National RN Salary Trends ADN or Diploma vs BSN - page 4

Hi, I'm presently in a BSN program in SC. I am writing a professional issues paper and I wanted to research a point. It is my understanding that the majority of facilities across the US do not... Read More

  1. by   VickyRN
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    Please keep the discussion civil. Discuss the topic at hand and avoid personal attacks or inflammatory statements. Thank you

    PS. This is not directed towards the last posters....
  2. by   zacarias
    The first hospital I ever worked in was Magnet and they gave a differential for both BSN and certifications. The current hospital I work at only gives differential for certifications.
  3. by   Hoozdo
    There are only 2 hospitals in my metropolis city that pay extra for BSN degrees. I happen to work at one of them and have an ADN. It's back to school for me :uhoh21:
  4. by   TinyNurse
    the last hospital i worked staff at paid 50 cents/hr more for a BSN............makes me wanna run out pay tuition and get one!!!!
  5. by   mart18642
    I was a License practical nurse for years and I can say that I was pretty good at it. My pay was no so good. Then I decided to go back to the ADN program. and yes my skills were probably at the highest level compared with the new ADNs; however, one thing that I did notice after I graduated and passed the boards was my level of assessment knowledge I've acquired while ADN program. Then I started wondering, with the skill I acquired as an LPN, level of assessment ADN, how it would be at the BSN level....and let me tell you. the sciences courses are all the same, but the level is way higher than ADN, we got trained (at the University) to assess at the nurse practitioner level, and the way I assess my patient are even more detail than before.....yes we do not get more for that........but that the chance you take for higher education......now I'm wondering about MSN-NP?:uhoh21:
  6. by   DADENTY
    Quote from ShayRN
    I have a BSN. I can assure you, since I am actually WORKING in a hospital setting, there is no possible way for you to tell the difference between an diploma, AD or BSN nurse. Some of the BEST nurses I have worked with are LPN's Also, if anything, the BSN nurses come out of school KNOWING more, but having less useful practical skills. They simply don't have enough time in a clinical setting. I see your a nursing student and I assume you just don't know any better, but please, until your in the real world, working among some AWESOME nurses, please keep that opinion under your hat. Real world experience will teach you how very, very wrong you are.....

    On the other hand, I DO feel as if I should get reimbursed more for my degree. As an RN, I make more than an LPN for my extra time at school, why shouldn't my college education account for something? The only acknowledgement I get for the time I went to school is the $35.00 bonus I get one time a year, lol. OH, I figured it out. For a 32 hour a week girl like myself, that would be a WHOPPING 0. 021cents an hour.

    Where did you get the impression I am A student? I do work bedside nursing. I didnt mean to offend you, But I can express MY opinion.
  7. by   mstigerlily
    Quote from mart18642
    ...one thing that I did notice after I graduated and passed the boards was my level of assessment knowledge I've acquired while ADN program. Then I started wondering, with the skill I acquired as an LPN, level of assessment ADN, how it would be at the BSN level....and let me tell you. the sciences courses are all the same, but the level is way higher than ADN, we got trained (at the University) to assess at the nurse practitioner level, and the way I assess my patient are even more detail than before.....
    I agree. My ADN program was good, but the BSN classes I am taking are very helpful. So far I've had Rural Nursing (not applicable to my practice), Nursing Theory (helpful), Health Assessment (VERY helpful) and Nursing Research (helpful) and I feel they really add to my practice. I'm looking forward to taking the rest of the classes.
  8. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Quote from DADENTY
    Where did you get the impression I am A student? I do work bedside nursing. I didnt mean to offend you, But I can express MY opinion.
    (I think she was replying to the post in quotes in her post... not your post, just wanted to clarify)

    at my hospital, I have no idea who has ADN or BSN... you start out the same pay as a grad nurse no matter what your degree. I don't know if advancement and that kind of thing is related to your degree level, haven't been there long enough to think about that yet just trying to make it as a new nurse still
  9. by   suzy253
    Very true Rachel. We all start out as grad nurses no matter what. Something I'm going to obtain in May! (still can't believe it!)

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