RN to BSN

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    Is it worth getting your BSN? I hear that all it will do for you is increase your pay by $1.00 and isn't worth it. What are the other benefits?
    Last edit by Krafty on Oct 7, '13

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    I think it is worth it even without a pay increase, just because of the trend towards facilities favoring BSN nurses. At my facility they don't give pay increases for BSN's anyway, but many hospitals are choosing to switch to BSN only hires or BSN-in-10 hire agreements. I personally believe that for bedside nursing the degree doesn't matter too much at first because you are a licensed RN either way and you passed the same NCLEX. To me it seems like getting a BSN would be for those wanting to further their career past the bedside, which at the moment I do not wish to do but I'm still going to do the RN to BSN program when I graduate from my associate's program and have been a nurse for a while. To be perfectly honest, I want the title and the BSN behind my name. I think that the reason behind the BSN is to gain more knowledge in current research, which will help your nursing practice as well.
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    Where I live, the benefit is you actually stand a chance at getting a job.
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    Quote from zoe92
    Where I live, the benefit is you actually stand a chance at getting a job.
    Same here.
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    In my area it is not difficult to get a job with your ADN but it is starting to trend towards BSN preferred. I don't believe there is much of a difference in pay at most places but you must have a BSN to advance past bedside nursing.
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    Quote from christina731
    In my area it is not difficult to get a job with your ADN but it is starting to trend towards BSN preferred. I don't believe there is much of a difference in pay at most places but you must have a BSN to advance past bedside nursing.
    That's the way it was here when I started nursing school. The trend basically became the "law."

    I should've gone sooner!!
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    In my area ADN's have an easy time getting a job, and ADN's get paid the exact same as BSN's, but it is trending toward BSN preferred. Some hospitals have started to require you get your BSN within five years. I just graduate with my ADN and stayed in school for the RN-BSN to help with future employment options.
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    It's still easy for ADNs to find hospital jobs around here too, however, many bigger hospitals do prefer BSN (but will hire ADN sometimes).

    I do think it's worth it, because for almost anything besides bedside nursing you will need a BSN, and you never know where you may be living in the future. Where you live now may hire ADNs, but you could end up somewhere in 5 years that doesn't.
    elkpark likes this.
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    Many of the hospitals near me either require you have a BSN or are/will be completing it within 2 years of being hired


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