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- Nov 26, '09 by Mr I CareWhere I live the pay is the same, but with a BSN you can be in nurse supervisor.
- Feb 1, '10 by laurentrilliThe university medical center that I'm affiliated with pays the same rate for ADN and BSN; at least on paper. And that's fine if you are satisfied with working the floors, but if you want to work on one of the specialty units like same day surgery (and enjoy a much better schedule, no weekends or nights) then you had better get your BSN because you won't get hired to work there. We have been offered almost 100% tuition reimbursement for nurses who wish to return to school and it's disappointing that many aren't interested (and some probably can't afford the time); but the writing is on the wall: if you want to advance or work a specialty unit, you need to get your BSN.
- Feb 1, '10 by sugarbushIf the ANA has their way by 2025 we will all have to have a Doctorate of Nursing to even work with patients. We wait long enough maybe we all will be upgraded to a DR. without going back to school
- Feb 2, '10 by laurentrilliSugarbush-I'm sure that you are correct. Handing out titles such as Dr. to everyone is meaningless; ask the pharmacy profession; did anything change when they went to the all PharmD degree many years ago? Nope, it just meant that pharmacy school got one year longer. Most pharmacists still do the same jobs. CRNA's are on track to be a doctorate program; nothing will change....except the schools will make more money. I'll eat my hat is an anesthesiologist (MD) ever addresses a CRNA (nurse) as doctor and considers them to be a collegue rather than a "worker".
- Feb 25, '10 by LETRNThere is a $0.50 difference in pay for a BSN prepared nurse in the hospital where I currently work as a tech. I graduate with my BSN in May, and while I was initially annoyed because of the pay difference and the lack of any differentiation between ADN and BSN nurses, I am glad I chose the path I have. Many people critique the BSN program because it is heavy on theory, but my program gives seniors 300 clinical hours on a med-surg floor with an RN preceptor. This has given me invaluable experience that ADN/ASN nurses in my area do not get, and hopefully will give me an edge in a month or so.
- Mar 7, '10 by aspiring_nursingCan anybody help me with this question? I will be graduating with a BA in May. I have been applying to ABSN programs but I am scared I may not get it. I have been thinking about the nursing program at my local community college. When I graduate from the community college, since I will already have a bachelors in another field, will I be considered to have a BSN or an associates in nursing? What does ADN mean? Associates? Also where can I find online details about certain programs and schools...Like how many graduates get jobs, where?, and after how long...Rate of passing the nclex...and so on..anyone know... I dont know who to speak to of such things. Since I am currently going to an IVY league school my mother will freak out if I tell her I am going to a community college. I just want to learn, pass the nclex and be a good nurse. Any suggestions? How can I find out if the school will prepare me, and what kind of degree I will have once I graduate from a community college while already having a BA. thanks for your help!
- Mar 18, '10 by Nurse ShannonWith that route you will graduate with an ADN. A BSN only applies if you obtained a Bachelors of Science in nursing. I just graduated from an ABSN program. It worked really well for most of my classmates (I had a BA before hand), and what was tough was our community colleges were so impacted in their ADN programs, that they were on a lottery system. So if you took all your pre-reqs, worked your tail off and got all A's, you had the same chance to get in as the same person that copied off of you in micro, and slacked off in anatomy. They only had to meet the minimum C requirement. So that was a major reason that I, along with many of my classmates, chose the ABSN program, over the 2 year. yes it was more expensive, and yes, many of us are having a hard time finding work, but we were constantly challenged and taught to think outside the box. The whole lottery system really put me off of the ADN thing all together. However, if you want to be a nurse bad enough, just know that there are many ways to get where you want to be, and your mom will simply have to understand that.
- Mar 26, '10 by KCliftonThe school that I will be applying for when I go to get my ADN does not do the lottery thing. Applicants get points for test scores and for GPA and what-not and the highest ranking are the ones who get in.
- Mar 26, '10 by GaugeThere is a 0.30 difference for bsn and 0.75 for your msn.
- Mar 27, '10 by SWS RNIn South Florida, the pay for ADN and BSN is the same. The rate goes up with years of experience. I had a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Health Administration before I went to nursing school. I went for the ADN-it was faster and had more clinical. I have been able to work as Supervisor and Director of Nursing using both. I was also accepted into an ARNP program as it is a ASN to MSN program. So I don't think the BSN is necessary.