Adn's Who Don't Care - page 3

hello all, i would like to know if there are any adn's out there who have no desire to get there bsn's. not because of laziness or not wanting knowledge or anything else negative, but just don't... Read More

  1. by   Larry77
    I am an ADN that does want to go on but am putting it off until my kids get a little bit older...probably both in middle school/high school...not sure yet. Right now I just can't see going back full time but I may take a few classes here in there just to get me headed in the right direction.

    I don't see that it will be a big "gain" for me because my hospital pays 1$/hr for either certification or BSN and not for both...my certification will be much easier to get if it was for the small raise.

    I just feel like Tweety mentioned how long can I actually run around this dept do I want to do it until I retire? I will be in it for the doors that will open up after completion.

    Rambling a little sorry just got home from NOC shift, kills me ever time...lol goodnight or good day whatever those NOC shifters say when they go to bed
  2. by   nursesaideBen
    I think to each his own, a nurse is a nurse. Like other posters have said there are quite a few management positions, especially outside a hospital setting, that don't require a BSN. There's nothing wrong with staying an ADN or having a BSN. With me, getting a BSN is a long term goal of mine but I'm just working my way up to it. I have 7 months left in the LPN program I'm in and the hospital I work for has a very nice tuition reimbursement program for LPN's and RN's who continue their education. Some have said to me to ditch the LPN program and go straight to RN but I don't want to do that, I'm happy where I'm at and will acchieve the big RN after my name one day, after all I'm only 18 if I knock out all the challenges now what will I do in 20 years from now
  3. by   suzy253
    Quote from mamason
    I'm a RN who graduated from one of the few diploma schools left in the country. Chose it because it offered more clinical hours compared to the other programs around where I live. At this point, I really don't have the desire to get my BSN. The RN's around here pretty much make the same. Doesn't matter if you hold a Diploma, BSN, or ADN. The only time a BSN is needed is if you wish to persue something outside of being a staff nurse. And management just isn't for me. I guess it just depends on the individual's preferences and what they want to accomplish in their careers.
    Ditto. I graduated from a 3-year diploma program chosen because of the clinical hours. No desire to get my BSN.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    This thread gives some very solid reasons for not going back to school versus going back to school.

    For me, I was an LPN then an ADN and I was an ADN for 8 years before going back to school. However, my goal (as some have already mentioned) wasn't the BSN, but rather the MSN. I am so glad that I did this - it gives me more options. I do love bedside nursing but at 48 can I keep up this pace for another 20 years?? Probably not. I wanted to go back while I still had the chance to work and recoup the money that I spent on school.

    I went into nursing as a second career too. As we get older, we must all face that bedside nursing is very hard work - no matter what floor or unit you work on. And...as we get older, we realize there might be other options out there that require more education.

    At any rate, that is another reason nursing is so cool - so many choices.
  5. by   mamason
    Quote from suzy253
    Ditto. I graduated from a 3-year diploma program chosen because of the clinical hours. No desire to get my BSN.
    Glad to meet ya! I was beginning to feel as if I was the only Diploma grad on this site. Srry don't mean to get of the topic.
  6. by   suzy253
    Quote from mamason
    Glad to meet ya! I was beginning to feel as if I was the only Diploma grad on this site. Srry don't mean to get of the topic.
    Nice to meet you too. We're far from being the only diploma grads here. :wink2:
  7. by   Narnia456
    Quote from unapt576
    Now I would love to go back and take some "fun" courses. Art history and music appreciation have been calling my name lately. NOT nursing.
    That's funny that you say that. I graduate in Dec ADN. I've been approved for more grants and loans that would come in handy for Christmas! I keep thinking...watercolor classes!!
  8. by   Donnetterr
    Whether ADN, BSN, or diploma, all RNs earned the title by passing NCLEX and should feel confident in their designation as Registered Nurse. When the day comes where only BSNs are allowed to take NCLEX then I will start worrying about what degree everyone has.
  9. by   mamason
    Quote from Donnetterr
    Whether ADN, BSN, or diploma, all RNs earned the title by passing NCLEX and should feel confident in their designation as Registered Nurse. When the day comes where only BSNs are allowed to take NCLEX then I will start worrying about what degree everyone has.
    I believe I read another thread about mandatory BSN to practice as a RN. They stated that RN's currently holding a ASN or Diploma degree would be grandfathered in should this occur. Sorry can't remember where it was in the site.
  10. by   cardiacRN2006
    I'm an ADN. I wish to get a BS but not BSN. Maybe Micro or Math, but not nursing. Why would I want to get another degree in the same field? It seems redundant. I want to learn more, something new-not the same ol' same ol'.
  11. by   nursing4me23
    Thanks for all of you who replied.
    i wasn't trying to discourage anyone from getting their bsn at all
    i just wanted to see if not having it had stopped them in any way
    and i see that it hasn't. i wish all of you the best in whatever route
    you decide to take.
    :wink2:
  12. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from mamason
    I believe I read another thread about mandatory BSN to practice as a RN. They stated that RN's currently holding a ASN or Diploma degree would be grandfathered in should this occur. Sorry can't remember where it was in the site.
    Oh, I understand this. But - because the ivory tower and the ANA polarized this debate with their insults, there can be NO assurances, despite the claims of being grandfathered.

    Simply put, I'm not reassured BECAUSE of the 40 yr old insult.

    I will not be relegated to second class status by the ivory elite.

    Simply put, it will take a consensus to move to BSN as a standard, not a polarization. As long as the debate is polarized in more fundamental ways, a bland assurance of being 'grandfathered' is not nearly sufficient to create that consensus.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  13. by   Antikigirl
    I have a ADN, and have never had a probelm with any position I wanted except for a teaching one, but I still get plenty of preceptors...so no probelms there!

    I thought that I could get my BSN when I have the money, but my family and I bought a house, so it would be a while if I wanted to. But frankly, I have no probelms where I am, get plenty of work, have a wide range of skills and experience, and well...so far so good!

    I really love school, so I would certainly go back...but when I think of going back I think of things I really would like to learn about for myself...like more classes based on creativity, speech, gardening...that kind of thing. I feel I need to work on areas of my life I have missed and enjoy. So those may win out over more school on something I do everyday anyway!

    Also, I was granted RN school...so I basically thought it would be a great career move, not really knowing much about it. I did it, passed with flying colors...and well...am working as a Nurse. I just don't seem to need more schooling in this respect except for the CME I do on my own (I like to take CME to keep up to date!). I went into ADN thinking "lets try this out", and now I am at "Wow, I am doing well...lets keep it up" phase. Maybe I will find a desire to continue on as a BSN...I will never say I will never do it...you just never know.

    But for now...My ASN is doing just fine for me!

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