How many are going straight for your BSN? - page 3

by HeatherMax

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I just went through about 100 RN job postings, and I would say about 86 of them said BSN required or preferred. That was kind of a wake up call... now I am re-thinking everything again.... Read More


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    Quote from HeatherMax
    I just went through about 100 RN job postings, and I would say about 86 of them said BSN required or preferred. That was kind of a wake up call... now I am re-thinking everything again.
    A LOT of the hospitals around here are making it a condition of your employment...my mom works for a major hospital and upon hiring she had to sign a contract stating she would have her BSN within 5 years of employment date or they would terminate you...they are doing the same thing to what little LPN's they have left..get your rn within 5 years or you are gone! It was no sweat off my moms back because she was already in a BSN program...
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    I'm going straight for my BSN. Yes it is more expensive, and may take a tiny bit longer than another route, but I have been in college since 2009 and I'm tired of it. I'm afraid if I don't go all the way I won't want to later on. I'm ready to start working and build my career and life.

    Eventually I will go back to get my masters, maybe PNP, but that will much later!
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    I'm going for BSN.
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    I'm going straight for the BSN for a few reasons. 1) Because I plan on going on to get my MSN-CNM degree and going straight for teh BSN saves time. 2) Because as others have said, in my area if you want any hospital job, you need the BSN. Most of the grad schools I'm looking at I need a year of RN experience first, and preferably in L&D or related field for the midwifery program.

    I'm saving costs by doing nearly all of my pre-reqs and gen eds at the community college before transferring. As a Mom and military spouse, I would assume you qualify for some reasonable financial aide packages to help. There will be loans, of course. But, to me, the money will be worth the education and getting a degree in something I'm truly passionate about.

    Also, my transfer school offers some really nice transfer and non-traditional student scholarships. It's worth looking around before just flat out saying no due to financial reasons.
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    I'm gong for my BSN straight out!! Once I'm done with school I want to be done! I'm almost forty and I have three children at home who are teens. My s hool is expensive but I will have my BSN in 2 1/4 years!! Still shy of 4 yrs!! good luck to everyone!!
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    I'm in an ADN program, but in my area ADN's have no problem getting hired. I graduate in May and am signed up for an RN to BSN program immediately upon licensure, and it will take me the same amount of time and I will get to work while doing the BSN portion b/c its all online.
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    Quote from dt70
    I'm probably going to be stuck doing adn then RN to Bsn online then Bsn to dnp. 8 years long.
    Have low gpa from years back.
    On the plus side I already have the funds saved up for the dnp. No loans.
    Have you begun the process yet? I'm in a similar boat. I went to a private university in NYC and didn't take it very seriously. I've paid off all of my loans/money owed to the institution and feel I've matured and ready to begin an ADN program. I'm looking for other people who may have advice on starting from this route.
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    I am going straight for my BSN for that exact reason.... almost all hospitals in my area will only hire with a BSN.
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    Im going straight for my BSN only because after my BSN im going for my Masters in Nursing to become Nurse practioner.
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    BSN is my path of choice. I am in an area that requires it plus we are financially able to afford it. It was also my choice because I didn't want to have to juggle my family and children around a work schedule combined with having to do night school for a bridge program. On my way and keeping my eye on the prize.


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