BSN only hospitals

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    Anyone knows any BSN-only hospitals, preferably in CA? Thx a lot!!!

    Ex: Advocate Christ & Hope Children's Hospital (in Illinois)
    Last edit by luckystarRN on Sep 22, '11
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    If I may, why do you ask?
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    While many hospitals are BSN preferred, I'm not sure any are BSN only. Even hospitals in my area that say they will only hire BSN or those currently in a RN-BSN, they are still hiring ADN nurses under particular circumstances. Why does it matter?? Outside of management and third party organizations, a RN is a RN and they all passed the same test and got the same license.
    ChristineN, hoopschick, DogWmn, and 3 others like this.
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    Why does it matter to you if a hospital is BSN only....? I know of very good magnet hospitals that may say BSN preferred, but they still hire ADNs.

    If you're looking to work in a BSN only hospital, with the way the economy is you might not want to limit yourself that much because I don't know of many hospital that are strictly BSN only...
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    I am new to the nursing thing and am currently applying to an ADN program but what are the bsn's taught that the ADN's are not? What is the real difference? Besides the obvious and the bigger school loans??
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    Cedars is primarily hiring BSN only. Gook luck!
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    Quote from debjac
    I am new to the nursing thing and am currently applying to an ADN program but what are the bsn's taught that the ADN's are not? What is the real difference? Besides the obvious and the bigger school loans??
    ADN programs focus strictly on being a bedside nurse. BSN programs include more stuff like nursing theory, nursing research, nursing informatics, etc. Plus the BSN has all the general education stuff. If you do an ADN program (like I am in now) just plan to do a RN-BSN after. Most employers will pay for it.
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    University of California, Irvine (UCI)
    University of Califonia, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    UC Davis
    UC San Diego
    USC
    Mission Hospital, Orange County
    Saint Jude, Orange County

    Just to name a few.
    SharonH, RN likes this.
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    Nccity2001-are those BSN only or BSN preferred?

    foreverLauer-that distinction may not be necessarily true. My ADN program had leadership and management courses as requirements. We wrote research papers each semester, and utilized evidence based practice as basis for our research. We also had clinical rotations focusing on nursing management.

    Just wanted to offer that perspective!
    hoopschick likes this.
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    Quote from foreverLaur
    While many hospitals are BSN preferred, I'm not sure any are BSN only. Even hospitals in my area that say they will only hire BSN or those currently in a RN-BSN, they are still hiring ADN nurses under particular circumstances. Why does it matter?? Outside of management and third party organizations, a RN is a RN and they all passed the same test and got the same license.
    There are a few hospital systems in my area that won't even glance at your application if you don't have a BSN, so BSN only hospitals do exist. I live on the east coast and in big cities here that's actually becoming more common.

    Maybe the OP has a BSN and is hoping to have less competition applying for jobs at those hospitals. Maybe the OP is trying to win a bet. Maybe the OP is simply curious about such hospitals. Whatever the reason, can we PLEASE not turn this in to yet another BSN vs ADN thread?
    NRSKarenRN, leslie :-D, and SharonH, RN like this.


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