Who's requiring the BSN??

  1. What hospitals/states are starting to require the BSN in 2007??

    Thanks in advance for the info!
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  3. by   tridil2000
    Quote from tridil2000
    What hospitals/states are starting to require the BSN in 2007??

    Thanks in advance for the info!
    bumping....
    some of you have said your hospitals are starting to require bsns. where is this trend occuring????

    very curious to see if it happens.
    thanks!
  4. by   P_RN
    To the best of my knowledge with a little help from GOOGLE, I know of NO States (US) that require the BSN. Within my realm of knowledge of medical/nursing facilities none require BSN.

    *********PS No ADN vs BSN in this thread**********.
  5. by   ginger58
    They tried the BSN only in the 70s and that non-BSN RN's would only be emptying bedpans!
    I think when the BSN matters is if you want your MSN, a management position, to become a NP, or whenever the employing hospital places that as a hiring criteria.
    Having lived through nursing for 30 years I still don't think the BSN will be the only nurse practicing. Happy Holidays to all.
  6. by   P_RN
    Yes I was in the BSN program the year the ADNs were begun in our town. Let's see if I can recall that far back......1963 or 1964 I think.
  7. by   loriangel14
    I think at least 2 provinces in Canada require BSNs now.
  8. by   NYCRN16
    I hear that NY is going to start in the next few years, but I think you are grandfathered in if you graduated before a certain year?? I know that in the NYC hospitals are not hiring ADN into specialty areas as new grads. I think that has more to do with most of these hospitals have BSN programs of thier own, and that is supposed to be an incentive to attend thier program
  9. by   ICRN2008
    One of my professors told me that North Dakota requires a BSN, but I couldn't find any info about this on their website.
  10. by   gitterbug
    I was informed several years ago that Iowa and Idaho were close to requiring a BSN to practice. Never heard another word about it, that was in 1970. Does anyone know for sure or not if this is a requirement there?
  11. by   NYCRN16
    Quote from BSNDec06
    One of my professors told me that North Dakota requires a BSN, but I couldn't find any info about this on their website.
    I know at one time there was a law that did require nurses to have BSN, but I believe it has been repealed.
  12. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Quote from loriangel14
    I think at least 2 provinces in Canada require BSNs now.
    Having a BScN or BSN is now a requirement for entry to practice in Canada for ALL new RNs. As of 2005(?) old RNs were grandfathered in, but any new applicants must have BScN/BSN.
  13. by   ajaxgirl
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Having a BScN or BSN is now a requirement for entry to practice in Canada for ALL new RNs. As of 2005(?) old RNs were grandfathered in, but any new applicants must have BScN/BSN.
    No you are wrong. It's not every province. I believe it's only Ontario.
  14. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Quote from ajaxgirl
    No you are wrong. It's not every province. I believe it's only Ontario.
    Wow! Thats totally news to me. For years I've been told that the BSN/BScN was the new standard across Canada. Guess I was told wrong. I went to the CNA website though and it does say: "Most provinces already require a baccalaureate in nursing (BN or BScN) to enter the profession."

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