Quote from arabmagic
Student A has just graduated and is a RN with an ADN....
Student B is also an RN but with a BSN.....
Student C is a RN with an ADN and yet a Bachelor's in a different field (perhaps Business, Psychology, or something else that will relate)
and Student D has a Masters in Nursing, but has not had a job yet "as a nurse"
So they ALL have the same real-life experience working in a hospital (ie... NONE) other than clinicals in school.
Wouldn't they all be on the "same page" so to speak as far as where they will be in their first careers?
I mean, I just don't see how anyone without any begining clinical experience could supervise a unit without any hands on knowledge about what actually goes on and how to deal with certain situations! Even "Student D" would have to have some experience in a clinical setting before they can go into advanced practice! lol If I'm wrong someone let me know, but as far as I know, every typical student ypu listed would start out the same, nursing is not like other careers, you can't just train for a few weeks and move into a high position, it takes time and experience for you to actually know what your doing and how to direct others. We all have to start from somewhere.
Personally, right now I plan doing the ADN program, through a hospital partnered with a college in my area. This hospital will pay for my tuition, books, supplies, everything needed for my four semesters of nursing school, as long as I sign on to work for them for 30 months after I graduate, its a deal/deal! During that time, I plan on getting my bachelors and masters in that time and having them help pay for it. So by the time I finish with my degrees, I'll be able to have a management, administrative, or educational position. If you can go for those advanced degrees go for them, but just know we all start in the same boat.