I completed nursing school
in Russia. I presently am licensed in the US. I want to go for my RN to BSN degree.
Does anybody know credential evaluation agency which give The most credits from Russian nursing school?
Oct 10, '17
Have you looked at the education requirements on your state board of nursing? If a law was passed requiring nurses to have a BSN in order to be licensed, it would have been passed at the state level and the BON would make this information publicly available on their website. Also, the BON would notify all of the nurss decades in advance. The law if passed, would not be retroactive and it would not be applied to nurses who were licensed prior to law being enacted. If a law was passed, the previously licensed nurses could continue to be renewed as RNs even if they did not have BSNs. If passed the law would only apply to newly licensed nurses.
I am a Canadian nurse and our provincial regulatory bodies (the equivalent of state BONs), along with nursing professional associations, nursing professors, and researchers lobbied our provincial government to pass laws to change RN entry to practice from a 2-3 year community college diploma education to 4yr BSN university degree. The laws requiring a BSN to become newly licensed have been in effect for many years in Canada. BSN as entry to practice has not caused us to have a shortage of nurses, we currently have a surplus of nurses competing for jobs in many cities across the country.
Having a BSN makes a RN more competitive in a surplus job market, nursing job markets go through surplus and shortage cycles and it is better for a RN to obtain a BSN so that they will have more job opportunities whether the market is shortage or surplus.
Last edit by dishes on Oct 10, '17