Debunk myth of online programs - page 3

by Ginger Machine

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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


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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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
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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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    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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    What is this DNP thing for NPs?
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    Quote from Bebet39
    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?
    The question is this: if you earn an ADN from Excelsior, will you be able to practice in the state you wish? It is the state's BON I would worry about not the hospital.
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    Quote from Bebet39
    What is this DNP thing for NPs?

    It is a SUGGESTION ONLY that NP's have a DNP by 2015.
    Merely a suggestion and recommendation.

    NOT a requirement as some tend to believe.


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