Does anyone hire a ADN?

  1. Hi all,

    Just wondering if someone can answer this for me. Is seems most hospitals only hire BSNs (or ADNs w/some work experience) so where do new ADNs end up?? I am going to apply to 2 year ADN programs in NYC and was planning on working and going to back for my BSN, so now I am wondering where do they hire ADNs without any work experience fresh from school??
    Last edit by Paragon on Nov 9, '06
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Euskadi1946
    Out here in the West ADNS and BSNS are both hired. With a nursing shortage, I'm surprised hospitals are getting picky about who has an ADN or a BSN.
  4. by   preemieRNkate
    I was hired into a NICU in a hospital on LI right out of school (with an ADN). The people I started with were a mix of BSN and ADN nurses, and the people who actually lasted for more than a few weeks were a mix as well. I'm glad my hospital gave me a chance, I had wonderful preceptors and a good orientation. Now after over 2 years there, I'm moving on to a hospital in NYC (Mostly personal reasons, not due to the hospital I'm leaving).

    My advice to you is do a summer intern/externship between 1st and 2nd year and work as an aide in the hospital during school if you can. I think if you have good experiences as a student intern/extern or an aide, the hospital where you work is more willing to hire you as a graduate. I know I was offered jobs at the hospital where I did an externship and where I worked as an aide. Best of luck to you!
  5. by   CeeLoNY
    don't worry they all hire ADN's ....Nurses are in such demand
  6. by   chuck1234
    Quote from Paragon
    Hi all,

    Just wondering if someone can answer this for me. Is seems most hospitals only hire BSNs (or ADNs w/some work experience) so where do new ADNs end up?? I am going to apply to 2 year ADN programs in NYC and was planning on working and going to back for my BSN, so now I am wondering where do they hire ADNs without any work experience fresh from school??
    Any HHC Hospitals will hire you....with a current starting salary of $62,000/year for a day shift, it is only 13 days a month...I have a AAS in Nursing...Good luck!
  7. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from Paragon
    Hi all,

    Just wondering if someone can answer this for me. Is seems most hospitals only hire BSNs (or ADNs w/some work experience) so where do new ADNs end up?? I am going to apply to 2 year ADN programs in NYC and was planning on working and going to back for my BSN, so now I am wondering where do they hire ADNs without any work experience fresh from school??
    A whole lotta propaganda out there.....many hospitals will say "BSN preferred" but hey, why not prefer that over ADN, when it's the same payout for them either way? Reality is they hire both, and ADNs don't have any trouble finding good jobs.

    New grads are new grads no matter what their degree, and are treated as such for orientation upon hire.
  8. by   pcicurn7
    Yep! I got my AAS. Listen, as long as it says "RN" after your name, you will be able to get a job. yeah, you might encounter some hospitals that will tell you "BSN only", but you wont be unemployed, that's for sure...
  9. by   nightnurse1965
    the nursing shortage continues thru the nation and all types of RNs get hired, diploma,AAS, BSN. I was hired right out of school as a GN with an AAS. Now I'm in management and I still only have my AAS. A BSN would be nice for my personal reasons but is not required for my job. My hospital would pay for my further education but life is just too busy for me right now with 4 kids ranging in age from 7 to 17. Maybe later.
  10. by   akanini
    This is good news to hear but what about the fact that new grads only have ten years to get their BSN in NY? Keep this in mind for the future.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f283/ny-...ees-63553.html
  11. by   nightnurse1965
    This did not pass in NY. The debate about entry level requirements has been ongoing for decades with only one state in the US requiring a BSN. All paths lead to the same boards and the same RN license. Different people learn differently. Generally I found that BSN grads went to college right after high school and follow a traditional education path. ADN grads are generally "non-traditional" ie older students with life experiences who prefer to focus on the core of nursing with less pre-reqs. These two can compliment each other and make nursing more diversified. Much of nursing comes from experience and staying current, but a strong educational background is needed. I would prefer that NY state institute required CEU's. It is an insult to our profession that NY does not require CEU's.

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