Hospitals only hiring BSN's? - page 7

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when i interviewed for my current position as a student health assistant the clinical manager asked what my goals were. i explained to her that i am pursuing my adn. she told me that hospitals are not hiring nurses with adn's... Read More


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    when i interviewed for my current position as a student health assistant the clinical manager asked what my goals were. i explained to her that i am pursuing my adn. she told me that hospitals are not hiring nurses with adn's anymore and that you must have a bsn to be considered. is this true, or is it only for certain hospitals? i don't want to try to obtain my adn and not be able to use it.
    i am an adn rn and i was hired before i even passed nclex at a local hospital. i've been working now for about 6 months. yes, it can be done and hospitals do hire adns.
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    It depends on where you live. I graduated from an ADN program in Houston and worked at a hospital in the med center, when I started which was at the beginning of nursing school they were excited to hire me because they could potentially gain a nurse but as graduation came around and their journey to follow suit with the other hospitals in the medical center switching to BSN only for magnet status they decided I could either move to an outside facility within the hospital family(at a lower pay rate 3 dollars more than my current rate and not a guarenteed position) and obtain a BSN and transfer back in or leave my current position and apply and wait to see what would happen. I applied for a job in my homestate of Louisiana and was hired within 3 days of putting my application in with the pay rate I wanted and never asked if I had a BSN or not. I don't think a couple more research and community health classes makes you a better nurse by any means, but it is important to continue your education because the trend is leaning more towards BSN graduates. If I could do it all again I would go straight into my BSN program.
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    [QUOTE=larn2012;6772313their journey to follow suit with the other hospitals in the medical center switching to BSN only for magnet status [/QUOTE]

    *** They may choose to hire BSNs only but it doesn't have anything to do with Magnet status, except both are indicators of the mentaliety of the hospital's administrators. Nothing about Magnet requires hiring all BSN staff nurses, or even a percentage of BSN staff nurses.


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