I'm wondering if anyone read the article in the Freep this morning about community colleges offering BSN degree in the future?
The end of the article states a BSN is usually needed to get an ENTRY level position.
Amost completed ADN!
Sep 17, '10
I read the same story this morning but I wouldnt believe everything I read in the paper. Most of what they print is propaganda or the writers opinion. Just keep doing what your doing and dont worry about the newspaper.
Sep 18, '10
I know University of Michigan Health System nurse managers are being directed to only hire BSNs. I don't know about other places.
Sep 18, '10
I didn't see the article. One of my clinical nursing instructors told us that many hospitals are moving that way. However, she stressed that the trend is not necessarily a BSN. It's that some may only hire new RN's if they also have a bachelor's degree (not necessarily in nursing). So many of the second career nurses (like myself) who already have a bachelor's degree in another field are fine with just getting an ADN.
Sep 18, '10
^^ That's good news, for those of us who are career changers. It's nice to see that prior college degrees and career experience are not totally disregarded. At the local nursing school in my small town, they actually seemed to think they had a mission to help the underprivileged moms who don't have college degrees, rather than give us well-educated career changers a fair deal. That is why I am relocating to go to the nursing school of my choice.
Oct 10, '10
Alot of hospitals want a BSN, but they will give you time to abtain it. At the hospital I work at you have 5 yrs to get your BSN. Munson medical center gives you 10yrs to get it.
Oct 25, '10
I did not see that article. However, part of what the writer reported is true. The bill in question passed in the House last year and the Senate Version (SB1221) has been referred to the committee on appropriations where it has remained since March. If passed as it is written now, the bill would allow Michigan community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees in nursing, cement technology, maritime technology, nuclear technology, and culinary arts. I contacted Senator Switalski, who introduced the bill, to inquire about the status of the bill. He informed me that the bill was likely to remain in committee until after the November elections. Currently, there are 13 other states that allow community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees in certain fields.
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