Do ASN/ADN nurses still get hired in the hospital?

  1. Can ASN nurses still get hired in the hospital?
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  3. by   LovingLife123
    Yes. I was hired in as ASN. Into an icu. I have my bachelors now, but I did that for me.
  4. by   purplegal
    Yes, most of my classmates with that degree got hospital jobs. They might want you to get a BSN eventually though. My classmates have 5 years to get their BSNs
  5. by   RNperdiem
    Depends on your job market. From what I read, it seems like hospitals are more likely to want BSN, urban areas, places where the local population is highly educated, anything university-based, are where BSN is the minimum to be competitive for a new grad job.
    Long term care, more rural areas, anywhere there is a true nursing shortage, is less likely to get picky about BSN or ADN.
  6. by   Everline
    Yes. I got offered jobs in more than one hospital with an ASN. Never had trouble getting a nursing job with my degree. YMMV depending on location. I'm getting ready to go back for my BSN, not because it's necessary for my job, but because I like learning and my employer will pay for it.
  7. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    It depends on the local market. My local hospital is transitioning to an all-BSN workforce. I graduated with an ASN in an area where hospitals only hire BSNs.
  8. by   AJJKRN
    My fairly large organization still hires ASN/ADN's. I think now though they require a BSN to be obtained within three to five years but they do offer tuition assistance which covers the full tuition for accredited nonprofit schools like WGU as long as you can finish in two terms.
  9. by   ivyleaf
    absolutely. some hospitals even hire lpns! if you're a new grad and want to work in a big city or competitive area, it will be harder to get hired w an asn vs bsn.
  10. by   Wannabenurseneko
    Quote from ivyleaf
    absolutely. some hospitals even hire lpns! if you're a new grad and want to work in a big city or competitive area, it will be harder to get hired w an asn vs bsn.
    I live in the big city currently not new York but a big city in Connecticut I'm still getting my prerequisites
    I want to work for a clinic in my town , which is part of our hospital
  11. by   mmc51264
    yes
    Plenty of places here in Eastern NC. Most make you sign a contract that you will get your BSN in a certain amount of time
  12. by   klone
    Depends completely on the region. I recently moved from Denver, where it was pretty impossible to get a hospital job with an ASN unless you also come with a few years of valuable experience.

    Where I live now, nobody cares.
  13. by   StocktonNurse
    I say with the future nursing shortage coming soon, that organizations will have to be open to hiring ASN's. Lots nurses retiring from the baby boomer age group and nurses in my organization are retiring in the mid 50's.
  14. by   snowflower2016
    The large teaching hospital in Chicago where I work hires ADN nurses regularly with the agreement is that you will have your BSN within 3 years of date of hire.

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