I'm not going to lie... - page 2
Some people genuinely annoy me on here, I'm ALL for furthering education but dreading those of us who choose to start with our ADN is complete disrespect. Had my mother been healthier (she has RA and her pain is becoming... Read More
- 0Feb 8, '13 by kjnsweetsI am currently getting my ADN and soon to be getting my BSN. I had a mom that was one of the best ADNs that there ever was. She showed me to never stop learning and to always put your pts first. I have been an LPN for 24 years and I still love what I do. I've seen a lot of changes and the change now is hospitals are not hiring LPNs unless you already work there and some are pushing ADNs to get a BSN. I don't think that makes you a better nurse at all but I do believe it gives you alittle more knowledge and that never hurts. Lets all remember why we do what we do...
- 1Feb 8, '13 by nextway55I heard that SoCal, especially LA hospitals now only hire Bsn. I am debating if I should go to adn programs if admitted. I do also apply Bsn options and waiting school decision
I do think about adn due to lower tuition fees, but hospitals only hires Bsn. That makes so difficult. Sigh
- 1Feb 8, '13 by BostonFNPQuote from StudentOfHealingIs the disrespect that people think you should get your BSN or MSN and that disrespects your ADN?Some people genuinely annoy me on here, I'm ALL for furthering education but dreading those of us who choose to start with our ADN is complete disrespect.
- 1Feb 8, '13 by mrsbreebreeI LOVE THIS POST! I am currently pursuing my LPN first and plan on bridging for the ADN program at my local community college. People always ask me why I don't just do the RN first. I currently work FT and am married. It would take FOREVER for me to even make it to apply for my clinicals since I currently HAVE to work FT. I apply for my LPN clinicals this August and so far I have a 4.0 GPA. Since I'm done with my LPN pre-req's ( and some of those transfer to the ADN program here) I have started taking the few pre-req's I need for the ADN program. Some of us actually have other obligations and cannot devote ALL of our time to school. I am happy with my decision and it sounds like you are happy with yours, that is all that matters. Once I am done with my ADN, I will be pursuing my BSN. I currently work at a hospital and my hospital hires LPN's so I'm not really worried about finding a job. My mother went back to school after 20 years of being out of school and landed a WORK FROM HOME job with an insurance company as an ADN. She loves her job. Those of us that are determined to meet our goals to become great nurses will succeed. It is good that you know what you want even though you are young. You will be fine!
- 0Feb 8, '13 by AckeemWhat are the scope of practice for a ADN nurse? are they equivalent to a BSN RN. Where I live there's no such thing as a Associate degree RN, 4 years of training in a university is a must to qualify for board exams. Your years of education would qualify you to sit and exam for a nursing assistant license. Also there are no such things as accerelated 15 months BSN program for BA holders, that' would be a huge slap in the face for traditional students. RN's here are highly regarded and respected professionals, But I don't knock for your decision it just makes nursing looks bad in my honest opinion.
- 0Feb 8, '13 by ixchel, rnIf I didn't have a husband who has unconditionally supported my educational goals, I would have gotten an ADN. We ALL have motives for the decisions we make and we should assume that we have done the research to make informed decisions. A person who would judge your choice to go ADN has probably never had the types of worries you are experiencing in your life right now. Some of us have harder roads to travel to get where we are going. To lessen the distance you need to travel (and the expense going there!) is a requirement for the thousands of people who make the same choice that you have made. There is no shame in that, and the next time someone criticizes your decision, just look at them and say, "really?!" and walk away. They don't deserve any further justification and you are under no obligation to answer for the choices you have made to better yourself.
- 1Feb 8, '13 by ixchel, rnQuote from AckeemNo difference in the scope of practice in my state. It may affect hireability (I think I made that word up) and promotability, but that's it. Both have RN after their names.What are the scope of practice for a ADN? Are they equivalent to an BSN. Where I live there's no such thing as Associate degree RN, 4 years of training in an university is a must to qualify for board exams. Your years of education would qualify you to sit and exam for a nursing assistant license. Also there are no such things as accerelated 15 months BSN program for BA holders, that' would be a huge slap in the face for traditional students. RN's here are highly regarded and respected professionals, But I don't knock for your decision it just makes nursing looks bad in my honest opinion.
- 2Feb 8, '13 by StephalumpQuote from AckeemNone.No difference in practice? no supervision from BSN RNs? are you serious? Not even in salary?
There are a couple hospitals in my area that give BSNs $0.25 more (I've heard), but it's rare.
If you're marketable with an ADN, I see no point in a BSN if you're struggling to get there. As an ENTRY point. Furthering your education as soon as possible, is always a good idea.