Non-BSN and non-ACD Registered Nurses

  1. Hi,
    I would like to know what barriers and/or issues ADN and diploma RN's face that stops you from receiving your BSN.
    I am interested in this because finally (at age 52 and 32 years as a diploma grad), I returned to a RN to BSN program.
    Thanks and have a great day.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    BS and MBA. No reason for me to get a BSN.............Have always been able to do what ever I want, and work where ever I have wanted.

    These are my reasons, if I do go back to school, it will most probably be for a
    Ed.D......definitely would not be for a BSN, wouldn't help me at all.
  4. by   Tweety
    Right now I'm doing what I want to do and frankly am too lazy to put in the time, money and effort it takes to get an RN to BSN degree. Some of the courses seem silly to me as well and would bore me right out of my mind.

    I wish I would get a devine kick in the but and do it, as I can see the advantage that maybe 20 years from now I don't want to do what I'm doing.

    But now I'm happy working my 3 12's a week, making good money, working in a hospital. Can't imagine doing anything else. Thus the inertia.
  5. by   Cynthia1950
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Right now I'm doing what I want to do and frankly am too lazy to put in the time, money and effort it takes to get an RN to BSN degree. Some of the courses seem silly to me as well and would bore me right out of my mind.

    I wish I would get a devine kick in the but and do it, as I can see the advantage that maybe 20 years from now I don't want to do what I'm doing.

    But now I'm happy working my 3 12's a week, making good money, working in a hospital. Can't imagine doing anything else. Thus the inertia.
    Thanks, Tweety
    Those were my reasons not to proceed also. I must have received the devine kick-or all the stars were aligned. I can identify with the courses seem silly and bore you right out of your mind-a lot of the RN-to BSN courses validate what you have learned through the years.
    Take care.
  6. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Biggest barrier is that I am on a limited budget and still helping to pay off the DHs college costs. Now, I know if I want to get a little more specialized and get out of the acute setting and into a more corporate type of nursing, I would need to obtain my BSN......now, don't get me wrong, I am not the sit behind the desk type and I am not knocking those that choose the corporate world....but there are some things out there that pique my interest and in order to get there I need a BSN. tweety, when you get the divine kick...pass it my way please, love I could use it too!
  7. by   traumaRUs
    My kick in the butt came two years ago when the hospital where I'm working decided to go for Magnet status. In order to move higher than staff nurse, BSN is mandatory! So...I did the BSN (was bored an awful lot, but like another poster stated - validated previous learning). Now...that I'm on a roll - its on to the MSN and then I'm finished.

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