Job market- ADN students being warned? - page 7

Ok so I oriented a 4th semester nursing student from the local community college last week and this was for her "trends" class. I work in a state facility for DD population. We got to talking and... Read More

  1. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from ProfRN4
    The other key thing that potential ADN students need to insure about: does the school have an agreement or partnership with a BSN program. This is becoming more popular in my area. The school I teach at has one currently in place, and two more in the works. Students who are accepted to that program are dually enrolled, they are guaranteed a seat in the BSN program. That actually begin to take the upper level classes (chem, stats, etc) before they finish the ADN. When they finish the AD, they take NCLEX, and can actually say to an employer "I am enrolled in a BSN program", not 'I plan on getting it' (which was acceptable when I graduated.

    Any ADN program that wants to survive is likely looking into these partnerships.
    *** One problem I see with such partnerships is it can leave some grads between a rock and a hard place. Not elligable for positions in nurse residency programs that require a BSN when they graduate. then when they complete their BSN they won't be elligable for those same residencies since they have been RNs for two or so years and the program only takes new grads. I have known a few nurses in that exact position.
    One wanted to avoid taking NCLEX until after earning her BSN to avoid being in this position, but the RN to BSN program required her to have an RN license to apply.
  2. by   NeoNurse2Be
    @PMFB-RN What state are you located in if you don't mind me asking?
  3. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from NeoNurse2Be
    @PMFB-RN What state are you located in if you don't mind me asking?
    *** I Live in Wisconsin. Why?
  4. by   NeoNurse2Be
    Sorry for the late response. I only asked because a while back you said "My state pumps out enough RN grads every 5-6 years to fill every RN position in the state. That means there are a LOT nurses not working as nurses;" So I was just curious