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BSN in LTC?

  1. 0 I'm an ADON for the past 2 years in a 115 bed rehab/nursing facility, coming from critical care in a hospital for 20+ years. Have been working on my BSN for years. I get all motivated to "just do it" then life gets in the way. Currently the local hospitals are only hiring BSN's. Not that I'm planning on going back to the hospital in this lifetime! Just wondering if having a BSN in LTC will become necessary. Any rumors in anyone else's part of the country? I'm in Indiana.
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  3. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    I'm in Indiana and in LTC....Have never heard of anyone demanding a BSN. I did recently inquire about going thru the training for an administrators license and it is my companies policy that I need a BSN for that although that is not the state requirement.
  4. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
    #2 1
    I have never heard of anyone mandating a BSN to work in long term care. I don't have a BSN and I'm the boss.
  5. Visit  NurseGuyBri profile page
    #3 0
    I dont think the demand will show in LTC for a BSN- it will be more based on your experience and work ethic.
  6. Visit  savoytruffle profile page
    #4 0
    All the ads I have seen in New York for anything higher than a floor nurse say "BSN preferred". For ADON and up they say "BSN required and MSN preferred". It's pretty competitive and I'm not even in the city. I'm Upstate. WAY Upstate. NY is really pushing BSN in Ten being legislation. I'm taking MS courses this spring. It's the way things are going here.
  7. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    Quote from savoytruffle
    All the ads I have seen in New York for anything higher than a floor nurse say "BSN preferred". For ADON and up they say "BSN required and MSN preferred". It's pretty competitive and I'm not even in the city. I'm Upstate. WAY Upstate. NY is really pushing BSN in Ten being legislation. I'm taking MS courses this spring. It's the way things are going here.
    Even in LTC? Hospitals I would expect
  8. Visit  savoytruffle profile page
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    Yes NASCAR. The ads I've been looking at are for LTC. New York is crazy. The hospitals are the same. There would be no way with my age and experience that I would even be considered for an administration job without a Masters. Unfortunately I've got to fork over the money and hope it gives me an edge.
  9. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
    #7 0
    I am a DNS...been one for years. My bachelor's degree is in English. I never was denied a job because I don't have a BSN.
  10. Visit  tracyRNBSN profile page
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    I have a BSN and I do feel that having it helps me with the management side of nursing.....with that said, I also believe that years of experience under one's belt is more important. I am learning more everyday and plan to keep on learning but I can say without a doubt that my BSN does not hold a candle to a nurse with an Associate's degree who has years of experience.

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