I'm currently working towards my ADN at a 2 year nursing school. I'm a PCT in an ICU and a nurse asked me if i was going to work there when i finished school, and said she was sure my nurse manager would hire me. My hospital became magnet a few years back and since then job postings for RN's have required BSN.
I was under the impression that my hospital would no longer hire ADN nurses since we became magnet. But we asked another RN on the unit who is on the UPC if it was hospital policy that RN's must have BSN, she said no it was not hospital policy and that it was illegal to require nurses to have BSN. I thought this was strange....
I know as Magnet, we require a certain percentage of BSN's like 75 or 80%
is this true? when I finish school could be manger hire me if she really wanted to?
We have a few ADN's on the unit who were hire the same week we became magnet...
Is it illegal to require new hires to have a BSN, which is what she said?
or is illegal to require ADN's to obtain a BSN to keep there job, which would make more sense?
They can require whatever they want. The only Bachelor's I want is a Bach of Science or Bach of Arts! I want a degree not associated with cleaning people's behinds or bedpans!! When you tell people you are a nurse you can see their dissappointment (I am referring to educated and successful women). When I talk to women in business or finance, they have no interest at all in knowing about nursing. They just feel sorry for you and see you as a caretaker. There is no prestige at all in nursing be it as an RN or BSN.
Last edit by msgirl68 on Sep 21, '11
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