BSN not all its cracked up to be - page 3

JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW, I AM NOT KNOCKING THE BSN PREPARED NURSE. HOWEVER, I AM AN R.N., AND WHERE I AM EMPLOYED THE BSN NURSES MAKE NO MORE WAGE THAN AN ADN NURSE, WHICH I DISAGREE WITH, YOU... Read More

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    Quote from lenbow
    To hire someone because they have more education over someone who has more experience in a certain area is not something I would do.

    I will say this, there are some people that make wonderful students, they are career students. They get wonderful grades, or maybe not so wonderful grades, but they stay in school and keep on going. Just because someone is booksmart, or financially able to continue with higher education, does not always make a better nurse. Or pilot, or accountant, or doctor.

    I had a clueless clinical instructor with a masters, but the best clinical instructor was the instructor with an associates degree from the community college. So how short sighted to dismiss someone for their level of education. Thank goodness my school hired the associate nurse, the one who taught us the most.

    I respect the nurses with a masters, and with the bachelors degree. I am responding to your comments.

    But you in your life experience you would hire someone solely on their level of education. I would much better have a nurse that has worked for years on the floor, than a nurse who solely who was hired because of her level of education.

    What a recipe for disaster and disapointment if everyone thought like you. Thats a real morale booster. Right.. Other nurses end up picking up the slack for the higher paid less productive, much more thought of(by your opinion) team player. That makes alot of sense.

    Good luck in your nursing studies. It is a long road. One that you will find very educating.

    Interesting. NLN schools require a minimum of BSN to teach in a clnical setting, a Masters in the Classroom, and a certain number PhD's if you're a BSN program.

    We call can up with with stories of the ADN who out performs the BSN in many settings in teaching, management and floor nursing. The best nurse I know is an LPN I work with....bar none she's my role model on how to take care of patients. The last clinical group of ADN students sought her out because she loved working with them.

    Still that doesn't say anything but that she's a good nurse. It doesn't say to me "LPNs are better nurses." The same as your experience doesn't tell me that ADNs are better clinical instructors than a Masters prepared nurse.

    I one should definately hire according to degree in every job description. Because an experience ADN like myself is priceless (if I do say so myself. LOL)
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