I have read many posts from working nurses telling about how their employers are almost mandating that all 2-yr nurses have their BSN and the employer will even pay for the schooling. This leads me to belive that the days of getting a job with a 2-yr degree in nursing are quickly coming to an end.
I am set to start a 2-yr program Fall of 2013 and will graduate Dec 2015. In your opinion, am I going to be able to get a job with that or will a BSN be required for mostly all entry level positions in nursing?
I have other degrees and I know that there are many Accelerated programs that award a 2nd degree/career BSN in as little as 11-12 months, but right now that is not an option for me. (I have to stay employed during school)
Aug 30, '12
I had the same concerns. However, as someone mentioned above you can't anticipate what is going to happen in the future. Either way, it is going to take the same amount of time to complete. I am currently working on my ADN and I graduate May 2014. I am a second degree student too, and I chose this route because I need to continue working. After I complete my ADN, I'm trying to go the RN-MSN route. Not interested in getting another bachelors, but if I have to it is only one year more. Oh yea, not to mention you qualify for more scholarships
and grant money. So basically I'm going to school for free with my employer's tuition reimbursement. I just have to pay for books and other supplies. I currently work in the healthcare field in research though...this may or may not matter.
Last edit by bcandygurl on Aug 30, '12