Is this just another rumor??? - page 2

:uhoh3: Hy everyone, A classmate of mine told me friday that she was told by "someone who is on the nursing teacher staff"... that soon only BSN's will be allowed--no more ADN Rn's. This can't be... Read More

  1. by   TeenyBabyRN
    Quote from JimmyMallo
    If it is anything like EVERY other piece of legislation ever presented. Even if they did require this they would be forced to grandfather in every ADN graduate currently practicing as well as all of those VERY experienced diploma nurses. Not likely to happen without some foresight and debate so I don't think anyone should worry, but someday maybe. Hell, if they keep increasing the pre-reqs for the ADN programs they may all turn into BSN programs anyway ROFL
    Actually, part of the rumor was that RNs with associate degrees would have a specified amount of time in which to obtain their baccalaureate degrees. (I would assume the same for diploma nurses...) If they failed to do this within the alloted time, which I believe was supposed to be 10 years(?), they would be "demoted" to LPNs. I don't see that one happening. I'd move first as a matter of principle.
  2. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from canoehead
    That was a rumor 20 years ago and it still hasn't happened so if I was you I wouldn't get my knickers in a knot.
    That's a good one. :chuckle
  3. by   Dixiedi
    Quote from sabine_rn
    Hy everyone,
    A classmate of mine told me friday that she was told by "someone who is on the nursing teacher staff"... that soon only BSN's will be allowed--no more ADN Rn's.
    This can't be true, can it??? We already have a nurse shortage, so if it would take 4 yrs. to "produce" new RN's, would'nt this make things much worse???
    Also, isn't the only difference between ADN and BSN that BSN has more non-nursing classes completed?
    I'm an LPN student and want to do the bridge to RN, but I really do not want a BSN---I need to work!
    Thanks for anyone clarifying this for me.
    I graduated in the mid 70s and it was being tried very shortly after. Worried us at first but it soon becasme apparent that it is impossible to keep enought of those BSN nurses at the bedside.

    Hospitals that have tried it have found they had to install revolving doors by the time clock!
  4. by   RNinRubySlippers
    In Canada I believe there is only a couple of provinces who will hire less than a BSN now. All schooling is BSN only, no more diploma. hope this helps!
  5. by   agent
    What does that mean for us that will have a BS in some other discipline?

    Would we have to get an MSN then?
  6. by   sabine_rn
    Thanks for all the info. You know what gets me though---they want us all to get a BSN, but as far as I have been told by RN's, the pay is the same for ADN-BSN. Doesn't seem fair to me! 2 more yrs. of school X 40k of pay lost or cut due to going to school... and you are NOT paying me more to make up for the lost time/money???? Yeah, sure...

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