offer enough clinical experience. Here in NY as a recent LPN grad I have to agree. And my friends who went on to the RN program are less than thrilled with what clinicals are teaching them. Lots of hours, lots of sitting around waiting for an instructor, not a lot of hands-on.
    That is one program, not all prorams are like that.
  10. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from WeeBabyRN
    That is one program, not all prorams are like that.
    Yes, which is why I stated clearly that it was HERE where we live to which I was referring.

    Now, I don't know how it is THERE where the ad was posted but it might be the same situation.
  11. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from Suesquatch
    My new DON thinks that current programs don't offer enough clinical experience. Here in NY as a recent LPN grad I have to agree. And my friends who went on to the RN program are less than thrilled with what clinicals are teaching them. Lots of hours, lots of sitting around waiting for an instructor, not a lot of hands-on.
    Boy, that's the truth. Lots of wasted time in nursing school. The most skilled procedure I did in LPN school was give an insulin shot.
    I was talking to a nurse who got her PN diploma in the 70's and she said they did just about everything in their program and when they got out, there wasn't a lot they hadn't done and gotten proficient at.
    Some people argue that school is harder now than it used to be, but I don't see how this can be true, myself.
  12. by   morte
    but more "hands on" isnt segueing (sp) into the management issue.......perhaps the "---or higher" is the correct interpretation....
  13. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from WeeBabyRN
    That is one program, not all prorams are like that.
    And I would even say that MOST programs are not like that.
  14. by   JohnBearPA
    Can't speak for anyone other than myself, but my LPN program had more clinical hours than the local state university RN program had. Also, the RN students had to wait for an instructor, who was less than enthusiastic, and several of their students expressed envy of the clinical experiences we LPN students had, saying we (lpn students) learned more skills, had instructors readily available, and were probably better prepared for the real world. These were second year RN students, by the way.

    That's just what it was like in the area I went to school in, and probably isn't like that everywhere, but it is definately an observation that SOME schools are like that almost EVERYWHERE.

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