Confused again...as usual...

  1. I was just wondering if it is true or not that an Associates Degree RN does not get as many jobs as a Bachelors Degree. I mean I know its obvious that a Bachelors Degree knows more...but do AA RNs really not get that many jobs?
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  3. by   MIA-RN1
    Quote from ConfusedStudent3
    I was just wondering if it is true or not that an Associates Degree RN does not get as many jobs as a Bachelors Degree. I mean I know its obvious that a Bachelors Degree knows more...but do AA RNs really not get that many jobs?
    bachelors degree nurses and associate's nurses know the same clinical stuff. They take the same board exam to become nurses.
    Bach. nurses have further courses outside the core cirriculum than associate's nurses.
    They both start the same, mostly at the same pay I believe, doing the same work as an RN since they both are RN's.
    Many places want a nurse to have a bsn in order to progress up to management.
    Just do whichever you are doing. They are both degrees that end up with RN's.
  4. by   rach_nc_03
    there are a bazillion threads on the ADN vs. BSN debate on these boards. the fact of the matter is that the majority of staff nurses working today are ADN or diploma nurses (check recent studies for current percentages). I have not heard of any geographic area where ADN nurses have a harder time getting work than BSN nurses. BTW, I'm an ADN nurse and I've worked in management and research, and now as a consultant.

    Now, a bit of advice. Please be careful making statements like, 'BSN nurses know more than ADN nurses'....you're apt to start a big ole' flame war. Also remember that a huge number of nurses today (both ADN and BSN, but i'm guessing more ADNs because it's often easier to finance and deal with other obligations) are 2nd career (or 3rd or 4th) nurses. Many have advanced degrees in other areas. Sweeping generalizations like this are a bad idea in most arenas, especially on a topic as hotly debated as this one.
  5. by   TazziRN
    Quote from rach_nc_03
    Now, a bit of advice. Please be careful making statements like, 'BSN nurses know more than ADN nurses'....you're apt to start a big ole' flame war.
    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
  6. by   P_RN
    Let me refer you to the sticky about questions about adn/bsn http://allnurses.com/forums/f8/have-...ad-180528.html
  7. by   Tweety
    To answer your question, ADN's and BSN's have a wide variety of jobs open to them when they graduate. Both are Registered Nurses qualified for entry level positions and there are a lot of those jobs.

    You may be actually hearing about LPN's. LPNs new grads are having a hard time finding hospital entry level jobs. But LPNs are having an easier time getting jobs in Nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

    Good luck to you. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. We understand that as a high school student you're trying to figure things out.
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from rach_nc_03
    Now, a bit of advice. Please be careful making statements like, 'BSN nurses know more than ADN nurses'....you're apt to start a big ole' flame war. Also remember that a huge number of nurses today (both ADN and BSN, but i'm guessing more ADNs because it's often easier to finance and deal with other obligations) are 2nd career (or 3rd or 4th) nurses. Many have advanced degrees in other areas. Sweeping generalizations like this are a bad idea in most arenas, especially on a topic as hotly debated as this one.
    Excellent advice! Know however, we moderators will answer specific questions such as this one, but will no longer tolerate big old flame wars on this topic. We simply will close them and refer them to the few that are open. No more new flame wars.

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