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- by accidentprone315 Sep 5Hello,
I'm currently in Upstate NY, but may be moving to the surrounding Philadelphia area because of my wife's work. We prefer not to live in the city, most likely a small town close by. She will most definitely be working within the city.
I have my ASN, and have two years of med-surg, and will have 1 year of Medical ICU experience when we arrive, all in a level 1 trauma center. I work in a teaching hospital and would prefer one in the city. From what I hear it is difficult to find work without a BSN, I am about 25% completed, and plan to finish when we move.
Any general advise about finding work? Any decent hospitals close to the city that I might have better luck with? Would I be more or less likely to the find a job if I was looking for part time or per-diem work in the "BSN preferred" hospitals? Thanks!
- Sep 5 by StudentManNuseIn Philly, and I believe areas around too, those hospitals that said BSN prefered are now BSN required, at my hospital the RNs were given a certain amount of time to get theirs or risk being laid off. But there are places outside hospitals here that even a diploma will hire.
- Sep 5 by LandD_RN_chicaHahnemann is magnet but a couple girls I was hired with aren't bsns. They need a certain ratio. Try it. It's a great hospital. Level one trauma center. Put in an application and call nurse recruiter a week after. Good luck.
- Sep 5 by IrishIzRNIn the city...will be rough without a BSN. I would consider at least enrolling in a program. Suburb hospitals...you have hope without a BSN.
- Sep 6 by accidentprone315Thanks. Any suggestions on good schools considering I have 25% completed, and will likely be working part time so I may have much financial support? I would prefer a mixture of in class and online. I'm not too crazy about these online "get you BSN in 3 months" kind of programs.
- Sep 6 by IrishIzRNQuote from accidentprone315Thanks. Any suggestions on good schools considering I have 25% completed, and will likely be working part time so I may have much financial support? I would prefer a mixture of in class and online. I'm not too crazy about these online "get you BSN in 3 months" kind of programs.
Honestly...I'd recommend just getting it done online and be done. It will make your life easier with scheduling. I did my BSN online (Chamberlain) and have not a moment of regret. I'm in an NP program now at a major university. The online deal didn't hurt me at all. I didn't just breeze through either. Don't write off online programs. Heck...my NP program is online and it is through a major university. Online isn't always a bad thing!