Hospitals hiring BSN & Obamacare

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    I'm wondering, with Obamacare gearing up to begin next year and baby boomers getting ready to retire, would hospitals potentially revert back to hiring ADNs again? Where I live, pretty much all of the hospitals only hire BSNs and it's discouraging as I would like to get my ADN first.

    Thought?
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    I'd say no, that's highly unlikely to happen from what I've heard.

    If you can, get your BSN. If you can't, there's nothing wrong with getting your ADN - you might just end up working outside of a hospital where there real growth will likely be.
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    Not gonna happen. The BSN horse is out of the barn and is not going back. Nothing whatsoever to do with the ACA.
    MrChicagoRN, Marshall1, Greenclip, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from Stephalump
    I'd say no, that's highly unlikely to happen from what I've heard.

    If you can, get your BSN. If you can't, there's nothing wrong with getting your ADN - you might just end up working outside of a hospital where there real growth will likely be.
    I think I'd like to get my ADN and then do a bridge program. I'm just paranoid I won't be able to find a job without a BSN.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Not gonna happen. The BSN horse is out of the barn and is not going back. Nothing whatsoever to do with the ACA.
    Interesting, that's what I was thinking.
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    Quote from emyaj
    I think I'd like to get my ADN and then do a bridge program. I'm just paranoid I won't be able to find a job without a BSN.
    I'm graduating in 7 months. Woohoo! Looking at last year's class , the only ones working in hospitals were working in one during school and were hired that way. But most of the non- picky ones ARE employed. It's just in LTCs and rehab and clinics and things like that. That's really where the projected growth is, so I don't think I'd stress too much about unemployment. Just keep your options wiiiiiiiiiide open.
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    Quote from emyaj
    I think I'd like to get my ADN and then do a bridge program. I'm just paranoid I won't be able to find a job without a BSN.
    This is highly regional....depends on where you live.
    Greenclip, llg, Not_A_Hat_Person, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from Esme12
    This is highly regional....depends on where you live.
    And on who you know.
    Stephalump, That Guy, Guttercat, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from Esme12
    This is highly regional....depends on where you live.
    I live in Washington State
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    Quote from Stephalump
    I'm graduating in 7 months. Woohoo! Looking at last year's class , the only ones working in hospitals were working in one during school and were hired that way. But most of the non- picky ones ARE employed. It's just in LTCs and rehab and clinics and things like that. That's really where the projected growth is, so I don't think I'd stress too much about unemployment. Just keep your options wiiiiiiiiiide open.
    Good to know! I've noticed the unemployed nurses are the ones that want a specific type of job and a specific shift.
    Stephalump likes this.


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