Anyone over 50 recently hired? - page 2
Let's say within the last 6 months. Anyone? Just curious. :confused:... Read More
Sep 15, '11 by Kamilia2010Quote from trinnylax0484Diplomas and ASN/ADN are worthless because it's an EMPLOYERS MARKET right now. That means we don't have a shortage of people applying to positions so the standards have been raised greatly. Diploma and associates are not accepted because it would cause inequity in the compensation system (which is negotiable) between the incoming diploma / associates nurse and the current employees who are all BSN or higher. Basically if an incoming nurse who had a diploma or associates was hired, everyone else would demand a raise and it would cost hundreds of thousands to hire the new nurse.
I disagree, I have associate RN degree and I was hired for an OR residency program at a level trauma hospital. Even if it took 9 month after graduation. Yes I competed with over 300 other applicants (which I am sure a lot of them have BSNs). There is only 4 of us in the program and 3 with ADN only 1 with BSN and all 4 are new grads with no experience. It takes time, great effort and real passion for field to get a job as new grad. It is wrong of you to completely disregard the ADN degree. By the way only few hospitals offer increase pay for BSN, majority of facilities, there is no difference in pay for BNS or ADN.
Sep 18, '11 by HoozdoQuote from BiffbradfordI start a new job Monday. I am 56, bump the count up! I have an ADN.
So, 3-5 50+ year olds hired withing the past ~6 mo, all with advanced (masters) degrees or higher?
Sep 18, '11 by jahraQuote from trinnylax0484depends on the area. adn/diploma degrees are not worthless. as a matter of fact many of the adn/diploma nurses with years of experience are returning to practice.diplomas and asn/adn are worthless because it's an employers market right now. that means we don't have a shortage of people applying to positions so the standards have been raised greatly. diploma and associates are not accepted because it would cause inequity in the compensation system (which is negotiable) between the incoming diploma / associates nurse and the current employees who are all bsn or higher. basically if an incoming nurse who had a diploma or associates was hired, everyone else would demand a raise and it would cost hundreds of thousands to hire the new nurse.
when the reality of what a nurses job entails,
there has been a departure of degree nurses in our area. many are
not happy with the direct care aspect. with all the cutbacks, direct care is more difficult with the current staff ratios..
employers value nurses who show they are committed to patient care
and do not hopscotch jobs. many adn/diploma nurses have years of
experience and many years at one or two jobs over their career.
my friend who is a diploma grad was just offered a part time job,
she had been with the hospital 28 years before she retired.
i can tell you many adn/diploma nurses are currently working and
being hired for specialty areas that are not small clinics or nursing
please also respect the fact that many adn/diploma nurses have over the years have taught bsn students in the clinical area when in training.
i respect the nurses of all education levels including lpns who
took their time to help me in clinicals and practice. back then were
unified as nurses, not polarized by degrees..
just because nursing education requirements change, patients and doctors value experienced rns including adn/diploma nurses, and lpns in
please have respect for all an nurses regardless of education or experience.Last edit by jahra on Sep 18, '11
Sep 18, '11 by traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS AdminAlthough I am not looking for a new job, I was called last month with an offer - from the hospital where I worked about 6 years ago.
I'm an APN with over 5 years APN experience, 19 years total nursing experience, an MSN and two post-MSN certificates plus all the other certs: BLS, ACLS, ENPC, PEPP, TNS, etc.