ADN's being pushed out - page 7
I work for a large Magnet hospital. As nursing becomes more popular, and nurses not in short supply, I have noticed something ominous has being going on lately. Several of our older and very seasoned ADN nurses are being fired.... Read More
- 4Aug 12, '12 by LennonninjaQuote from foreverLaurWow, that's rather insane...One hospital I was interested says:
"Graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing baccalaureate program (BSN). Candidates graduating from an Associates Degree-to-BSN or LPN-to-BSN programs are not eligible"
- 6Aug 12, '12 by OrcaExplain to me how more education (4 years vs 2) does NOT make you a better nurse?? How, exactly is an ADN better prepared than a BSN? That is nonsense. And guess who else thinks so?? Magnet and most other hospitals, pharma and research companies, universities, etc. If you are fine with an ADN that's great, but don't try to belittle those whose took the incentive for a more well-rounded education. Or in my case, a MSN.
With all other things being equal, a BSN has more education than an ADN. However, you seem to be advocating pushing all ADNs aside for BSNs, as if experience counts for nothing. I have been in this profession for 17 years, and I have served in line, supervisory and administrative positions. If you are saying that a new grad BSN is preferable to me, then you are being equally nonsensical.
- 0Aug 12, '12 by kitty13The comments regarding degrees and hospitals requiring BSN is the direction many facilities have been moving over the last couple of years. I am a diploma nurse, graduated from a 3 yr program that allowed nothing but an 80% test score averages. We worked just like staff in the hospitals during our training.
I could not afford to continue my education after graduation to the BSN level. My friends in the four year program may have a BSN but they admit when they worked at the same hospital the year they graduated they were far behind the skills of those of us from the Diploma program.
I am searching for a job now and i am finding nothing!Last edit by kitty13 on Aug 12, '12 : Reason: typo
- 1Aug 12, '12 by LennonninjaQuote from Sirena922Most likely yes. In nursing, you could have a PhD, JD, and Bachelors degrees in 5 different things and it wouldn't count for anything with regards to a BSN.Question? If an RN has a Bachelors Degree in Administration and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management, do they still have to go back to school for a BSN?