Someone told me the other day that soon Medicare will no longer reimburse hospitals who are not Magnet Status. I have a hard time believing this and can't find anything to verify it. Has anyone heard of this?
I teach in an ADN/LPN program. This woman who has an ADN was saying she is having a hard time finding a job because she does not have her BSN and doesn't understand why we still have ADN programs. We live in a city that has a very competitive hospital market and lots of nursing schools, with several BSN programs. I understand that in our market, hospitals are demanding BSNs and they have the luxury to be able to do that.
However, that is not true for a lot of the country. Rural areas do not have a plethora of unemployed BSNs that we have. Nursing Homes and not-for-profit clinics cannot afford BSNs. I still think there is a market out their for ADN degrees.
I also think the Medicare/Magnet issue she proposed can't be true for the same reason. There are lots and lots of hospitals that will never be Magnet because of where they are and who they serve. I just can't see this as being true.
Has anyone else heard of this?