I finally found the confidence to go to nursing school
and am planning to pursue the Associates degree because it'll take only 2 years.
(I have a previous Bachelor of Arts degree so I feel like I 'wasted' time..)
When calling multiple colleges, most got rid of their ADN program and only offered BSN and up. One college advised me to do the Bachelor degree of nursing instead, because it'll be easier for job hire especially because of the Magnet Status
(I do want to work in a hospital but I'm flexible).
From my research, quite a lot jobs accept you with even an ADN. But I don't know if that'll change in 2019-2020 orso when I graduate.
In your opinion, do you think doing BSN
is better, or are they just trying to get more money $$$ out of me? If BSN really is THAT much better, then I'll do it. I do have financial strain, I'm planning to work and school at the same time.
I am not
interested in managerial or nurse educator positions that requires BSN.
Thank you for all the input
Jan 11, '17
Quote from HouTx
Sorry, that's a fallacy. Accreditation requirements dictate the number of clinical hours that are required, so there aren't any differences based upon ADN vs. BSN. The BSN curriculum has additional requirements. Healthcare is an increasingly complex industry. Nurses are the primary workforce. It's logical that educational requirements must increase to keep pace.
Although the 80% BSN goal has been associated with Magnet criteria, they did not originate it. In 2010, the IOM
released a report with findings based upon extremely large research studies. One of their recommendations was a general increase in the educational level of all nursing staff. They also originated the national goal
of an 80% BSN workforce by 2020 based upon evidence that larger proportions of BSNs are associated with significantly better acute care outcomes.
Well, well, well. Not very long ago AN conducted a poll to quantify how many nurses held the BSN vs.the AD.
From what I recall it was basically 50/50.
This leads me to believe that there are ADs out there who are not hurting for work and are very happy living in ignorant bliss without the BSN and are still able to take care of the complex needs of whatever patient comes down the pike.
To wit: In 1965 the ANA issued a "white paper" stating that sometime in the future, can't remember when, the BSN would be the minimum academic entry requirement for admission into the nursing profession.
So it's 2017 and we're still waitng.
This tells me that academic requirements have taken a backseat to the needs of the labor market and the profit motive of schools
who spew out various "preparations" of nurses who are legally sanctioned by the state to take care of patients.
In other words, in the eyes of the folks cutting the checks, X is as good as Y despite what the studies show and the financial incentives of becoming a magnate hospital
So OP since schools today are driven by ever increasing tuition costs, what I would do is obtain an AD from a CC after which you get a job and if you fell like it get a BSN on your employer's tuition reimbursement dime.
Last edit by Buyer beware on Jan 11, '17
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