Quote from B4RN
Also, Providence will pay your tuition ( up to 75%) for you to get that BSN if you are an employee there.
I am taking mine through Indiana Westlyn, amazing program, all online and it only takes 18 months.
I found, in my job search in OR that even through they say BSN, they are still more than willing to interview ASN's
B4RN that is great that you have gotten interviews!.... but as you stated in another thread you have 22 years experience behind you. 20 as an LPN and 2 as an RN, you have the training that employers want, it is so much harder for those of us who have not had the training that everyone wants.
It is great that Providence will provide tuition, but if you are a new grad without a BSN they will not touch you with a ten foot pole, there are those wonderful pre-qualifing questions and the question always is, do you have the BSN.
I have friends who worked for Providence as aides before NS, one, Prov paid for her NS and wasn't interested in hirring her and recouping their money, because they want BSNs, they have had a hard time getting the Prov Scholars jobs, which they are supposed to hire them for at least two years so the scholars are fullfill their loan requirment
The fact is, there are some jobs in Oregon, not a lot as Kaiser just laid off 20 ED nurses, the jobs that are open, employers want nurses with experience which you have, unfourtnantley for us new grads we are a dime a dozen with around 700 new grads every year looking for jobs