Quote from llg
However, the BSN may qualify you for additional jobs that will pay more and/or have better working conditions. It will give you more job options -- some of which may appeal to you and make the BSN investment financially worthwhile as well as personally satisfying.
My best friend has an ADN, and was working as a staff nurse for 6 months in a Cleveland hospital when she applied for a head nurse trainee position. She worked with some BSN RNs and the hospital gave the trainee position to her (now she realizes, she was the only one to apply). She was just 1 year out of school. So, it just goes to show you, that's not the case. She told me it's because (now, she realizes) no one wanted the longer hours, always being on call, staff calling at anytime of the night or day, for direction, etc., etc.. She makes Xlnt money ($80K) but who's got the time to spend it? She often works her vaccation time and has to just take the extra pay. No satisfaction there! She said, when she worked as a floor nurse (wether you are diploma, ADN, BSN,), the hospital started her at $50k. She also said, if she knew what this job would be like, she would have just stayed a floor nurse. She would have had more job satisfaction, because she would have more time to herself! But, she can't un-ring that bell now. Her husband is a CPA, and she would still be living large in NE-OH. This was her advice to me, when I decided to go back to school. "Just go for the diploma, the pay's the same."
Although, I'm going for the ADN because the diploma school is 30 miles from me, and in the Ghetto.