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- Dec 10, '11 by cathrn64Quote from DixieRedHeadThe BSN role is about the same as the ADN nurse, except that you have spent 75K on schooling and will make about 10 cents more per hour.
I have worked with many ADN nurses (myself included!) who are much better prepared for work than a BSN. Also, I have had many supervisor's with ADN's + There is NO pay difference at my agency.... a skilled nursing visit is a skilled nursing visit no matter the degree
- Dec 10, '11 by HeartsOpenWideIn my state, only BSN nurses, and with a certification in Public Health, can do community nursing....unless you are talking about basic home health; (LVNs and ASNs can do home health)
- Dec 10, '11 by heatherykIn California BSN nurses are required to do a 90 hour practicum in Public Health/ Community Health. It focuses on Public health areas such as communicable disease assessment, epidemiology, assessment of the health of the community as a whole and community intervention and education. I am an ADN and am just finishing an RN-BSN program. I have learned a lot about evidence based practice, research, leadership, and public health. I think that a BSN would be helpful to a bedside nurse and is essential to someone working in community/ public health.
- Dec 10, '11 by heatherykOh, and the RN-BSN program I am finishing only costs $3600. Not anywhere near $75,000
- Dec 10, '11 by twokidsmom,rnMost BSN programs I have looked into are at least 10K. My nurse friends that are in classes have to take things like statistics and are always doing research papers. I do not think they have to do any public/community health class. That would be a good thing if they did. At this time in my life I can not fit school in with home life and work not to mention tuition.
- Dec 10, '11 by caliotter3My BSN program had a course in public/community nursing and was designated as an educational program that led to awarding of the Public Health Nurse certificate to go along with the RN license. Not all BSN programs have this option attached to their program.
- Dec 13, '11 by Isabelle49Quote from heatherykOh, and the RN-BSN program I am finishing only costs $3600. Not anywhere near $75,000
What BSN program are you in? I've been an RN for 26 years and considered the BSN when it became available through a nearby university with all work done on computer from home, but I learned that it would cost $30,000+ and decided I would never see a return on this investment.
- Dec 13, '11 by heatherykWestern Governors RN-BSN, www.wgu.edu
I'm nearly done and I started September 1, 2011. I had all of my pre-reqs done already. It is competency based so you can move through the classes at your own rate. You pay for time, not units. It costs $3,600 for 6 months. I will finish easily in 6 months and I work full time and have 4 children.
- Dec 13, '11 by heatherykand WGU is CCNE accredited and accepted by the BRN in California for the Public Health Nurse Advanced Practice Certificate.
- Sep 25, '12 by LG1137Hi heatheryk, how did things work out for you? Did you graduate WGU? Did you get the Public Health Nurse certificate from the state? Fill me in... I'm starting WGU Oct 1.