BSN...AdMINISTRATION??

  1. What kind of Administration jobs could u get, being a BSN???


    Like what would you do..

    ive been looking into nursing for a while.. Thank you
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   zahryia
    You can work in utilization review, quality improvement, management, public health, workplace promotion, or managed care. I'm sure there's a lot more.

    BTW, these positions are not limited to BSNs.
  4. by   TazziRN
    In my area you need a BSN to be a school nurse or public health nurse. There's not a lot that you can't do without a BSN.
  5. by   BSNtobe2009
    Alot of major universities that offer a BSN program also offer a minor or double major in healthcare administration/management track.
  6. by   Otessa
    "BTW, these positions are not limited to BSNs."

    Where I work if you want to be in management, educator,quality improvement, or any special projects that don't include floor nursing-you won't even get an internal interview if you don't have a BSN.
    Last edit by Otessa on Oct 25, '06
  7. by   aggieamy5
    I've posted something similar before and had a similar question about the BSN. My husband will have an ADN this May. He already has a BS in psychology and a MS in HR Management. (We live in the Houston area). My mother-in-law who is a nurse and my friend who is an ER doctor both said he should have no problems eventually moving into managment after some years of nursing experience, given his background. I may get a lot of flack for this, but to me the BSN seems pointless since he already has a BS degree. Just wondered what others thought of the situation/if he has a good chance of doing mgmt work.
  8. by   daladiezman1627
    yea, im considering going into nursing... but i dont know.. Should i go for the BSN? because i hear its better?

    Or should i just do the associates, and see if i like it?



    They both get paid the same right? And it seems that BSNS can be staff nurses, and managment, while associates degree limits one to only staff?



    i just am not sure


    Also, can someone explain their typical day as an RN, one who only has an associates degree?

    my dad keeps telling me all they do is clean up poop, while BSNs boss them around.?

    thank you
  9. by   Envy
    I have an ADN and am the Clinical Coordinator of OB/GYN/NSY/NICU. I also have a friend who has an ADN and is VP of nursing services in an acute care hospital.
  10. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from daladiezman1627


    Also, can someone explain their typical day as an RN, one who only has an associates degree?

    my dad keeps telling me all they do is clean up poop, while BSNs boss them around.?

    thank you
    That's really funny! No, as a staff nurse an ADN does the same thing as a BSN. The BSN does not boss the ADN around.
  11. by   glasgow3
    Quote from aggieamy5
    I've posted something similar before and had a similar question about the BSN. My husband will have an ADN this May. He already has a BS in psychology and a MS in HR Management. (We live in the Houston area). My mother-in-law who is a nurse and my friend who is an ER doctor both said he should have no problems eventually moving into managment after some years of nursing experience, given his background. I may get a lot of flack for this, but to me the BSN seems pointless since he already has a BS degree. Just wondered what others thought of the situation/if he has a good chance of doing mgmt work.
    The answer to your question varies from locality to locality. One major determinent is the relative availability of BSN prepared nurses. With the virtual explosion of nontraditional means of obtaining a BSN I suspect employers will increasingly require that preparation for all but bedside positions. So what was true in the past may not be predictive for your husband's situation.

    If your husband wishes to move into nursing management choosing an accelerated RN to MSN program or perhaps building upon his previous MS to terminate in a graduate degree with a health care emphasis may be required, particularly in the hospital environment.
  12. by   RazorbackRN
    Quote from daladiezman1627
    yea, im considering going into nursing... but i dont know.. Should i go for the BSN? because i hear its better?

    Or should i just do the associates, and see if i like it?



    They both get paid the same right? And it seems that BSNS can be staff nurses, and managment, while associates degree limits one to only staff?



    i just am not sure


    Also, can someone explain their typical day as an RN, one who only has an associates degree?

    my dad keeps telling me all they do is clean up poop, while BSNs boss them around.?

    thank you


    That's hilarious! Obviously, your father isn't in the healthcare arena!
  13. by   aggieamy5
    Thanks. There is a HUGE nurse shortage is the area we live in (Houston) and it is expected to become much worse. Here, nurses tend to have their pick of jobs. My mother-in-law gets job offers left and right as an RN, but she is happy where she is at. There are also numerous managment jobs so maybe our location will work to my husband's advantage. For our area, there are very few professions out there where one can have only an associate's and make such a decent salary. (I still can't get over that).
  14. by   daladiezman1627
    whats the typical day of a nurse? and what options can u do?

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