Detroit Free Press says bsn preferred...
- 0Sep 17, '10 by boatGood Morning,
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!
- 1Sep 18, '10 by dwern31I 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.
- 0Sep 18, '10 by Streamline2010^^ 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.
- 0Oct 25, '10 by MotherToPeanutI 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.