I haven't heard anything, but is there a difference in pay rates from RN to an RN;BSN??? I understand that different specialities will give a pay raise and all, but if you do on to further your education, shouldn't there be a difference????
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The fact that your friend was foolish enough to take (and keep) a lousy job she doesn't like doesn't really prove anything about the benefits and/or disadvantages of higher education. As you yourself said, she may have gotten the job only because no one else wanted it.
In fact, it could be used as an example of the opposite point. If your friend had a higher level of education, she would have more job options available to her -- and could perhaps find a job that both paid well AND was personally satisfying. As it is, without that education, she feels "trapped" in a job she hates.
(Sigh!) I never said she felt trapped, I said that she can't un-ring that bell. Meaning, she can't go back to being a staff nurse when she's been in managment. With her experiance, she can go anywhere pretty much. She can even get certification with just an ASN (through Francis Payne Bolton/Case Western Reserve University). Just not back to being a staff nurse. Also, I think I know what I'm talking about. Half my family members are Dr's and Nurses. Another friend of mine got her practitioners degree 3 years ago, because the opportunities were the same for the ASN's as for her when she just had her BSN.
Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Dec 31, '05