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Debunk myth of online programs - page 2

Hi Everyone, Will someone please debunk the myth that hospitals do not accept online BSN degrees? If this is in fact true, why? Thank you!!... Read More

  1. Visit  akanini profile page
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    I'm so glad someone touched this topic. I want to know when I write the SCHOOL and STATE on my resume, wouldn't it be obvious that it's an online program? Would employers choose a BSN grad from a brick and mortar school instead of me? I spoke to my old DON about this who has always been a brick and mortar student and she said it doesn't matter. My Associates program was brick and mortar.
  2. Visit  klone profile page
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    No, hospitals REALLY don't care, as long as you have a BSN. The hospitals that really care about the BSN, most likely care due to Magnet status. The Magnet people certainly don't care if it was online.
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  3. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from klone
    No, hospitals REALLY don't care, as long as you have a BSN. The hospitals that really care about the BSN, most likely care due to Magnet status. The Magnet people certainly don't care if it was online.
    *** The ANCC (Magnet people) has no requirement at all for staff nurses to have BSN, or for a certain percentage of staff nurses to have BSNs.
  4. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** The ANCC (Magnet people) has no requirement at all for staff nurses to have BSN, or for a certain percentage of staff nurses to have BSNs.
    Their goal by 2020 is for Magnet hospitals to have an 80% BSN rate, and any facility who is looking for Magnet designation must have an official plan in place by 2013 to achieve that 2020 goal.
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    Quote from klone
    Their goal by 2020 is for Magnet hospitals to have an 80% BSN rate, and any facility who is looking for Magnet designation must have an official plan in place by 2013 to achieve that 2020 goal.
    *** I don't believe that has been anounced. Do you have a sourse for that?
  6. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** I don't believe that has been anounced. Do you have a sourse for that?
    No, only what my hospital's Director of Magnet Status stated to me, after having attended an international Magnet conference in September. I specifically asked her about it because it's discussed so much here and I wanted to get it from the horse's mouth. And she said that was the plan, and all the current magnet facilities are aware of it.
  7. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    No, only what my hospital's Director of Magnet Status stated to me, after having attended an international Magnet conference in September. I specifically asked her about it because it's discussed so much here and I wanted to get it from the horse's mouth. And she said that was the plan, and all the current magnet facilities are aware of it.[/quote]

    *** Well she is incorrect. It is a proposal only and not a requirment. I hardly consider your hospital Magnet person to be "the horses mouth". When somebody from the ANCC, speaking as an official says it then I will have heard it from the "horses mouth".
    Wow your hospital pays a person to be "director of magnet status"? You guys must be rolling in money
  8. Visit  klone profile page
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    I wouldn't say they're rolling in money, but they do have a lot of donors. Childrens hospitals tend to get a lot of donors. I don't know if "Director of Magnet Status" is her official title, but she's the person who's in charge of everything related to Magnet. Our hospital has received Magnet designation three times, so I imagine there's quite a bit of work involved every time it comes time to recert.

    No, it's not a requirement NOW, but it's in the works for it to be a requirement for 2020. I have no doubts that it will come to fruition, as do many hospitals, which is why more and more facilities are making requirements for BSN. They see the writing on the wall.

    I look at it like the requirement for a DNP for NPs by 2015. No, it isn't an *official* requirement YET, but everyone pretty much knows it's going to be one, which is why universities are phasing out their MSN/NP programs.
  9. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    i wouldn't say they're rolling in money, but they do have a lot of donors. childrens hospitals tend to get a lot of donors.

    *** i wonder how those donors feel about their money being used is such a meaningless and frivolous manner rather than on this that could actualy improve care for children?

    i don't know if "director of magnet status" is her official title, but she's the person who's in charge of everything related to magnet. our hospital has received magnet designation three times, so i imagine there's quite a bit of work involved every time it comes time to recert.

    *** so in addition to the tens of thousands of $$$ they spent and continue to spend on magnet certification, they have at least one full time employee handeling magnet certification. where i one of the donors i would ask how this employee benifits the care of children.

    i look at it like the requirement for a dnp for nps by 2015. no, it isn't an *official* requirement yet, but everyone pretty much knows it's going to be one, which is why universities are phasing out their msn/np programs.

    *** i am not nearly as sure as you that dnp will be a requirment for nps. true that many universities are, or have, changed over to dnp, many are not.
  10. Visit  Ginger Machine profile page
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    Wow, I'm so impressed!! Thank you for all of your replies!! I love your input on this topic!! I am so grateful for this online nursing community!!
  11. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from pmfb-rn
    i wouldn't say they're rolling in money, but they do have a lot of donors. childrens hospitals tend to get a lot of donors.

    *** i wonder how those donors feel about their money being used is such a meaningless and frivolous manner rather than on this that could actualy improve care for children?

    i don't know if "director of magnet status" is her official title, but she's the person who's in charge of everything related to magnet. our hospital has received magnet designation three times, so i imagine there's quite a bit of work involved every time it comes time to recert.

    *** so in addition to the tens of thousands of $$$ they spent and continue to spend on magnet certification, they have at least one full time employee handeling magnet certification. where i one of the donors i would ask how this employee benifits the care of children.

    i look at it like the requirement for a dnp for nps by 2015. no, it isn't an *official* requirement yet, but everyone pretty much knows it's going to be one, which is why universities are phasing out their msn/np programs.

    *** i am not nearly as sure as you that dnp will be a requirment for nps. true that many universities are, or have, changed over to dnp, many are not.
    you definitely seem to have some weird bone to pick, so i'm going to bow out now. peace.
    Last edit by klone on Nov 11, '11
  12. Visit  SweettartRN profile page
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    As long it has NLN or CCNE accreditation, there shouldn't be any problem with a degree being accepted.
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  13. Visit  Bebet39 profile page
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    So I guess it doesn't matter if you earn an ASN from Excelsior and then go for the BSN; will a hospital then still hire that nurse?


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