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I'm starting to apply for nursing positions (will be graduating with my ADN in May) and was wondering if there are any hospitals you know of for sure that are only hiring BSN RNs? Since the application process is rather lengthy... Read More


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    Rush will consider your application for some positions if you are enrolled in a RN-BSN program. They state that on their website; I think in the FAQ section.

    *BTW* I recently became aware that there is no requirement for staff nurses to have BSNs to obtain or retain Magnet status, however they do have requirements for managers to hold a bachelors and executive leadership to have MSNs. (Their requirements are listed on the ANCC website.) I was quite surprised by this as many cite the desire for BSN prepared RNs being related to Magnet status.
    Last edit by CCRNDiva on Aug 12, '11 : Reason: correct credentialing body cited
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    Quote from CCRNDiva
    Rush will consider your application for some positions if you are enrolled in a RN-BSN program. They state that on their website; I think in the FAQ section.

    *BTW* I recently became aware that there is no requirement for staff nurses to have BSNs to obtain or retain Magnet status, however they do have requirements for managers to hold a bachelors and executive leadership to have MSNs. (Their requirements are listed on the ANCC website.) I was quite surprised by this as many cite the desire for BSN prepared RNs being related to Magnet status.

    You are almost totally correct. The requirement for managers or CNO a degree in nursing BSN or above. The CNO does need at least a masters, but the nursing degree can be bachelors, masters, or doctorate.

    http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Fu...EO-FAQ.aspx#A1
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    Thank you for clarifying my statement!
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    Quote from CCRNDiva
    Thank you for clarifying my statement!
    Thank you for the BSN info. I came from a triple-magnetized institution, but really didn't know if it was a requirement, or a market driven goal. I found this that shows that overall, <50% of staff hold BSN. Of course that applies to existing staff, doesn't say if a BSN is a new hire requirement.

    http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Ma...nizations.aspx
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    I only recently became aware of the true Magnet requirements. I, too, had believed that BSN RNs were required for Magnet certification. I'm not how or where that belief started.

    On a side note, I just completed my BSN after 7 yrs as an ADN nurse and I have to say that I was quite disappointed with what a BSN has added to my nursing practice. I don't know if it's just that my ADN program did such a good job preparing me to be a nurse (I went to a really good program that also taught BSN students as well and expected us to learn the same things in a shorter amount of time) or that I had been practicing as a nurse too long prior to returning to school. I found it odd that BSN students were in the same Management course we took when they didn't have any floor experience. On the other hand, I guess that can explain why some studies have found hospitals with more BSN nurses have been shown to have better outcomes; BSN students are taught to look for better hospitals. They are told about managerial styles while we as ADN students were not.
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    Quote from CCRNDiva
    I only recently became aware of the true Magnet requirements. I, too, had believed that BSN RNs were required for Magnet certification. I'm not how or where that belief started.

    On a side note, I just completed my BSN after 7 yrs as an ADN nurse and I have to say that I was quite disappointed with what a BSN has added to my nursing practice. I don't know if it's just that my ADN program did such a good job preparing me to be a nurse (I went to a really good program that also taught BSN students as well and expected us to learn the same things in a shorter amount of time) or that I had been practicing as a nurse too long prior to returning to school. I found it odd that BSN students were in the same Management course we took when they didn't have any floor experience. On the other hand, I guess that can explain why some studies have found hospitals with more BSN nurses have been shown to have better outcomes; BSN students are taught to look for better hospitals. They are told about managerial styles while we as ADN students were not.
    I agree with what you are saying. I have awesome resume with tons of experience, but because I have a ADN, I had a hard time finding a job. I have worked for magnet hospitals and never, ever, ever been treated so poorly as a nurse as I have at those hospitals. I have never experienced the benefit magnet. I hate it. Just glad my new job doesn't have it, yet.

    To the answer to the question Loyola does, I met several ADN that were hired for a wide range of positions.
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    Thorek Memorial in Chicago accepts associates degrees


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