Hospitals hiring BSN & Obamacare

  1. 1 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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  4. Visit  Stephalump} profile page
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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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  5. Visit  GrnTea} profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  Stephalump} profile page
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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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  9. Visit  Esme12} profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  ScottE,RN} profile page
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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.
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  13. Visit  Mandy0728} profile page
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    I live in Ohio & it's not hard to get a job here with your ADN. A few require your BSN but not all of them. Good luck!!
  14. Visit  KelRN215} profile page
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    Quote from emyaj
    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?
    Why would the PPACA affect which nurses hospitals choose to hire?
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    Quote from KelRN215
    Why would the PPACA affect which nurses hospitals choose to hire?
    I've heard that since the PPACA will increase the amount of patients seen, the job demand will increase as well. With this increase, I was wondering if hospitals would choose to be less strict about their preference for BSN, since they will supposedly be needing more nurses.


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