Eliminating the ADN program in Missouri

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    I have heard rumors that Missouri is in the midst of discussing whether or not to eliminate the ADN program. How do I validate this information? Does anyone know where to find out if this information is true or false?

    I guess it has been said that, in Missouri, there will only be BSN programs. Also, that all ADN's will eventually be required to get there BSN to practice in Missouri.

    I understand that this is all very far into the future. I would still like to know more information about it.
    Thank you -
    Shelly Mascher
    LPN
    Lpn to RN nursing student
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    I haven't heard anything along these lines, so at this point I would assume it's just a rumor.
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    Same here.
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    There is no truth to what you heard. This has been a rumor in many states, not just Missouri. If you want to hear from the horse's mouth, contact the state board of nursing. You can also search for other threads on here that talk about this type of rumor. The ADN programs are not going anywhere anytime soon. However, I will say that those who graduate from a ADN program (such as myself in 2010) should make plans to continue on with their BSN. Some hospitals are moving to trying to hire only BSNs, and they are requiring their RNs to get their BSNs within a certain amount of time.
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    Quote from shellymascher
    I have heard rumors that Missouri is in the midst of discussing whether or not to eliminate the ADN program. How do I validate this information? Does anyone know where to find out if this information is true or false?

    I guess it has been said that, in Missouri, there will only be BSN programs. Also, that all ADN's will eventually be required to get there BSN to practice in Missouri.

    I understand that this is all very far into the future. I would still like to know more information about it.
    Thank you -
    Shelly Mascher
    LPN
    Lpn to RN nursing student
    i heard a little something about that when i was at barnes nursing program a few yrs. ago. this was before they stopped the ASN althogether now they are BSN. one of my instructors told us since the population is aging with people living longer and hospitals having sicker patients that nurses will need that advanced knowledge to care for them. i didn't believe her until barnes done away with the ASN. so there maybe some truth to it. only time will tell.
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    Considering the nationwide nursing shortage, I cannot imagine how or why they would eliminate ADN programs. I am not sure if any state has BSN entry level to nursing. But, I do know of many states that require MSN for some APNs. CRNA etc. So someday requiring a BSN is not out of the question.


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