ADN or BSN for hospice nursing

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    I am a 42 yr old I will have my pre-reqs done this semester and will be applying to the ADN and BSN programs. Do hospice agencies prefer BSN over ADN? Currently I am a CNA in a dementia unit and have found the hospice nurses I have come in contact with inspiring. Advice will be greatly appreciated. I live in North east Arkansas. I posted this question on the Arkansas site as well but have not had a response.
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    It will depend upon the hiring agencies...

    BSN is a good idea if you have the time and finances, it will serve you better in the long run of your career.
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    I got hired with an ADN, but am currently (and at time of hire) enrolled in a BSN program. I don't know if that helped me or not.
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    I'm a medical recruiter and hire RNs for Hospice positions. Our Hospice clients are asking for folks with a BSN, but will allow 5 years from the date of hire to get one. They partner with a community college (takes a year) and they help with the costs of tuition. I think it's a great idea to get one now if you can. Good luck!
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    I'm a medical recruiter and hire RNs for Hospice positions. Our Hospice clients are asking for folks with a BSN, but will allow 5 years from the date of hire to get one. They partner with a community college (takes a year) and they help with the costs of tuition. I think it's a great idea to get one now if you can. Good luck!
    Where are you located? I was told hospices won't hire if you don't have at least one to two years of acute care experience. Thank you.


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