This debate is decades old and unresolved still. I would love any perspectives voiced as to why you are FOR or AGAINST having a BSN required in order to enter practice as an RN.
For the record I am against it.... feeling that we should be granted a grace period of ten years to aquire a BSN if we want to with some sort of reasonable incentive to do so. The wage increase is not enough to make the cost of schooling make sense for at least 10-15 years and we are in a country where grants and scholarships are hard work too. The lag time of implementing this would worsen the nursing shortages too and some of the best nurses I know are not highly "degreed"...
What are your feelings on this?
Apr 29, '08
We have an entire fourm for this! Why, oh why does it constantly come up as a new thread?
Do a search! Why do we need to go on and on and on and on about this?
Quite frankly, it doesn't matter what other people think or feel. Currently, you DON'T need a BSN to practice. So there you go. Time for people to get over it and move on...
Last edit by cardiacRN2006 on Apr 29, '08