My hospital became MAGNET a few years ago. I know this is an "excellence in nursing" thing and we get more money from it, I was curious if it was a RULE that if a hospital becomes Magnet they can only hire BSN's. Asking around I have heard conflicted messages.
I have worked in the hospital has a PCT in critical care for a few years now. I'm going to school for nursing, for my two year degree. When I finish I've been told my hospital would not hire me because they only take BSN's....
but I have also been told that because I have worked there as a PCT they WOULD hire me, as like a loyalty thing or something.
I understand why they would only want to hire BSN's especially in ICU
But when given the option to hire a BSN new grad with NO experience what so ever, or a ADN with years of experience as PCT in critical care (because of the familiarity and history of direct patient care) what would you choose?
I guess if I have worked there for so long and when it came down to them NOT hiring me after finishing school because of 2 years and the letters behind my name I'd be a little upset.... wouldnt you?