What degree do agencies prefer?

  1. I am a prenursing student and one area I am interested in is home health. Do home health agencies prefer nurses with BSN's or can someone with an ADN be hired? If I started with an ADN degree, I would definately work get my BSN. Just trying to decide what path I should go. Thanks
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  3. by   krittiebrn
    They hire both and do not prefer one over the other. However, check your states nursing laws. Ours requires one year in a clinical setting. I know we really look for ER or ICU experience, due to critical thinking skills needed in the Home Health setting.
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    In Phildalephia area, home health employers in major agencies are desiring BSN prepared nurses with at least 1 year of homecare.
    My employer has started BSN required effective 1/1/13. That is also preference for hospital employment... tough job market for new ADN and Diploma grads.
  5. by   KateRN1
    Asalaam aleikum, UmmNasim. I agree with above, but just wanted to say hello. Ramadan Kareem and Eid mubarek, a little early. :-)